What is the format for a YouTube URL, to link to a specific time in the video? Something like

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze68s47-xO4<time code goes here>
  • youtu.be/Ze68s47-xO4?t=2m6s
    – techie007
    Dec 9, 2014 at 5:48
  • You can also use #t=nnn where nnn is the seconds (only as many digits as you need).
    – fixer1234
    Dec 9, 2014 at 5:51

2 Answers 2


There are two ways:

  1. Provide the t variable as query parameter:


    for starting the video at 23s mark.

  2. Provide t value as a URL hash location:


    for starting the video from 127s mark.


When you click "Share", it lets you enter the specific time and generates an URL with the t parameter, containing Xs, XmYs, or XhYmZs, e.g. 2m6s.

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