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Some channels display chapters for some YouTube viewers. They are generated based on the timestamps that creators include in the description of their video. There, for example, they state that you will find an intro at 0:00 a.m., a review at 1:32 a.m. and a pros and cons list at 6 a.m .: 54 and a conclusion at 9:10 a.m. Unfortunately, not all developers are concerned with timestamps, and unless they are included in the description, YouTube will not (at least for the time being) attempt to guess or insert chapter markers themselves.
For us users, the user interface in the video player looks a little different. The scrubbing timeline is divided into sections for each chapter. If you move the mouse over a section, the title of the chapter (also taken from the description) and your progress in this particular section are displayed. I couldn’t get them to appear in a video on a phone or desktop, so I may not be part of the first rollout, but @ Podcastage I noticed them earlier today and they seem to be working on one of his videos with timestamps. Try this out and see that it works for you.
One of our readers shared a screenshot that shows how these video chapters are displayed on mobile devices. He runs a slightly older version 15.14.33 of the app (APK Mirror) and only sees it on one of his accounts. The change seems to be controlled on the server side by account. Thank you, João!
Video chapters in YouTube on mobile devices.
YouTube has officially announced video chapters on Twitter explaining that the feature is available on the desktop, Android, and iOS. They are only displayed if the creators add time stamp data to their description from position 00:00. Time stamp collections that do not start there are not automatically converted into chapters, so YouTubers can deactivate the function.
New Today – Creator timestamps from your video description are now automatically converted to video chapters in the progress bar!
Jump forward to a specific section of a video, watch part of a video again, and more. Available for desktop, Android and iOS. Info → https://t.co/6EFMx5tmKF https://t.co/xGVyvna4Yj
– TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) May 28, 2020
picture:: @ Podcastage