YouTube Shorts now available in PH


After a limited release last year, the beta version of YouTube Shorts has finally arrived in the Philippines.

YouTube Shorts is the platform’s newest feature that allows the creation of short-form content from mobile phones. It is now available across more than 100 countries where YouTube is available.

When YouTube first introduced the format, anyone could view a Short but only those in countries where the early beta was available could access the tools to create and edit videos. With today’s announcement, the company is making those tools widely available, which include a multi-segment camera to string multiple video clips together, the ability to record with music, control speed settings, and more.

YouTube will also be bringing new features such as: 

  • Adding text to specific points in videos
  • Automatically adding captions to Shorts
  • Recording up to 60 seconds with the Shorts camera
  • Adding clips from a phone’s gallery to add to recordings made with the Shorts camera
  • Adding basic filters to color correct Shorts, with more effects to come in the future

The new features also include the ability to sample audio not only from other Shorts but also from the billions of videos available on YouTube. This means that users can give their own creative spin on the content they love to watch and help find it a new audience. From reacting to favorite jokes, trying a hand at a creator’s latest recipe, or re-enacting comedic skits, creators will be in control and will be able to opt out if they don’t want their long form video remixed. 


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