Now you can create, edit, and share short videos with YouTube Shorts. Whether you’re sharing your voice with the masses or just making funny videos for your friends, all you need is your phone and an idea, and you’re in the mix!
So, what is YouTube Shorts?
YouTube Shorts is the spot to shoot, share, and binge short videos (think 60 seconds or less) on YouTube. It’s where you can go to start trends, try out a dance challenge, bring your hilarious ideas to life, and more.
So join in the fun and connect with fans and friends who will love what you’re putting out there. No fancy equipment needed, and no limit on what you can create.
Make it with mobile
YouTube Shorts lets you shoot and share vertical videos from the camera you carry everywhere: your phone.
Just shoot a video on your phone and tweak the settings until it’s just right–you can speed up or slow down your recording speed, add filters, string videos together, add captions, and more.
YouTube is your Shorts soundtrack
Music and audio bring YouTube Shorts to life. You can sample songs or audio clips from any eligible video from the YouTube library, add it to your Shorts, and make video magic happen.
Where your Shorts show up
Connect with the millions of YouTube viewers that are watching Shorts every day.
People can find and watch Shorts on YouTube homepage, in the Shorts Tab on the YouTube app, and on your channel homepage.
Now let’s see: 5 Steps to create a YouTube Short
1. Get set up:
Getting started is easy. Log in to your YouTube account (or create a new one) and tap the Create button in the YouTube app. Then tap “Create a Short”.
2. Choose your music
Use YouTube videos as your Shorts soundtrack. Here’s how: once you’ve found a song or audio you’re inspired by, tap the music icon, then tap “Use This Sound”.
Pro tip: you can also tap “Create” under the video’s watch page player as a shortcut.
3. Record your video
To record a clip, press and hold the capture button or tap it once to start and again to stop. You can change your recording speed, set a timer, and string clips together with just a few taps.
4. Time to edit
Once you’ve recorded your Short, you can add filters and captions. You can add multiple caption snippets with Timeline and control when the text appears and disappears.
5. Upload and share
You’ve filmed, you’ve filtered, now it’s time to share your Short with the world. Once you’re happy, tap “Next” to add a title. Then, just tap “Upload” to finish!
How to make money with YouTube Shorts
The YouTube Shorts Fund is a new program that is giving Creators access to $100M across 2021 and 2022 to reward them for their contribution to YouTube’s community. If you’re a Creator that is shooting and sharing Shorts, you’re eligible to participate and make money on your videos!
How does YouTube Shorts Fund work?
Every month, we’ll reach out to thousands of Creators based on their channel’s Shorts performance in the previous month.
Creators can qualify for a bonus between $100 and $10,000 from the Fund, with the amount adjusted based on performance metrics like monthly channel Shorts views and where their audience is located.
Who is eligible?
Monthly eligibility for a Shorts bonus will be based on your channel’s Shorts performance in the previous month. You’ll also need to:
- Be at least 13 years old, or the age of majority in your country/region
- Be located in an eligible country
- Follow YouTube’s Community guidelines, and Monetization policies.
- Upload an original Short in the last 180 days.
How the timeline works
Here’s a little bit of what you can expect:
Receive a bonus notification: After the first week of each month, qualifying Shorts creators will get a notification via email and the YouTube app that they’re eligible for a bonus payment from the Shorts Fund. You’ll have until the 25th of the month to claim your bonus.
Get set up: You’ll need to accept YouTube’s terms and set up an AdSense account so we can pay you. Once this is done, we’ll start processing payment.
Get paid: Payments are issued between the 21st and 26th of the following month. In the meantime, keep creating Shorts to qualify for more bonuses!