Upload Shorts on YouTube

Shorts is in beta. Everyone can watch Shorts, but YouTube’s short-form video creation tools are only available in some countries/regions. We’re gradually expanding to more creators around the world – Learn more.

YouTube Shorts

Shorts are any vertical video up to 60 seconds in duration. To learn how to upload or record a video (mobile only) on YouTube, check out these instructions.

Note: This feature may not be available with supervised experiences on YouTube. Learn more here.

Create a Short

Creating a Short with YouTube’s short-form video creation tools allows you to record one or more clips that add up to 60 seconds. While recording with the Shorts camera, use the progress bar at the top of your screen to see how many segments you’ve recorded, and the length of each.

To create a short video on YouTube:

  1. Sign in to YouTube on mobile.
  2. Tap create  and then tap  Create a Short beta.
  3. 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.
  4. To record a clip, hold the capture button  or tap it to start recording and then again to stop.
  5. Tap undo  to remove the previous video clip you recorded or tap redo  to add it back.
  6. Tap done " " to preview and enhance your video and then tap NEXT to add details to your video.
  7. Add a title (max 100 characters) to your short video.
  8. Tap UPLOAD to finish.
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