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 make it easy to create short-form videos that are up to 60 seconds long with our multi-segment camera.
Learn more about YouTube ShortsHow do I create Shorts?
You can upload vertical videos saved to your computer or smartphone as Shorts by following these instructions.
If you have a smartphone, you can record a Short from the YouTube app. Here's how:
- Sign in to the YouTube app.
- Under the video, click Create and select Edit into a Short to open the clip in the Shorts creation experience. Note: Some clips may be restricted from being turned into a Short if the source video is restricted.
- To make your Short longer than 15 seconds, tap 15 s in the upper-right corner to record up to 60 seconds (60).
- To record a clip, hold Capture or tap it to start recording and then again to stop.
- Tap Undo to remove the previous video clip that you recorded or tap Redo to add it back.
- Tap Close choose to Start again 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 Start over or to Save as draft and exit the editor. Saving a draft at this point saves any edits that 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 SHORT to publish your Short.
We're always testing new ways to deliver content to viewers. This is especially true for Shorts.
Viewers may find your Shorts by tapping Shorts at the bottom of the YouTube app to open the Shorts player. From the player, they can scroll to watch a never-ending stream of videos in the Shorts Feed. They may also find Shorts:
- In search results across YouTube, including on most smart TVs, game consoles and other streaming devices.
- On the YouTube homepage.
- Featured on your channel homepage.
- Checking their subscriptions.
- In their notifications.
Wherever they find them, subscribers gained from watching your Shorts count towards Creator Awards programme milestones.
Yes. You can now become eligible for the YouTube Partner Programme (YPP) with Shorts. You can become eligible for the YPP by gaining 1,000 subscribers with 10 million valid public Shorts views in the past 90 days. Learn more about earning money with YouTube Shorts.
Learn about why you should create Shorts.