YouTube Shorts – a new short-form video service – is now available in more than 100 countries including Australia so creators can produce short videos using nothing more than their smartphone.
Seen as a response to Tik Tok and Instagram Stories, YouTube Shorts has a number of features that will unlock your creativity.
These include multi-segment camera which allows users to string multiple video clips together as well as the ability to record with music and control speed settings.
It’s also possible to add text to specific points in you video as well as sample audio from other shorts to remix into your own video.
YouTube Shorts also has automatic captioning and allows users to record up to 60 seconds with the Shorts camera.
Creators can also mix in clips from their own phone gallery to add to their recordings made with the Shorts camera.
And there are also a number of basic filters to help colour correct your shorts with more effects coming in the future.
You will also be able to sample audio from videos across YouTube so you are able to put your own creative spin on content you love to watch.
On the music side there is also a large library of songs to use in your Shorts videos.
Now creating YouTube Shorts is one thing but being able to view them is another.
YouTube has now introduced a row on its homepage for Shorts so you can easily swipe vertically from one video to the next.
Soon on mobile there will be a Shorts tab on the YouTube app to make it easier for you to watch with a single tap.