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YouTube’s Making it Easier for Creators to Turn longer Content into Shorts

With the addition of a new “Edit into a Short” option to its iOS and Android apps, YouTube’s is attempting to make it even simpler for artists to convert their lengthier videos into Shorts suited for the platform’s TikTok competitor. From the app for iOS or Android, producers will be able to choose up to 60 seconds from one of their videos and import it into the Shorts editor. From there, they may include text, filters, and more movies taken with the Shorts camera or taken from their picture bank.

The finished Short will link to the full video it was clipped from, according to a post announcing the feature on YouTube’s. This could help make Shorts an ideal promotional tool for the creator’s longer content — a key incentive for them to get started while YouTube’s continues testing monetization options for the feature. A viewer wouldn’t have to visit the creator’s channel and go around for the entire video if they appreciate a Short made with this technology.

The Edit into a Short tool cannot be used on other users’ uploads, in contrast to other tools like Cut, which allows you to include five seconds from a larger video in a Short, or Clips, which may be turned into Shorts. If you’re watching a video you uploaded, it will only appear under the Create menu. Since it first began releasing Shorts in 2020, YouTube’s has given the feature a lot of attention.

By establishing a fund that compensated producers if they uploaded Shorts, it attempted to encourage them to utilise the format. Additionally, the business has been expanding its repertoire by turning current movies into Shorts as long as they were shot vertically and lasted less than 60 seconds. According to YouTube’s, more than 1.5 billion people view short films each month.

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