Google launches TikTok alternate YouTube Shorts in early beta version: All you need to know
If you thought developers are done with TikTok and might have started working on PUBG-like games, you were wrong. Tech giant Google has launched YouTube Shorts, a short video feature from YouTube that allows you to share 15 second videos.
If you thought developers are done with TikTok and might have started working on PUBG-like games, you were wrong. Tech giant Google has launched YouTube Shorts, a short video feature from YouTube that allows you to share 15 second videos. The early beta version of the same was launched in India on Tuesday. With TikTok banned in India, several local and foreign developers are coming up with their own platforms.
Earlier, Facebook had also launched its own Reels feature on Instagram, which has gained popularity in India too.
Google explained that the new platform includes a new camera and a handful of editing tools that will be rolling out over the course of the next few weeks. These videos are of up to 15 seconds long, and can be seen on the YouTube homepage, in what's called the new Shorts shelf, as well as across other parts of the YouTube app.
“We’re excited to announce that we are building YouTube Shorts, a new short-form video experience right on YouTube for creators and artists who want to shoot short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones. Over the next few days in India, we’re launching an early beta of Shorts with a handful of new creation tools to test 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 months as we learn from you and listen to your feedback,” YouTube said in an official blog post.
In the YouTube Blog, Chris Jaffe, VP of Product Management for YouTube noted that Shorts will expand to iOS and also to other countries soon, and also added that more features for creation will also be added quickly.
“There’s much more to come, and over the next few weeks and months, we’ll continue to roll out more creation tools and easier ways to watch short videos on YouTube as we listen to your feedback,” the blog read.
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