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How to Create a YouTube Short

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

As a digital marketing agency, it is our job to stay up to date on the newest features and trends. This is an awesome new feature YouTube just recently added, unfortunately, it is only available on mobile devices. Watch the video and follow our step-by-step guide to learn how to create a YouTube short in under a minute!

Step 1:

Click on the '"create" button that is in between the share and download buttons.

Step 2:

Once the '"create" menu comes up, choose the "Edit into a Short" option.

This option will only be available on a video you have uploaded to your channel.

Step 3:

In the top right-hand corner, you will be able to choose the length of your short to be either 12 seconds or 60 seconds.

At the bottom, you are able to scroll through and choose the portions of the video you would like to include in your reel.

It also always you to center your video, to make sure everything fits in the vertical frame.

Once you have the desired clips selected go ahead and click the "next" button.

Step 4:

When you have the clips you want selected click the "next" button. At the bottom of the page, you are able to add text, a voice-over, a timeline, and filters to your short.

To finalize and post your reel click the "next" button located in the top right corner.

Step 5:

On this page, you are able to add details to your newly created YouTube short. You are able to add a title caption for your short, and change the visibility, and audience.

This is an awesome new feature that makes editing and posting reels super simple. Let us know what you think of this new feature on YouTube!


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