YouTube Shorts upload tips

YouTube’s Shorts are vertical videos up to 60 seconds long that allow you to connect with a new audience using just a smartphone.

YouTube Shorts

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Once you have logged into your channel, you can upload a video from your computer or mobile device.

Learn how to upload Shorts from your computer with YouTube Studio.

Things to keep in mind

  • You don’t need any special equipment to get started! You can record, edit, and upload all from your phone.
  • After you get your first upload out of the way, try sticking to a posting schedule you can maintain. Remember, consistency is key.
  • Short videos are fun, and Shorts make it easy for anyone to get started immediately.

We recommend

Try uploading a test Short to get comfortable with the steps. Use YouTube’s video privacy settings to set your Short to public, private, or unlisted mode.

Next: check out tips to optimize your video

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