YouTube Shorts represent bite-sized, vertical video content reminiscent of Stories, tailor-made for smartphones and direct uploads to YouTube.
With a staggering 50 billion daily views and a monthly audience of 1.5 billion logged-in users, YouTube Shorts provides creators with a straightforward and accessible means to connect with their viewers. Armed with YouTube's integrated creation tools, you can effortlessly capture, edit, and infuse your Shorts with music!
You can find Shorts by tapping the Shorts icon in the YouTube app, stumble upon them on the YouTube Homepage, receive notifications, explore subscriptions, or, naturally, access them via the dedicated Shorts tab on a YouTube channel. Unleash your creativity through YouTube Shorts, and read on for invaluable tips on crafting and elevating your Shorts.
Creating YouTube Shorts (Desktop)
- Sign into YouTube Studio on your desktop.
- In the top-right corner, click "Create", and then upload videos up to 60 seconds in length.
- Remember to incorporate #Shorts in the title or description to boost YouTube's recommendation algorithms.
- You can edit up to 15 clips simultaneously, but ensure you finalize the video details by editing the draft.
Creating YouTube Shorts (Mobile)
- Launch the YouTube app on your mobile device.
- Tap "Create".
- To record a clip, press and hold "Capture" or tap it to initiate and stop recording.
- Utilize "Undo" to eliminate the previous video clip or "Redo" to reintroduce it.
- Tap "Done" for a preview and to enhance your video.
- Finally, hit "Upload Short" to share your creation with the world.
Converting Existing Content into Shorts
Identify a video within your channel that suits your short-form content vision. On the video's watch page, click "Create" and transform the content into a short-form format and share it with your subscribers.
Enhancing Your Shorts
- Integrate audio from YouTube's library (strictly for personal, non-commercial purposes unless you hold the appropriate licenses).
- Overlay text on your video, customizing color, style, and alignment on the screen.
- Access the "Timeline" feature to regulate when text appears and vanishes in your Short by manipulating the start and stop points of text clips.
- Refine video segments by trimming them to achieve the ideal starting point.
- Explore additional enhancements such as adjusting recording speed, hands-free recording, applying filters, or adding background effects.
To remix audio from another Short, access the desired Short on the YouTube mobile app, click "Sound," and explore other Shorts utilizing that audio. Tap "Use this sound" to create your Short with the remixed audio. Be sure to credit the source of your remixed audio, which can be found on the Sound Library page.
With YouTube Shorts at your disposal, you have a potent tool to captivate your audience in the blink of an eye. Embrace this dynamic format, experiment with creativity, and watch your channel flourish in the world of short-form content. The world of short-form content is teeming with possibilities!