YouTube’s Green Screen feature is the latest way to remix with Shorts. With Green Screen, you can use any eligible YouTube video or Short as the background for your original Short video, using both the audio and video or video-only if you choose to mute the audio. Green Screen is a great way to use existing content and add reactions, updates or offer a new perspective on a popular topic to your fans.
As a reminder, you can also use Green Screen with any photo or video from your own gallery as well.
To use Green Screen, just select Create > Green Screen on the menu of options under the video you’re watching or press the 3-dot menu in the Shorts player and select Green Screen. The max length you can create with is 60 seconds.
Any video that is created with Green Screen will be attributed back to the original creator’s source video with a link within the Shorts player, which provides a new way for your content to be discovered. If you don’t want your long form content to be remixed by others, you can always opt out in YouTube Studio.
Note: Any music videos or VODs with visual claims are ineligible for Green Screen.