YouTube is planning to make Shorts better by giving it a new icon, it is being tested in the Android app. Shorts are similar to a TikTok-like short video feed.
Shorts icon is visible below the main Youtube logo, this icon came into notice by the Android researcher and shared by Matt Navarra.
YouTube Tests New Shorts Logo, Provides Tips on How to Get Videos Featured in Shorts Feed https://t.co/SeEEIMBN9P
— Matt Navarra (@MattNavarra) October 23, 2020
Youtube Shorts As TikTok Substitute
Over the next few days in India, we’re launching an early beta of Shorts with a handful of new creation tools to test this out. This is an early version of the product, but we’re releasing it now to bring you – our global community of users, creators and artists – on our journey with us as we build and improve Shorts. We’ll continue to add more features and expand to more countries in the coming month.
It has not been decided when Shorts will be launched in all the regions, but looking at the working to make it better is expected soon. The best time would be before Christmas in order to maximize usage over the holiday period.
You can still make your video eligible for the Shorts shelf and feed, all you need to do is make sure that it’s 60 seconds or under, and shot in the vertical format.
- Adding the hashtag #Shorts to the title of your short video clips will increase your chances of appearing on the Shorts shelf
- Creators should keep their short clips “highly visual and highly accessible”. Because people who see your Shorts might not be channel subscribers, creators should also avoid using any inside jokes, while you also shouldn’t spend too much time on ‘creating memes or titles, just make sure that you’re getting your message out there, keep it short and keep it sweet.’
- YouTube also notes that your shorts video clip will also be available as standard YouTube videos as well, so creators need to consider whether the content fits into their regular programming schedule, and where it might fit into your broader channel content