Shorts are essentially YouTube’s response to TikTok because they are short-form videos. You can record, edit, and post Shorts right from the YouTube mobile app, just like you can create and share TikTok videos using the TikTok app.
To find out how to upload a short to YouTube, keep reading.
This guide’s major focus will be on how to record and upload a YouTube Shorts video entirely using the YouTube mobile app.
Although the steps below will show you how to post an existing video as a Short, you don’t always have to film your Short movies using the YouTube app.
How to upload a Short to YouTube is as follows:
If you haven’t already, use the YouTube app on your smartphone then log in to your account
Please take note that at this moment, per Google, utilizing the YouTube app to record your video won’t allow you to do it on a tablet; instead, you will need to use your phone.
Tap on the Plus Symbol.
If you’re using the app to record your video, choose “Create a Short” from the menu that appears.
If you’re uploading an existing video, choose “Upload a video” and then the video you wish to upload from the list that appears. If necessary, edit your video before choosing Next. Select Next after adding any optional elements like text and filters. On the following screen, complete the necessary fields, pick your options, and then click Upload Short.
Go to step four if you chose to Create a Short. If you haven’t previously, you must provide access to your phone’s camera and microphone.
A screen for recording videos appears. Either a maximum of 15 seconds or 60 seconds can be recorded. By choosing the 15 or 60 symbols in the top right corner, you can switch between these video duration options. When you’re ready, click the large red circle Record button to start recording. Tap the red square Stop button to stop recording.
On the right side of the screen, this screen additionally provides a few basic editing choices. To view, all of the editing options and their titles, use the down arrow symbol on the right side of the screen. Trimming, retouching, applying filters, and adding a green screen effect are some of the options available.
Click the white checkmark symbol once you’ve finished recording and editing. After that, you’ll be brought to another screen where a preview of the entire video can be seen. You can also add sound clips, text, and filters using this panel. Select Next when you’re finished with this screen.
On the Add details box, you must enter a caption for your video, choose your video’s visibility setting, specify whether or not it is intended for children, and decide how you want to handle comments for this particular video.
When you’re finished, click Upload Short to upload your video to YouTube.