Google Search now lets you find ‘key moments’ within videos, based on timestamp information that creators have provided in the video description.
Google Search helps you discover a range of information from across the Internet – text, images, videos, and recently, audio. But what about something specific in the contents of a video? You can’t skim a video as you do with text. If you’re looking for something particular in a video, you’re bound to miss it. To solve this problem, Google will now let you find ‘key moments’ within videos in Search.
With this new feature, video search results become much more accessible, organized, and more useful, allowing you to “get to the information you’re looking for faster, with help from content creators.”
For example, when you search for a how-to video with multiple steps, or longer videos like documentaries, or ones that contain speeches, Google Search will bring up links to specific moments “based on timestamps provided by content creators.” This way, you’ll be able to see if the video contains the information you’re looking for.
This also makes video content more accessible for those who use screen readers for Search.
The links to key moments will only appear in Search in English for YouTube videos with timestamp information that creators have provided in the video description. Google is also giving content creators a way to mark up their videos thus making them more easily searchable.
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