The popularity of YouTube needs no introduction, and this platform has been the stepping stone to fame and fortune for many individuals, be it Elvish Yadav or Bhuvan Bam. YouTube has now announced a range of new features aimed at enhancing the creation of captivating short videos, termed as ‘YouTube Shorts’.
These innovative features not only enhance engagement timing on Shorts but also have the potential to increase views substantially. Let’s dive into the details of these exciting additions.
Remix and Collab
For Short video creation, users can now employ Collab tools. This feature allows users to record Shorts side by side in a split-screen format. Creators can also select from multiple layouts. Through this, any popular Shorts or YouTube video can be remixed with just a click. Users simply need to click on ‘Remix’ and then ‘Collab’. This feature has been rolled out and will soon be available to all users.
Experimenting with New Stickers
To make Shorts more visually appealing, users can now use new effects and stickers. This allows users to present their content in a more attractive manner compared to others. Creators can upload Shorts with Q&A sessions for their viewers. Moreover, they can also create polls to gather opinions from the audience.
Vertical Live Experience on YouTube Shorts
According to information shared on the YouTube shorts, users can now enjoy a vertical live experience on their mobile devices. This feature enables creators to connect with their audience in a more direct manner. With just a few clicks, users can go live and engage with their viewers.
Transforming Videos into Shorts
As per information listed on the YouTube blog, Google will soon provide YouTube creators with a new feature that allows them to transform their videos into Shorts. All videos will be converted into horizontal video format for Shorts.
Taking on TikTok
While TikTok may be banned in India, it still thrives in many countries worldwide. In response, Google has entered the arena with YouTube Shorts, aiming to challenge TikTok’s dominance. TikTok is a short video platform, featuring brief horizontal videos. Prior to its ban, TikTok was immensely popular in India.
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