Get YouTube Key from a Link

// Example link:
// <a id="myLink" href="">Youtube link</a>

var youtubeLink = document.getElementById('myLink').href;
var youtubeVideoKey = youtubeLink.substr(youtubeLink.lastIndexOf("v=") + 2, 11);

// youtubeVideoKey will return "cyRqR56aCKc"


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