Add chapters to a progress bar

For each of your uploaded videos, you can add video chapters. Chapters break up your video into sections, each with an individual preview. These chapters can help viewers by giving more info and context by allowing them to rewatch different parts of the video. You can see Video Chapters in this example video.

How to Add Chapters to Your Videos Using Timestamps

Turn on video chapters

To turn on chapters for your video:

  1. Sign in to YouTube.
  2. Go to the video you want to edit.
  3. Select EDIT VIDEO under the video.
  4. In the “Description” box of the “Add details” page, add a list of timestamps and titles.

To opt into video chapters, make sure that the first timestamp you list starts with 00:00. Your video should have at least three timestamps listed in ascending order. The minimum length for video chapters is 10 seconds.

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