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Divya is a Content Marketer and an avid writer who enjoys learning new things and sharing them with all the potential readers out there by composing well-researched content.
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Divya is a Content Marketer and an avid writer who enjoys learning new things and sharing them with all the potential readers out there by composing well-researched content.
YouTube is undoubtedly among the most popular social media platforms used by millions of cybernauts across the globe. Launched in 2005, YouTube has stood the test of time and has proved to be the best platform for capable creators that want to build a massive community of followers.
In 2020, YouTube announced the launch of “Shorts” to enable content creators to post bite-sized videos. This was done majorly to attract and engage new audiences who have flocked to TikTok as their go-to entertainment platform.
While this ensures properly engaging the newer audience, it also creates some excitement among existing users as they haven’t seen any major feature update on the channel that has traditionally been more friendly to longer videos.
Now we know you have a lot of questions about YouTube Shorts. So far we have covered multiple topics like
– How long can YouTube shorts be?
– How to create YouTube shorts on your smartphone?
And in this article, we’ll be covering
Before we jump into learning how to upload, you must keep these points in mind:
Now let’s jump into the topic,
Got an interesting video idea that can be posted as shorts from your PC? Well, let’s see how in just four simple steps:
Log in to your YouTube account from your computer. This opens the YouTube channel homepage.
Select the ‘create’ option (video camera button at the top right corner of the channel dashboard)
Once you click that, you will get two options. ‘Upload video’ and ‘Go Live’. Among these, select the ‘upload video’ option.
On clicking that, you will reach the ‘upload videos’ screen. Click on the “Upload Video” button.
Here, you can upload your video by either clicking on the ‘select files’ button or by dragging and dropping the desired video file.
Once the video is uploaded, the video editing screen appears. Fill in the following video details to publish the video.
You can add the title for the Shorts video along with a description. Remember to add #Shorts to the title and description.
Scroll down and choose the thumbnail of your Shorts video. You can choose one from the given set of pictures or upload one from your device.
You will then get to the ‘video elements’ screen, where you need to select the audience for your Shorts. If your video is kid-friendly, select “Yes, it’s made for kids”. Else, select “No, it’s not made for kids” and click on the Next button.
You will reach the ‘checks’ screen. This tool of YouTube helps the creator to know if the video contains any copyrighted material and if it complies with advertising guidelines. Click on the “Next button”.
Next, you will get to the ‘visibility’ screen which is the final step of the uploading process. Here, you will have to choose if you want the video to be private, unlisted, or public.
Here’s some more information about private, unlisted, and public videos.
Once all details are filled, the last step is to publish the video by clicking on the Publish button.
If you do not want to publish the video immediately, you can also schedule by entering the date and time of publishing.
And there you go! That’s how you upload a YouTube Shorts video from a computer. After you publish your Shorts, you can share them on your social media handles and promote them.
Now that we know the way to upload YouTube Shorts from PC, let’s see How to upload YouTube Shorts from your mobile device. You can either choose to upload a pre-recorded video from your device or record a video using the integrated YouTube Camera.
Let’s understand the step-by-step process of uploading your Shorts from your mobile.
The pre-made video stored on your mobile device can be uploaded to YouTube Shorts in just three simple steps.
Get into the YouTube app from your mobile device. Click the Create icon(+) at the bottom of the page.
Now, in the list of options, select ‘upload a video.’ This will show you the videos in your gallery. Then select the video you want to upload.
Since it’s a pre-made video, it might already have a music track and the necessary text. However, if you have not added a music track or text to your video, you can make use of the music and text icons at the bottom-left corner of the app.
To add music, select the music option. YouTube offers a plethora of tracks for you to choose from. Use the search bar to find the desired music track easily.
Select a music track and click on the arrow button straight to it. This will insert the music into your video.
Keep in mind that if you have already added music to your video, then your video length can be up to 60 seconds. However, if you want to choose a music track from YouTube’s music library, the duration of the video will be limited to 15 seconds.
To add text, click on the Text icon below. You can choose the text color from the color palette shown on the screen and also format the text using the options available on the top.
As you add assets to the video, you will notice it appear on the timeline below. By clicking on the respective asset in the timeline, you can adjust the duration of that particular asset by dragging the two end bars.
Finally, click on the Next button in the top right corner to name your video and add a caption or a short description of your video. Now add relevant hashtags to your video. Do not forget to add #Shorts in both Title and description. This will help your video to be recommended under the Shorts section.
Set the visibility of your video. There are three options for you to choose from:
Here comes the final step. Hit the UPLOAD button on the top right corner. In no time, your Shorts video gets posted on YouTube.
You have successfully uploaded a pre-made video as Shorts from your mobile phone!
Apart from uploading a pre-recorded video, you can even record the video live and upload it on YouTube. Let’s see how to do that now.
Firstly, get into the YouTube App. On the very first screen, you will find an ADD (+) button at the bottom center. Click on the ADD button and select the Create a Short option.
The right toolbar appears with a list of tools for you to make use of, such as filters, switch camera, background, retouch, and more. Explore these tools and refine your video.
Before you start recording, you can fix the speed of the video and also set a countdown timer for the video’s start.
Once you are ready to start recording, press and hold the Record button. For YouTube Shorts, make sure to keep your video in portrait mode. To make a pause, stop pressing the record button.
To add text, click on the text button and start typing. You can change the font and alignment on the top and pick a text color from the color palette.
Finally, add a caption to your shorts and set the conditions before uploading. Add #Shorts in the title and the description so that your video gets a higher chance of being recommended under the Shorts section.
Then set the visibility of your video. Here are different options for visibility.
Once all is done, click on the UPLOAD SHORT button at the bottom.
This is how you successfully upload a youtube Shorts video!
Now that you have complete knowledge about uploading YouTube Shorts, you are ready to go! If you have not tried Animaker yet, create a free account and get ready to create awesome 4K videos!
Animaker is also available for iOS users now. Animaker iOS app is an easy-to-use application that is packed with all the video editing tools required to create a studio-quality video.
Download the app now and create a youtube shorts video on iPhone by reading the link.
Make use of the comments section to shoot your questions. We are eager to know your thoughts.
YouTube Shorts is slowly cementing its place as one of the newest jewels in the social media crown. Today it is known to be among the quickest ways to garner the attention of millions of people organically within a short span. If your need is to know how to make YouTube Shorts on iPhone, you have come to the right place.
But, before jumping into the “How to?” part, let’s take a quick look at why the second largest search engine launched Shorts in the first place.
Smartphones and the internet paved the way for the evolution of many on-demand video streaming platforms. It initially started with people experimenting video content on YouTube. Back then, people didn’t have a lot of on-demand video content available to them. So YouTube was able to do well even though people generally posted longer video content there.
But this started changing with higher internet penetration and loads more video-on-demand platforms being available to the internet users. Just like how people switched channels on their TV, ppl started jumping between different social media platforms.
While that was happening in the background, a new type of content started appearing online in 2013. They were bite-sized videos hosted on Vine. These videos were short and crispy. This resulted in high virality for good quality bite-sized content.
Things went to the next stage when TikTok entered the market in 2016. TikTok managed to attract millions of users almost immediately and this made the rest of the tech world take a run at the short video format.
Instagram did it with reels. YouTube is now doing the same with Shorts.
Shorts was launched on March 18, 2021. Since its launch, the spike in the number of creators and viewers has been steadily rising.
Now that we have the stats, it’s time to get into business. This article covers a step-by-step making process of a fantastic YouTube Shorts video using an iPhone.
Creating a high-quality video is easy today because of tools like Animaker. It’s available in the iOS Appstore and it helps create swashbuckling videos in just a few taps.
Animaker app for iOS gives you access to 1000s of templates that can be used to create eye-catching YouTube Shorts in just a matter of mins
Go to the Appstore, just click on the install option, and wait for a few seconds for the app to get downloaded.
Animaker iOS App has the quick sign-up/login feature.
You can find and pick a size among the predetermined dimensions of videos (horizontal, vertical, square) available or create a video from scratch.
For YouTube shorts, the ideal size would be a vertical video. Here’s why.
Not sure how long a YouTube Shorts video can be? We are here to help you with that too. Check out this article on How long can YouTube Shorts be.
Now that we know the ideal dimensions and duration of the YouTube Shorts video, the next logical step is to go ahead and create one. So, let’s dive right in!
First, let’s start by learning how to make YouTube Shorts on iPhone from a template.
Let’s look at a template for an antique shop, understand how a pre-designed template is well packed with all the items and effects, and learn how easy it is to edit a template.
Upon selecting a template, you can step into editing as per your needs or preferences.
First comes the background. There are various ways to set your background as per your wish. Let’s explore all those options here.
Hit the + icon on the bottom left corner of your screen. Then, select the Background option in the toolbar to find many eye-catchy backgrounds.
Here you can find a variety of backgrounds such as solid bg, gradient bg, image bg, and video bg. Let’s look into them one by one.
In the search bar, type ‘Gradient,’ and you will be presented with different gradient backgrounds. Here you can select the desired one for you.
Note that you can even change or add colors to the gradient. Upon selecting the gradient bg, you can find the ‘colors’ option below, where you can add extra colors or remove any.
This is how a gradient background looks.
If Gradient is not your style, go for classy solids. Then, under the edit color option, press and hold the color you want to remove and select the small ‘x’ mark on top of it to remove that particular color.
This is how a solid color background looks.
Set your own picture or any stock image as a background by typing the right keyword in the search bar or uploading from your device.
Once you select an image, this is how it gets applied to the background.
Similarly, you can add a video background from the library or add your own video and set it as a background. This moving background can create a magical effect on your video.
Once you select a video, this is how it gets applied to the background.
The pre-designed template comes with all the essential items like images, text, music, etc. Select the item to swap and replace or make a change manually.
First, let’s start with the image. To replace an image on the template, click on it to select and find the swap option on the bottom toolbar. The swap option allows you to replace the particular image with any other stock image or your own image. Utilize the search bar to find a specific image by entering the right keyword.
You can also remove the existing image and add a different image to the scene. To do that, click on the + icon in the bottom left corner. You can find all the in-built free stock asset access at Pixels, Pixabay, and Unsplash. However, for Premium stock usage, you can upgrade your plan anytime.
Select the app you want to pick an image from, scroll down to find a relevant stock image, or enter the keyword in the search bar. Select the image, and it automatically gets placed on the workspace.
Here, I have selected Pexels.
A new image has been successfully added to the scene.
Now that the image has been changed, the next step is to edit the text. Select the text on the template and find the ‘Edit Text’ option on the bottom toolbar to edit the text on the template. Here you can change the font, size, and color of the text.
Here’s how the text looks after editing,
Each template is already set with a fixed scene duration. However, you can determine how long the scene should last. By using the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ options at the bottom of each scene, you can simply increase or decrease the scene duration.
The purple section in the timeline represents the asset’s overall duration. At the same time, the pink section represents the duration of the asset’s effects. You can adjust the pink section to adjust the duration of the effect.
Also, the screen transition is all pre-set. You can either use the effect from the template or change the transition effect by clicking on the small box between the two scenes. Or, you can click on the + icon at the bottom and swipe left to find the screen transition option.
Select any transition effect from the list provided.
Finally, you can either go with the existing music or change the music track by clicking the music icon on the top right corner. Find a suitable music track from the options provided and replace the existing music. You can also access the music on your mobile and upload them easily.
Apart from music tracks, you can also add quick sound effects for different actions such as punch sound, water pouring sound, and many more.
You can also add your own music from your device by providing access to the device’s music. The music you upload from your device always stays in the Uploads section for future use.
All your uploaded music gets listed for you to use anytime later. This is how your music uploads are shown,
The export icon right next to the three dots at the top can help you find the download and social sharing options. You can even share the video as a link with your fellow Animaker peers.
You can click on the “download video” button to export your project as a video. This will allow you to name your project and select the download options and file type.
Also, in the Animaker app, you can download a particular scene as an image by clicking on the download as image option.
Without any further ado, let’s dive in to know all the steps and tricks to create a fantastic video from scratch.
Upon signing up, the first thing you will have to do is select the dimension of your desired video.
For this, you can either select the horizontal, vertical, or square blank project or customize the size to create your own workspace. In another few mins, the blank space is going to be turned into a wonderful video.
Since we have proof that the ideal size for YouTube Shorts is a vertical video, with no further doubts, let’s select the vertical blank canvas.
First and foremost, let’s add a relevant background to the scene. Click on the + option at the bottom left corner and find the Bg option on the toolbar below. Here you can find a variety of backgrounds such as solid bg, gradient bg, image bg, and video bg.
Scroll through the list of BGs to select one. Or search for any background by entering the keyword in the search bar.
Click on the background to apply it to the workspace. This is how it looks…
Wow, you have passed your first step. Now let’s add the details. Make use of the free stock assets, gifs, props, and text.
Click on the + icon and choose the prop option. Next, type the right keyword in the search bar and scroll through the options to find the right prop.
For instance, if you want to add a panda to the video, this is how you search for it…
The cute panda has been added to the hills background now!
Adding text to your video is at your fingertips. Click on the + icon, select the text button, and find a variety of pre-designed text designs or manual typing options.
Pick any of the texting styles, and a text box will appear on your workspace. Here you can enter your text and choose the font or text color. Upon entering the text, select the ✔️ icon on the top left corner.
You might have added a number of elements or Props in a particular scene, but did you know that you can even make those elements move on the scene? Click on any element and find the smart move option below to make the elements move on the scene.
Let’s try applying the smart move to our text. First, select the text and click on the “smart move” option.
Once you click on the smart move option, you will see a list of options. Let’s select the “Landing” smart move.
Align the start and end position using your fingers, and you are good to go.
You can even set a movement duration by dragging the green section in the timeline below.
Select a particular item on the scene and click on the effect option to add the entry and exit effect.
You can find the entry and exit effects tab on either side, where you can set how the item has to come in and out of the scene.
Let’s select the panda and decide how it enters and exits the scene.
We have added all the necessary assets such as background, properties, and text to the first scene. Furthermore, we have even refined it by adding effects to those assets.
Now, shall we start creating the next scene from scratch?
Nope! Here is a shortcut. You don’t have to recreate the previous scene from the beginning. Instead, upon completing scene 1, select the tab-like icon at the right bottom corner to find the “Duplicate scene” option and create the exact replica of the previous scene that you can edit easily.
The transition from one scene to the next scene plays a crucial role in the video’s flow. So keep in mind to add a smooth transition effect after each scene. You can either click on the blue icon between the two scenes or find the ‘transition effect’ option in the toolbar, to add an impressive transition effect.
Animaker iOS app has scores of stock assets that are both paid and free. You can use Unlimited free stock assets from Pexels and Pixabay directly from the app. Also, note that Animaker offers premium assets credit at a count of 5 assets and 3 music tracks per month.
Once you are done carving each and every scene, the final step is to add music to your scene to make your video more appealing. Animaker offers 3 free music tracks per month, which you can make use of. Grab your free trials now!
Type any keyword related to your video to find relevant music tracks available.
You made it! Showcasing your video is just a tap away.
That’s it, folks! We’ve successfully learned how to make YouTube shorts on iPhone both from a template and also from scratch.
The Gen Z cybernauts spend much of their time on their smartphones, watching and sharing a limitless number of videos. The new marketing trends revolve around short videos. Looking at all this, it is evident that getting into the short-videos drift can gain quick reach.
Now that you are aware of all the steps involved in making amazing YouTube Shorts on the Animaker App, it is time for you to start creating your Shorts video and attract a huge fan base in no time.
Have any suggestions or queries running through your mind? Then, skip the wait and feel free to drop a comment.
YouTube shorts is an incredible way to reach millions of cyber surfers across the globe.
With this article, we want to add a lot of value to your journey with YouTube Shorts. So let’s look at the first thing you are here to understand.
It looks simple, doesn’t it? But there are some restrictions based on the type of music you choose.
Now that we have everything we need to know about the allowed length, let’s talk about a few more things like:
Ever since the inception of YouTube, the demand for videos has always been on the rise. Over the next decade, we saw multiple social media platforms rise, trying to serve the different needs of the online audience.
Facebook became the defacto place for users to socialize with friends, Instagram became the place to showcase your photography skills, and YouTube became the place for videos.
But a lot has changed since then. There is an overwhelming amount of content to be consumed online. People no longer have the patience to sit and consume the different types of content served on these platforms. Instead, people prefer bite-sized content – bite-sized videos, to be precise. This proves why Vine was a big hit back during its launch in 2013.
Even though Vine didn’t live long, it highlighted the demand for short videos in the world. This was proven again with the rise of TikTok, which has recently taken over the world by storm.
With the rise of TikTok, the bite-size video officially took over the traditional lengthy videos. From watching long, 15-minute videos, people have moved on to consuming short videos. Since they can scroll and watch multiple videos in a short span, these short videos have made people get glued to their phones.
Since YouTube’s inception in 2005, it has become the primary platform for video-sharing with highly active user bases worldwide. However, the popularity of a short-form video-sharing app like TikTok has caught the eye of millions of people in recent times. After Tiktok’s ban in several countries, Shorts – the latest feature on Youtube, was introduced to attract global content creators. This feature makes the YouTube content super enticing, like the TikTok app. But, of course, there are many similar apps like Snapchat, Instagram Reels, and many more.
The difference between these platforms is the age group it caters to. Tiktok is largely used by a user base below 24 years of age. But YouTube, one of the most used social media platforms and the second largest search engine, caters to a slightly older audience with more disposable income. This increases the chances of your short-form videos getting instant attention and reaching a mature audience. Also, short videos have a high retention rate, so it’s a win-win situation for the users AND the creators!
Youtube Shorts Beta was initially rolled out back in September 2020 in India, after the ban of Tiktok in the subcontinent. By Feb 2021, Shorts had gained around 3.5 billion views daily from Indian users.
After this enormous success, it was out of Beta and officially offered to US users by March 2021. This release gathered a whopping 6.5 billion daily views.
By June 2021, Youtube Shorts was released in over 100 countries. By then, there were 2.1 billion global YouTube users. Out of that, YouTube Shorts received 15 billion views daily.
The best part about Shorts is that, in one year from its release (between Sept 2020 and Sep 2021), the average number of daily first-time creators was twice the number during release.
Not just that, many users had gained thousands of subscribers and millions of views after joining the Youtube Shorts bandwagon. Not convinced? Look at the numbers of The Klem Family as of September 2021.
This channel has over 2.97M subscribers. Initially, they’d uploaded only on TikTok. But after they joined Shorts, the growth of their channel started skyrocketing. This is the number of just one channel. Imagine the collective numbers of all Youtube Shorts users!
There are several ways to create vertical videos for YouTube shorts. But none are optimized to give an excellent experience for shorts creators as none were made by keeping YouTube Shorts in mind.
However, Animaker Inc’s recently launched Animaker for iOS app is fully optimized for YouTube Shorts. As a result, you can comfortably create Shorts videos on the go.
Animaker app for iOS comes with various pre-designed templates and many valuable features, making it the best video maker for YouTube. Get acquainted with the best way of making an eye-catching video in just minutes.
Here’s how you can create Youtube shorts from your iPhone:
As we promised, creating an awesome video using Animaker wouldn’t take you more than five steps.
Though Youtube Shorts was launched primarily for Smartphone users, you can also create Shorts videos on PC. With what app, do you ask?
With Animaker, the future of video making, of course!
Packed with highlighting features such as customizable animated characters, auto lip-sync, and many more, Making a studio-quality animated video is just a few clicks away on Animaker web. That is why 20,000,000+ videos have been exported so far, and the number keeps increasing each second.
Can we skip to the best part? You can create as many videos as you want on Animaker, and your account is FREE forever!
Now, what about the steps to create a Youtube shorts video using a PC? Well, it’s the same as the steps for Mobile. First, take a sneak peek at the steps for “How to create YouTube Shorts from your iPhone?”. Then, you are all set to post an incredible YouTube Shorts video!
Keep in mind that YouTube Shorts has gained much popularity within a short span. Therefore, uploading appealing, short videos can gain loyal subscribers. When posting your Shorts video, these are some essential points to keep in mind:
Looking at the current trend, it is evident that short videos significantly impact cybersurfers. From big brands to visionary creators, everyone is taking advantage of this latest feature of YouTube.
Youtube has also introduced the Shorts Fund, a $100 million fund to reward and encourage more creators to make Youtube Shorts videos. There is an eligibility criterion to qualify for the bonus from this fund. Youtube reviews the channels’ performances every month and reaches out to thousands of creators to inform them that they qualify for this bonus. So, along with more subscribers and popularity, you can also make some money through Youtube Shorts!
Any valuable content is appreciated and recognized within a short span. Now is the time to quickly create an eye-catching short video or edit videos on iPhone using the most user-friendly Animaker App. Install the app from the AppStore right away and showcase your creative side to the world.
There’s a chance you could be the next big influencer! If you have any doubt about Shorts, check out these guidelines before getting started!
Got questions? Drop them in the comment below!