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Add timestamps to your YouTube videos for Key Moments to appear in Search

Starting today, Google Search results will start showing "key moments within videos".
When you search for things like how-to videos that have multiple steps, or long videos like speeches or a documentary, Search will provide links to key moments within the video, based on timestamps provided by content creators. You’ll be able to easily scan to see whether a video has what you’re looking for, and find the relevant section of the content. For people who use screen readers, this change also makes video content more accessible.
This currently is only available for Google Search in English.  \And I'm currently only seeing it in the Google mobile app, not on desktop.

For your videos to show up in Search with a "key moments" timeline, all you need to do is add timestamps to your YouTube video descriptions.

Timestamps are formatted as minutes:seconds, so if you discuss three topics, starting at 30 seconds, 2 minutes 10 seconds and 5 minutes 30 seconds, you would add the following to your video description.

0:30 Topic 1
2:10 Topic 2
5:30 Topic 3

Timestamps are clickable on desktop, so viewers can easily jump to that part of your video.

If you host your own videos, you can use Clip structured data to mark important moments, then  fill out this form to express interest in Key Moments in Google Search.

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