The company said in Published On her blog: Shorts is a brand new short video experience for creators and artists who want to shoot short, engaging videos with their mobile phones.
YouTube said: “Over the years, YouTube has enabled an entire generation of content creators who shared their views and found an audience of over two billion people.” The company indicated that the short videos made by users were born on YouTube since the first video clip was uploaded to the site, in reference to the clip entitled Me at the zoo Whose duration does not exceed 18 seconds.
With the advancement of technology, content creators and artists can now harness the incredible power of smartphones to easily create and publish high-quality content wherever they are in the world. People can be entertained and informed with small content in the spare minutes of the day.
YouTube said: The (YouTube Shorts) service will be launched over the next few days in India only, with an early trial version with a set of construction tools, with the aim of testing the service. The company added that it will continue to add more features and expand to more countries in the coming months.
It is noteworthy that the duration of the videos that will be shared through (SHORTS) will not exceed 15 seconds, and the service focuses on three main areas, which are: Video creation, as more than one shorter clip can be combined in the shared clip. There is an option to record with music with a huge library of songs to choose from, just like Tik Tok.
The service also provides an option to set the speed, as well as a timer option that makes it easy to record without having to touch the screen. YouTube has promised to provide more construction tools in the coming months, noting that the new construction code has become available for Android phones in India, and soon it will be launched for iOS and more countries.
Similar to TikTok too, the (YouTube Shorts) service focuses on making it easier to discover videos from content creators, in addition to making it easier to navigate short videos by dragging on the screen vertically.
And the company promised to release more features in the coming weeks and months.