New YouTube Chapters button – The little arrow

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YouTube quietly added a clickable arrow below the seek bar to show the Chapters box!

Try clicking it in this video:

See how much easier it is to jump to exciting moments like George Shaved in that video?

Note: this only works in videos that created YouTube Chapters in their video description.

See how to create YouTube Chapters.

Black thumbnails

Whenever you edit the Chapters in your video description, YouTube will show black thumbnails in the Chapters box.


Because it takes YouTube a few hours (up to 1 day) to create the thumbnails for your chapters! Do not worry, the thumbnails will appear.

The screenshot on the right shows the black thumbnails.

George also explains how we can get your videos on the front page at

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