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Facebook added a New Checkbox: You Can Embed Facebook Videos at a Chosen Time in the Playback

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Here’s a small, but helpful update.

This week, Facebook has added a new checkbox into its video embed process which enables you to choose a specific time within the video playback at which you want your embed to play from.

As you can see here, there’s now a new checkbox option in the embed process which enables you to enter a start time for your playback, so you can choose a specific section that you want the clip to play from, helping to guide people to the most relevant segment, as opposed to simply enabling full playback.

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The same functionality has been available on YouTube for a long time, while, theoretically, anyone with some coding knowledge would also have been able to do the same with Facebook video clips (using the “t=[chosen frame start]” operand).

But most people don’t have an understanding of coding parameters, nor the time to sort through the specifics on each embed, which makes this a handy option for your process, so you can more easily direct blog readers to key elements or examples within Facebook video clips.

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