You know that moment when you stumble across a hilarious video or an intriguing article, and you just have to share it with your friends? Sharing content is one of the best ways to connect with people online. Although, did you know there are some neat tricks to make it even more seamless?
1. To share a section of a webpage
Take, for instance, sharing a specific section of a webpage. You don’t need to send the whole article and then describe where to look. There’s a feature built into the Chrome browser called ‘Link to Text Fragment’ that lets you select the text you want to share. Be sure you are using the latest version of Chrome. Let’s tackle that before we go any further:
Update Chrome on PC or Mac
- Open the Chrome browser
- Click the three dots (⋮) in the top-right corner
- Then choose Help
- Then click About Google Chrome. If an update is available, click Check for updates. When the update is finished, click Relaunch.
To share a section of a webpage using Chrome
Now that you are certain you are using the latest version of Chrome, here are the steps to create a shareable link that goes directly to specific highlighted text on a page.
To share a section of a webpage using Chrome
- Open Chrome and navigate to the webpage and the specific part that you want to share
- To highlight the text you want to share, click and hold, then drag your mouse across the text
- To open the context menu, right-click on the highlighted text
- Select Copy Link to Highlight
- Paste the link anywhere, like an email or message thread
2. To share an exact moment of a YouTube video
The same goes for sharing a specific section of a YouTube video. No need for your friends to watch the whole video to get to the part you found hilarious or interesting.
How to share an exact moment of a YouTube video
- Go to YouTube and click on the video that you want to share
- Pause the video at the part you want to share
- Then, right-click, and select “Copy video URL at current time”
- Paste the link anywhere, like an email or message thread, and Voila. Your friends are instantly transported to that exact moment in the video when they receive your link and click on it.
3. To share an exact moment of any Spotify song
You’re on the go, jamming to your favorite tunes on Spotify, and there’s that epic guitar solo or high note that gives you chills. You need to share it with your friends. So, how do you do that?
How to share an exact moment of any Spotify song
- Open Spotify and navigate to the song you want to share
- Now, play it, and keep an eye on the time stamp when your favorite part comes up
- Next, tap on the ‘…’ (that’s the more options icon) situated at the top right of your screen
- Once you’re there, tap Share
- Then ‘Copy Link.’ And there you go, you’ve got the link copied to your clipboard and are ready to share
- You can now paste the link wherever you want to share it, such as in a message, email, or on social media
4. To share an Instagram post
Let’s not forget about Instagram. The ‘Share To’ feature is a lifesaver. If you spot a post you want to share with your friends or on your story, it is very easy.
How to share an Instagram Post
- All you have to do is tap the paper airplane icon under the post
- From there, you can choose where you want to send it – either directly to another person by clicking on the round circle next to their name. The circle will change colors to blue with a white check mark. Then you can hit Send
- If you want to share it to your Instagram story. Tap the paper airplane icon under the post.
- Then click either Add post to your story
- To add your own caption or sticker, tap the text or sticker icon in the top right corner of the editing screen. You’ll be able to type over the image for text or add a sticker.
- Then, tap “Your Stories” in the lower-left corner of your screen or Close Friends when you are ready to share your post.
- Or to copy the link of the post to share elsewhere, like on Facebook, Twitter, or in a text message just tap the Copy link icon at the bottom of the screen
5. To share a CyberGuy article or newsletter
Lastly, if you’d ever like to share one of our articles while on cyberguy.com, here’s how to do it.
How to share a CyberGuy article or newsletter
- Right below the main image of one of our articles, tap the mail icon to share with a friend. You can also click on the social icons to share to your social networks.
- Or, if you want to share our newsletter with a friend or family member, simply click the ‘Forward this email to a friend’ option by scrolling down to the bottom of the newsletter.
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Kurt’s key takeaways
There you go. With these savvy techniques in your arsenal, you can share all the best bits of the internet, tailored exactly to the moment that caught your attention. So, go on, paint the digital town red with your perfect snippets, and make your shared content a conversation starter.
Do you have any secret tips for sharing content online? We’d love to hear how you share your favorite bits of the internet with your friends. Let us know by commenting below.