Thursday, March 3, 2022

How to Create and Share Clips of YouTube Videos

Over the years there have been many third-party tools that offered ways to clip and share portions of YouTube videos. Most of those don't last too long before Google/ YouTube changes something that renders those tools useless. Now YouTube offers its own integrated tool for creating and sharing short clips of videos. 

You'll find YouTube's clipping tool directly under the title (next to the share button) of the video you're viewing. Click that clip button and you can select a 15 to 60 second segment of the video. Once you've selected a clip, you can share that clip via the URL that YouTube provides for it. The clip will play on a loop wherever you share it including when you embed it into website. 

Watch this short video to learn how to create and share clips of YouTube videos. 



This method of sharing a section of a YouTube video is faster and easier than trying to use a third-party tool. It's also easier than inserting the video into a Google Slide and then specifying start and end times for the video in Google Slides (learn about that method in this video).

Applications for Education
Sometimes all you need is a short clip of a video to help you illustrate a point or spark a discussion. This clipping tool provides a good way to easily and accurately share just the portion of a longer video that you need to illustrate a point or spark discussion.