When using YouTube on the desktop, right clicking a video gives the option to copy a link to a specific point in that video.

Is there a way to link to a specific point of a YouTube video from an iPhone or iPad?

I've tried using the native iOS app and the mobile site, but I can't find a way to link a specific time stamp.

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    Send feedback in the app requesting the feature (and that goes for both you and anyone else who sees this that wants this too)!
    – Cornstalks
    Commented Jul 22, 2017 at 14:00

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The format of the query string is very simple. Just append ?t=#m##s to the video URL to link directly # minutes and ## seconds into the video. If the URL already contains a ?, make that &t=#m##s instead.

For instance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVPRkcczXCY&t=1m22s will take you 1 minute and 22 seconds into the presentation video for the 2016 MacBook Pro.

So just figure out what point in time you want to link to in a YouTube video, and you can make the link yourself.

  • This also works with https:// youtu.be links, which is particularly important when creating from iOS. Why the ? param isn’t auto added is anyone’s guess. Commented May 24, 2021 at 11:23

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