A short video feature from YouTube called YouTube Shorts has been launched in India by Google. This feature enables you to share 15-second videos. Even though Instagram expanded its Reels from the US to India, YouTube Shorts are also been introduced by Google to compete in the present market day trends. However, it is expected that this feature will also be introduced in the US since TikTok is facing some challenges in the US also.
Google demonstrated that this new feature comprises a new camera and several editing tools. That will be coming out over the course of the next few weeks. These videos can be seen on the new Shorts shelf on the YouTube homepage. As well as across other parts of the YouTube app.
How to use this new feature:-
For Android users in India, the Create button has been shifted to the bottom bar of navigation. To check whether you have access to this feature, click on the “+” icon and then select “Video”. If you can see the “Create a short video” option, then you have access to the Shorts camera, which has features like stringing multiple video clips, times, speed controls, and adding music to clips.
Also, users who don’t have the access to this camera can still upload the vertical videos that are under 60 seconds long, with the hashtag #shorts in the title or description. These will also be still picked up to be highlighted on the YouTube homepage. The company also announced that this YouTube Shorts will also be expanded to iOS and also to other countries along with India shortly. The company also stated that more features for creation will also be added quickly.
However, YouTube Shorts in India might have a tough competition with the previously launched Instagram Reels.
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