How to Link to a Timestamp in a Google Drive Video

Want your Google Drive video to play at a specific time when viewers open the video link? In this case, it is easy to create timestamped links for your videos hosted on this service. Here’s how.

To create a custom link that plays your Google Drive video at the specified time, you don’t need a third-party app. You just need to add a parameter to the video URL, and that link will then play the video at the time you choose.


Link to a specific position in a Google Drive video

To generate a link for your video, start by launching Google Drive on your computer and find your video file.

Right-click on your video and choose “Get Link” from the menu.

Choose “Get Link” from the menu.

In the box that opens, get the link of your video by clicking on “Copy link”.

Click “Copy Link” in the box.

Open a new tab in your web browser and paste your video link there. Do not press Enter yet.

Your video link should look something like this:

In this link, delete everything that appears after view? Next, add the t parameter with the playing time of your video. For example, to have your link play your video after 1 minute and 25 seconds, the resulting link would look like this:

In the link above, m stands for minutes and s for seconds. To indicate the hour, you will use h.

Go to the link and you will find that Google Drive plays your video at the specified time. You can now share this link with other people so they can also watch your video at the starting point you have chosen.

Make sure, however, that you have given others access to your video.

And that’s how you can allow yourself and others to quickly jump to a specific point in your video without having to manually skip parts of it.

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