Create YouTube Shorts

Shorts is still in beta. Everyone can watch Shorts and create them with YouTube’s short-form video creation tools available globally in the YouTube app – Learn more.

YouTube Shorts

YouTube Shorts is a way for anyone to turn an idea into a chance to connect with new audiences anywhere in the world. All you need is a smartphone and the Shorts camera built right in the YouTube app.

The latest Shorts creation tools make it fast, fun, and easy to be a creator on YouTube.

Upload Shorts

You can upload short videos you created without YouTube’s short-video creation tools.

To upload a Short from a computer:

  1. Sign in to YouTube Studio.
  2. In the top-right corner, click CREATE  and then Upload videos .
  3. Select a short-video file:
  4. (Optional) Include #Shorts in the title or description to help our system recommend your short videos across YouTube.

You can choose up to 15 short videos at a time, but be sure to click EDIT DRAFT to complete your video details before publishing. Learn more about video settings.

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.

If you upload a short video you’ve created elsewhere, make sure that any copyright-protected material you’ve used is approved for your use on YouTube. Using copyright-protected material could lead to you getting a Content ID claim. Also if a copyright owner sends us a valid and complete copyright takedown notice against your short video, it may be removed, and you could get a copyright strike.
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