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Join #MyBloopers on Shorts!

Whether you messed up a take or accidentally captured a funny moment, your fans want to see you being you! Join other creators in sharing the outtakes and silly videos left in your Shorts drafts using #MyBloopers. Just getting started? Sample audio from your favourite Shorts and share your sense of humour with YouTube's billions of viewers.

All you need is your phone and a spark of inspiration to make your friends laugh.

So, what is YouTube Shorts?

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.

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So, what is YouTube Shorts? So, what is YouTube Shorts?

“Now we can show existing viewers a different side of our lives. Shorts has also helped us reach new people that our ordinary videos don’t reach.”

Kevin's English Room / 掛山ケビ志郎

YouTube Shorts lets you shoot and share vertical videos from the camera that 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.

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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.

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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.

How people find your Shorts

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Five steps to create a YouTube Short

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'.

Get started

Mobile phone screen showing how to get set up. Mobile phone screen showing how to get set up.

Use YouTube videos as your Shorts soundtrack. Here's how: Once you've found a song or audio that 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.

Mobile phone screen showing how to choose your music. Mobile phone screen showing how to choose your music.

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.

Mobile phone screen showing how to record your video. Mobile phone screen showing how to record your video.

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.

Mobile phone screen showing how to edit your video. Mobile phone screen showing how to edit your video.

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.

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Mobile phone screen showing how to upload your video. Mobile phone screen showing how to upload your video.

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'.

Get started

Mobile phone screen showing how to get set up. Mobile phone screen showing how to get set up.

Use YouTube videos as your Shorts soundtrack. Here's how: Once you've found a song or audio that 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.

Mobile phone screen showing how to choose your music. Mobile phone screen showing how to choose your music.

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.

Mobile phone screen showing how to record your video. Mobile phone screen showing how to record your video.

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.

Mobile phone screen showing how to edit your video. Mobile phone screen showing how to edit your video.

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.

Try Shorts now

Mobile phone screen showing how to upload your video. Mobile phone screen showing how to upload your video.

Keep the inspo going

Get ideas, tips and more from the folks who know Shorts best, including your fellow creators and members of the YouTube team.

Keep the inspo going Keep the inspo going

“Shorts are a fun way to engage with my viewers, reach new subscribers, and be inspired by other creators, without the pressure to make long videos.”

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What's more inspiring than your fellow creators? Check out the Shorts tab on the YouTube app to browse what other Creators are doing, watch what's trending, or just to get the creative juices flowing.

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Explore the tried-and-true ways to make your Shorts great by watching videos on everything from smoothing out your transitions to creating catchy intros.

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The Shorts Report is a twice monthly report that shares Shorts best practices to help you create, no matter where you're starting from.

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Earn with YouTube Shorts

Current YouTube Partner Programme creators who make Shorts will be eligible for revenue sharing on ads that are viewed between videos in the Shorts Feed.

If you're already in the YouTube Partner Programme, good news, you're already eligible to turn on Shorts monetisation. If you're still on your way, we've unlocked a new path to partnership for Shorts creators with 1,000 subscribers and 10M eligible Shorts views over the past 90 days. Once thresholds have been met, you can apply to the YouTube Partner Programme.

Check if you've crossed the threshold

If you've passed the thresholds explore the application requirements and apply for the YouTube Partner Programme. Once approved as a partner, you'll need to review and accept the relevant agreement in order to share ads revenue on Shorts. Revenue sharing will apply specifically to content viewed via the Shorts player and within the Shorts Feed.

New and existing creators in the YouTube Partner Programme will become eligible for revenue sharing on ads that are viewed between Shorts in the Shorts Feed. Each month, revenue from these ads will be added together and used to reward Shorts creators and to help cover the costs of music licensing. From the overall amount allocated to creators, they will keep 45% of the revenue, whether they use music in their Shorts or not. This revenue will be distributed to creators based on the number of views their Shorts get in each country.

Learn about the benefits of the YouTube Partner Programme