Loom terms


Time markers indicating specific moments within video.

What are the timestamps in Loom?

Timestamps in Loom are markers or indicators that show the specific time during a video recording. They are used to highlight important points or sections in a video, making it easier for viewers to navigate through the content. Timestamps are particularly useful in longer videos as they allow viewers to skip to the parts they are interested in without having to watch the entire video.

In Loom, timestamps can be added in the comment section while watching a video. When a timestamp is added, it automatically links to the corresponding point in the video. This means that when you click on a timestamp, the video will jump to that specific time. This feature is beneficial for both the video creator and the viewer, as it enhances the video's usability and accessibility.

How to add timestamps in Loom videos?

Adding timestamps in Loom videos is a straightforward process. When you're recording a video, you can add timestamps by simply noting the time on the recording counter at the bottom of the Loom interface. You can then add these timestamps to your video description or comments section to help viewers navigate to specific parts of your video.

However, Loom does not currently support automatic timestamping or chapter markers within the video player itself. This means that while you can manually add timestamps to your video description, viewers will not be able to click on these timestamps to jump to a specific part of the video. They will have to manually navigate to the time you've specified.

How to edit timestamps in Loom?

To edit timestamps in Loom, you first need to open the video you want to edit. Once the video is open, you can find the option to add timestamps in the video description box. You can manually type in the time in the format of minutes:seconds (for example, 2:15 for two minutes and fifteen seconds) and then add a description of what happens at that time in the video.

Once you've added the timestamp and description, press enter to save it. The timestamp will then become a clickable link that will take viewers directly to that point in the video when clicked. Please note that currently, Loom does not support a feature to edit or delete timestamps once they are created. You would have to delete the entire video and re-upload it if you want to change the timestamps.

Why are my timestamps not showing in Loom?

There could be several reasons why your timestamps are not showing in Loom. One possible reason is that you may have accidentally turned off the timestamp feature. You can check this by going to your Loom settings and ensuring that the timestamp feature is enabled.

Another possibility is that there might be a bug or glitch in the Loom software. If this is the case, try restarting the application or updating it to the latest version. If the problem persists, it would be best to contact Loom's customer support for further assistance. They can help diagnose the issue and provide a solution.

Lastly, it could be due to the browser you are using. Some browsers may not support all features of Loom, including timestamps. Try using a different browser or updating your current one to see if this resolves the issue.

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