YouTube plans to launch four brand new tools that creators can use while editing YouTube Shorts videos.
YouTube is introducing in-app creation tools for Shorts videos for US users and adding four brand new features.
After its beta launch in March, YouTube shorts is now ready to be utilized by all the users in the United States.
Video creators in the United States can now use the Shorts camera that provides users with a wide range of editing options.
Continue reading to know more about the new updates to YouTube Shorts.
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Four New YouTube Shorts Features
Max 60 Second Recordings
While recording the videos with the YouTube Shorts camera, users can switch/toggle between either a max duration of 15 seconds or a max duration of 60 seconds. Earlier, YouTube Shorts videos were capped out at mere 15 seconds; however, now the length of videos can be extended up to 60 seconds.
However, if you use music from the YouTube library to record Shorts videos, the videos are still capped at 15 seconds. The reason must be YouTube music license restriction.
Video Filters for YouTube Shorts
YouTube creators can now toggle between several distinct filters in the recording and editing screens within the Shorts camera. Filters allow users to color correct footage or change the look and feel of a video.
YouTube says this is just the start as more and more selections of filters and effects will be delivered to YouTube Shorts users throughout the year.
Captions for Videos in YouTube Shorts
To make YouTube shorts more accessible and presentable, creators will be able to add captions to their videos in two distinct ways.
Creators can either enable YouTube to add the captions automatically, which utilizes speech-to-text technology or else creators can manually add their own captions.
As speech-to-text technology is in its early stages, it ain’t perfect. So, you can manually add captions to clear up any inaccuracies.
Users likewise will have the option to pick among manual and automatic captions while they are watching a video.
Shorts Tab on Home Page
In the YouTube mobile app, users can look for more Shorts content through a new tab that can be found on the bottom of the screen.
The Shorts tab can now be found at the location where the Explore tab once was. Though, YouTube isn’t dropping the Explore section, it’s just relocated it to the top of the screen.
With this update, Explore has now been relocated to the top of the home feed. Explore is a place where users can discover content from upcoming creators and as well as trending videos and popular topics.
Shorts can now be found on the creator’s channel pages besides the Short tab and YouTube home page. Creators can continue uploading shorts and leverage the feature of Shorts and make videos easily.
Additionally, on Tuesday, Alphabet Inc’s YouTube declared a $100 million fund to pay content creators who make hit videos on its new short-form video feature Shorts, as YouTube plans to draw in more influencers.