YouTube releases chapters feature for desktop and mobile allowing users to skip precisely in a video

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May 29, 2020, 9:03 AM UTC

Creators will be reminded to insert chapters during the upload process.

The new chapters feature from YouTube has been rolled out to all users on desktops, phones, and tablets. With this feature, users can easily skip to a part in a video with precision, like in a book.

A video’s progress bar will contain little black breaks to show where each chapter ends and where a new one begins. The design for chapters on desktops, phones, and tablet devices on Android and iOS will be the same.

However, the chapters feature is not automatic and requires the creators to put in the time stamp and chapter title in the description. Chapters will be soon available for YouTube Originals content as well, but paid movie rentals will not have chapters at launch.

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