Very recently, YouTube have rolled out a new feature to creators to enhance their viewer’s experience on YouTube in navigating videos – Chapters.
Chapters are, as the name implies, sections of your video divided into topics, points, or other logical separation of thoughts within a piece of content. Chapters appear as clickable elements as you hover over the video’s timeline.
Chapters can be enabled on any video by adding timestamps to the video’s description. YouTube recently shared the 3 simple things you must ensure to have your timestamps active the Chapters feature successfully:
- the first timestamp must be 0:00
- there must be a least 3 timestamps/chapters
- each chapter must be at least 10 seconds long
Meet this criteria, and you’re good to go!
In a recent video, I show you practically how to apply the new Chapters feature to an existing video: