Recently, YouTube released a new option called “Shorts” that allows users to create shorter videos. Videos can be up to 15 seconds in length and are similar to what you'd see in an Instagram story or TikTok. Nonetheless, creators have been raving about how shorts are getting an explosive amount of reach compared to regular video posts.
Many people, including myself, are wondering why we haven’t been able to access this new feature yet.
We recently learned that YouTube is testing the YouTube shorts button in select countries — India and U.S being the first.
Fortunately for those of us that don’t want to wait, there’s still a way to post YouTube shorts if you’re in Canada or any country that’s not part of the beta.
- Post a 9:16 video (story dimensions) from the YouTube mobile app
2. Tag #Shorts in the description or title of your video. Make sure it’s also a public post.
If it’s posted succesfully, the video will show on your YouTube channel in the Shorts section.
Do you have to have a certain amount of subscribers to post YouTube Shorts?
No, I was able to post YouTube Shorts with a channel that has only 32 subscribers.