Digital Media Tool Tip: Creating a YouTube Link with a Specific Start Time

Sometimes you may want to share a specific part of a YouTube video and skip the first 20 seconds or so. For example, it's Wednesday (aka Hump Day) and you want to share Geico's Happy Hump Day Camel video with your co-worker, Mike. But, you want the video to start at the sequence where the camel says, “Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike...what day is it, Mike?”  

There is a way to accomplish this manually, however, I recently found an online tool that makes creating a link to a specific start time in a YouTube video a snap!

All you have to do is go to:

1. Enter the URL of the YouTube Video
2. Enter the start time
3. Click, Get Link

You now have a URL that will link directly to your chosen start time for that video, like so: