Link Options

An overview of the different options for adding a link to an annotation

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Written by Patrick Farley
Updated over a week ago

Links are the most commonly used annotation, and the foundation of all interactions

Load external URL:

Just like you would add a link in a web page, now you can add it in a video. You can load a web page, pdf, document, another video, email program, etc....
Example: Load a web page -
Example: Load a new Email draft -
Example: Load a PDF file -

Ensuring external URLs open in the same window/tab

You can set all links clicked on your videos to open in the same window/tab rather than a new one. This is analogous to setting target="_self" or "open in same window" in a CMS for example.

The limitations are:
A) The target domain must be on the same domain that the video is hosted on.
B) Every link on every project will load in the same window.
C) Must be using Native Player embed code (not the HapYak player which is an iframe embed code).

If you would like this set simply email and ask for localLinks to be provisioned on your group.

Jump to Annotation / Jump to Time:

Click "Jump to video time" and select another annotation you would like to link to from the dropdown list...

or enter a specific time in the video to link to...

Pro Tip: Jump to Chapters

Because you can link to a specific annotation, adding chapter markers to every video is a great idea. Without also adding a Chapter Menu, they are invisible to the viewer and allow you to quickly select times in the video to jump to via this Link to Annotation feature. 

Also, if you change the start time of the chapter annotation that you are linked to (because say a new version of the video has been uploaded as the video source), it will automatically adjust.

Action to take if the viewer doesn't click:

The video can continue playing if the viewer doesn't click, or can be looped to the beginning of the annotation to ensure they click.

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