YouTube Short Available in Singapore Now

YouTube Short is available in Singapore now. In fact, it is available now in more than 100 countries. YouTube Short is just like TikTok, Instagram Story, or Facebook Story. You can upload a short video in 15 seconds or 60 seconds format.

And you can add in text and/or music to make it more fun. However, if I were to choose, TikTok is better. It has good filters and the interface is much smoother. Nevertheless, if you have FOMO, do check out YouTube Short which is available on the YouTube app on your mobile.

Here are some features of YouTube Short.

  • Add text to specific points in your video
  • Automatically add captions to your Short
  • Record up to 60 seconds with the Shorts camera
  • Add clips from your phone’s gallery to add to your recordings made with the Shorts camera
  • Add basic filters to color correct your Shorts, with more effects to come in the future

In fact, I did one just to try it out.

Here is the full Press Release

Press Release

YouTube Shorts arrives in Singapore

Starting today, users around the world will be able to enjoy YouTube’s new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos using nothing but their mobile phones. 

Singapore, July 13th 2021. YouTube announced today the arrival of the beta version of YouTube Shorts in Singapore, the company’s new short-form video experience to create short, catchy videos from mobile phones. First announced in September 2020, YouTube has since expanded Shorts to 26 countries and will now be available across more than 100 countries around the world where YouTube is available.

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While short form videos were already viewable in the platform, users around the world will be able to access for the first time Shorts’ creation tools which include a multi-segment camera to string multiple video clips together, the ability to record with music, control speed settings, and more. In addition, and timed with the product’s international expansion, we’re bringing a new set of features such as:

  • Add text to specific points in your video
  • Automatically add captions to your Short
  • Record up to 60 seconds with the Shorts camera
  • Add clips from your phone’s gallery to add to your recordings made with the Shorts camera
  • Add basic filters to color correct your 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 videos all across YouTube — which includes billions of videos worldwide — unlocking a new playground of creativity like never before. This means that users can give their own creative spin on the content they love to watch on YouTube and help find it a new audience — whether it’s reacting to their favorite jokes, trying their 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. 

“We want to make it easy and fun to create Shorts,” said Todd Sherman, Global Product Manager for YouTube Shorts. “As we continue to build Shorts alongside our creators and artists, we’ll be adding more features for users to try”, he added.

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Delivering a seamless viewing experience across YouTube

Helping people find Shorts to enjoy and creators get discovered is also a key component of the product experience. That is why even before announcing the creation tools, we had introduced a row on the YouTube homepage especially for Shorts, launched a new watch experience that lets you easily swipe vertically from one video to the next, and will soon add a Shorts tab on mobile that makes it easier for users to watch Shorts with a single tap.

As of today, the YouTube Shorts player has surpassed 6.5 billion daily views globally.  

Shorts will be integrated to the YouTube experience users already know and love. For example, if a user hears a snippet of a song on Shorts, they can easily find the full song, watch the music video, or learn more about the artist — all on YouTube. 

Supporting mobile creators 

YouTube has helped an entire generation of creators turn their creativity into businesses and become the next generation media companies. Over the last three years, we’ve paid more than $30 billion to creators, artists, and media companies.

With Shorts being a new way to watch and create on YouTube, the company has been looking at various ways to monetize Shorts and reward creators for their content, including the recently announced YouTube Shorts Fund, a $100M fund distributed over the course of 2021-2022. 

“We know that it will take us time to get this right, and we’re just getting started. We can’t wait for you to try Shorts and help us build a first-class short-form video experience right on YouTube” Sherman said.

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The Shorts beta is rolling out globally and will be available to everybody soon.