After the short-form video maker app Tik-Tok banned in India, a lot of key players are now trying to capture the new short video making market. Youtube has also joined the league with its Youtube shorts feature on the Youtube app, which is currently in the Beta version.
To access the Youtube shorts feature on your Youtube app you have to update it with the latest version.
Although, the current version doesn’t have any editing tools like transitions effects and more filters. You have to wait for the new features that may roll out in upcoming weeks in the new update by youtube.
In this article, we will discuss Youtube Shorts in detail and its guide to using it.
What is Youtube Shorts?
Youtube shorts is a short video making feature launched by the Youtube app in which you can upload short videos of 15 seconds or less.
You can either upload some quick updates just like youtube stories or you can upload your custom memes, songs, dance, and much more.
As you are now acquainted with the “Youtube shorts” term, so let’s see how you can use it for your maximum benefit and how you can make videos on it.
How to upload Videos on Youtube Shorts?
As Youtube shorts is still in the Beta phase, a lot of features have yet to come. You can only make simple 15 seconds videos without much tools and effects.
It allows you to attach multiple frames under 15 sec, choose music from your library, set timer, and control the speed of the video.
Follow the below steps to make your first Youtube shorts:
- Open the Youtube app and check if it is updated to the new version or not. You can update your app on the google play store.
- Open the app and tap on the ‘+’ icon in the middle of the bottom bar and select the ‘Create a Short’ option.
- Now on the next screen, you can record your video, add music to it and set the speed of the video.
- After editing and adding music to your video. Click on the Next button on the right. You’ll be directed to the next page.
- On the current page, you can add Title, description for your videos, so that your viewers get to know about your video more.
- Now, at last, click on the submit button. Your video will be uploaded within a few seconds.
See the images for better understanding:
Step-1: Open the Youtube app, click on the ‘+ ‘ button.
Step-2: Click on the “Create a Short” button.
Step-3: Click on the Red icon to record your video.
Step-4: After recording or uploading your video. Click on the “Next” button.
Step-5: Give your video a title and description.
Step-6: Then click on upload and your video will be uploaded on Youtube shorts.
So these were the steps to create your first youtube shorts, Now you must be thinking where can I watch youtube Shorts videos.
How to watch youtube Shorts videos?
Just like the youtube stories, youtube has added a separate section on the Homepage for youtube shorts. You can watch all the Youtube shorts videos in this section and swipe up to see more content creators and their videos.
Although, youtube shorts has very less content on the Shorts section right now as a lot of people don’t know about this feature. You can leverage the first-mover advantage and create unique content on this platform.
You may get more features and tools to enhance your videos in the upcoming days as Youtube is currently testing its Beta version and may release full features soon.
What to do if you don’t have access to the Shorts camera?
You can still upload videos to the shorts using the #Shorts hashtag in the title or description. You can upload upto 60 seconds of vertical video using this process.
Is it supported on both android and iOS?
Youtube shorts is currently being tested on android mobile phones and tablets, only android users have access to this Youtube Shorts feature. iPhone and iPad users have to wait for its full release.
Since Youtube shorts is new in the short video making platforms, you can try out how its algorithm works or just play around with its features. As Youtube has not confirmed any specific date to launch its full version, till then you can use it on android mobile phones.
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