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3 Tricks to Linking a YouTube Video

3 Tricks to Linking a YouTube Video

YouTube is an incredibly popular website. It is a video sharing site which allows the users to not only view and share videos but also upload, rate, and comment on them. Individuals upload most of the videos on this site, but there is also content from cooperating media, including clips from TV shows, music videos, and movie trailers. Big media corporations such as BBC, Hulu, and Vevo offer some of their content on YouTube.

You can share these videos with anyone. You can share their link on your social media profiles. It is possible that the videos are long, so if you want to show someone a part of the video which is only a few seconds long, but the video is several minutes long, then it can be a difficult situation. But you do not have to worry because there is a method which allows you to share a particular section in the video. It is a simple process, and it will save you the trouble of watching the whole video.

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Here are some simple tricks which will allow you to create a link for a specific part of a video. It is not a difficult or lengthy process; you can create a link in minutes.

1. The lengthy way of adding time stamp code

In this method, you need to find the URL of a video you want to share. The URL is the link that shows in the address bar of the browser while you are watching the video. The URL is not the link that shows when you click the “share” button. There is a certain format that you need to use to specify the starting time of the video: #t=2m10s. The first part of the of the format #t= is known as the time stamp. The second part shows the time, and it specifies the minutes and seconds. You can add this code to the URL of the video and share it with other people. In this way, people should not have to watch the boring introduction, and they will just watch the relevant part. It will assist in increasing the video’s natural YouTube views.

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2. The easy and short method

There is an easy and quick method which allows the shared video to start at a particular time. You can do it by using the sharing options of YouTube videos. First of all, you need to go to the website and look for the video you want to share. The next step is to click on the “share” link. The options will expand, and it will show the choices for how you can share the video. If you look at the bottom of the sharing options, you will see a checkbox marked as “start at.” In this check box you need to put the start time. Once you scroll to the specific time you want the video to start at it will record that time automatically. It is the easiest way of attaching the time stamp to the video you are sharing.

3. If you own the video

If you are the owner of the video and it is hosted on your channel, then you have the option of editing the video and only showing the version with the particular part you want to show. It is a good way to save the time of the viewers and give them only the parts of the video they are interested it. The editing tools of the site may not be the best, but they are capable of cutting off extra minutes and making it small.

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Sharing only a particular part of the YouTube videos is an excellent way of increasing the views of your videos. People using the internet do not have a long attention span. They get bored quickly, so if you want to keep them interested you should only share the exciting parts of the videos. Nowadays people prefer to use the YouTube website from their mobile phones and they do not want to sit staring at a video which is minutes long.

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Published on September 20, 2018

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

Minimizing Tabs

Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

Incognito Mode

Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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  1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
  2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
  3. Download extension New Incognito Window

This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

Save Webpages as PDF Files

Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

Open Recently-closed Tabs

Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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Solve Mathematical Problems

Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

Play Media Files

Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

Stay Focus(e)d

Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

Grammarly for Editing

Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

Loom

There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

Chrome Calendar Extension

No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

Final Thoughts

Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

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