When I watch a video on YouTube, I love reading the comments to see what the internet thinks about the content. In addition, many users point out some pretty cool Easter eggs and videos that they may have missed using timestamps. Currently, YouTube allows creators to split a video into chapters, but the company hasn’t added the ability to check other users’ time-stamped comments in the video. Enter, Tempus!
Tempus is a nifty free Chrome extension that allows users to manage and scroll through all the time stamped comments on YouTube videos. This tool automatically collects all comments when watching a video on YouTube, detects comments with the time stamp of the video you are watching, and windows like a live chat replay It is displayed on the right side.
In addition, Tempus, like SoundCloud, adds a time stamp-only marker to the seek bar of the video. Therefore, you can scrub all the points of the video mentioned in the comments section of the video itself.
This tool is an open source project on a GitHub repository. Therefore, if you are a developer, you can use the resources to make changes as needed. Speaking of changes, the tool also allows you to choose the size and color of the markers that will appear in the seek bar of your YouTube video.
I added and used Tempus from the Chrome Web Store and it worked fine. Therefore, if you want to scroll through the time stamped user comments on YouTube videos with this nifty tool, we recommend that you add them to your browser from the corresponding links now.