YouTube is beta-testing its Shorts feature, which allows users to produce YouTube short films directly from the app, to compete with TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram Stories. Using the camera on your smartphone, you may record and promptly submit brief videos. The default duration is 15 seconds, but you can add up to one minute via the app.
The YouTube Shorts feature is now accessible in over one hundred countries, including the United States and Canada. These videos can be accessed by pressing Shorts at the bottom of the YouTube app, on the YouTube homepage, or on the user’s channel page.
While these Shorts cannot be monetized through adverts at this time, they will effect your amount of views and total playtime, and you can direct viewers to your monetized YouTube channel. YouTube also has a $100 million fund for creators who contribute to the growth of the Shorts community.
“Youtube is planning to monitise shorts by 2023.”
Requirements to make YouTube Shorts
- YouTube Shorts can be as long as sixty seconds. A 60-second YouTube short may consist of many 15-second films or one continuous one.
- The videos must be filmed vertically.
- The video may use up to 15 seconds of audio from YouTube’s library or other videos.
How to make YouTube Shorts
- If you do not already have the YouTube app on your Android or iOS device, download it and sign in.
- Tap the Create button, represented by a plus sign in the bottom-center.
3. In the pop-up, tap Create a Short, which is accompanied by a camera symbol.
- If this is the first time you’ve used this option, your phone will ask for permission to use the camera and microphone.
- Once accepted, the page for the YouTube Shorts recording is displayed.
- The default recording length for YouTube shorts is 15 seconds. By tapping the “15” above the record button, the duration can be changed to 60 seconds.
Tap the Speed icon of a speedometer on the right to adjust the recording’s speed.
You can also specify a time for the camera to start automatically by pressing the Timer button directly below the Speed button.
Finally, Filters permits the application of several visual filters to the recording. Some Android users may not have access to this feature.
When ready, press the record button. Hit it again to pause the recording, and tap it again to record the subsequent portion of the same video.
- Tapping the Undo button at the bottom, denoted by a left-pointing arrow, will delete the last portion of the movie but not the entire file. The Undo button, depicted by an arrow pointing to the right, will return the segment to the video.
- When recording is complete, hit the checkmark in the lower-right corner to preview your video and add music, text, and filters. When done, hit Next.
Add a title and alter the sharing settings as the final step. Add the #shorts hashtag to the title so that it can be discovered and promoted alongside other YouTube Shorts films.
Tap Upload to add the video to your YouTube account.