Creators Will Now Be Able to Use Regular YouTube Videos to Create YouTube Shorts

Shari Lynn Kramer / 28 Apr 2022

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YouTube Shorts, a direct competitor of TikTok, is expanding its array of features. In the past, only short audio clips could be spliced to be used in the new short-form content. However, the company has now announced that users will be able to splice eligible YouTube videos into short 1-5 second segments and use them in their Shorts.

When you use one of the existing YouTube videos to create your Short, the original video will be credited using a link. Any videos that have a copyright claim or the ones that are set to private will not be available for making Shorts. You can also manually exclude your content from being used by others in their remixes.

People who use iOS will be the first ones to enjoy this new feature in the upcoming weeks. Android users will have to wait a bit longer, but hopefully not too long.

Adding the remixing option to YouTube Shorts is the answer to TikTok’s feature called Stitch. Nevertheless, the sheer amount of content that can be created using the new remixing option is simply staggering since YouTube’s library literally has billions of videos. This feature will also allow content creators to profit if their original content is often used in various remixes or if it starts a viral trend.

For now, the new feature is only available to web and tablet users, while others will have to wait a couple of weeks before this feature is released on iOS and Android.

Are you excited to try out the new remixing feature? What videos do you think will be remixed the most? Tell us your ideas in the comment section.

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