YouTube Shorts is a way for anyone to connect with a new audience using just a smartphone and the Shorts camera in the YouTube app. YouTube’s Shorts creation tools makes it easy to create short-form videos that are up to 60 seconds long with our multi-segment camera.
Learn more about Shorts
To create a short video on YouTube:
- Sign in to the YouTube app.
- Tap create Create a Short.
- To make your Short longer than 15 seconds, tap 15 above the record button to record up to 60 seconds (60).
Note: Recording with music from our library or the original audio from other videos is limited to 15 seconds.
- To record a clip, hold the capture button or tap it to start recording and then again to stop.
- Tap undo to remove the previous video clip you recorded or tap redo to add it back.
- Tap close choose to Start over or to Save as draft and exit the camera.
- Tap done to preview and enhance your video.
- Tap back to return to the record screen. You can also tap back after you’ve made edits to Discard edits or to Save as draft and exit the editor. Saving a draft at this point saves any edits you've made.
- Tap NEXT to add details to your video. From this screen, add a title (max 100 characters), and choose settings, like video privacy.
Note: The default video privacy setting for creators aged 13–17 is private. If you’re 18 or older, your default video privacy setting is set to public. Everyone can change this setting to make their video public, private, or unlisted.
- Tap Select audience “Yes, it’s made for kids" or "No, it’s not made for kids" to choose your audience. Learn more about made for kids.
- Tap UPLOAD to publish your Short.
We’re always testing new ways to deliver content to viewers. This is especially true for Shorts.
Right now, viewers may find your Shorts by tapping Shorts at the bottom of the YouTube app. They may also find Shorts:
- On the YouTube homepage.
- In their notifications.
- Checking their Subscriptions.
- Featured on your channel homepage. Learn how to customize your channel layout.
- Once they tap into a Short, viewers can scroll to watch more short videos.
Wherever they find them, subscribers gained from watching your Shorts count toward Creator Awards Program milestones.
Short-form video creators do not share revenue from advertisements played in the Shorts player right now. We've instead started the YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100M fund for creators who help us build the future of short-form video on YouTube.
|Looking for more tips to get started with Shorts?
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