The video streaming platform has just announced that it is going to roll out a short video format section for its desktop and tablet users. The recent feature is called YouTube Shorts. In the past, YouTube only provides this ‘YouTube Shorts’ feature to mobile phones users.
However, the users of other platforms, including desktops, smart TVs, and tablets, could not use the YouTube Shorts feature. For the time being, the search giant Google also intends to launch support for desktops, Smart TVs, as well as tablets, which are still not going to be able to play Shorts clips for the moment.
The company is anticipated to roll out this recent change over an upcoming couple of weeks. This is undoubtedly a greater feature for those users using tablets and desktops because several people like to consume content on larger screens rather than on smartphones.
However, the company still did not provide any official statement about the implementation as well as how they are going to structure the interface of the platform. It is important to mention that mobile phones and desktop/tablet interfaces are different. On the smartphone interface, there is a separate section. And now, it is expected that the desktop users are also going to have a devoted section with all Short clips in the same spot.
Apart from that, the video streaming platform is going to roll out another latest feature to its Shorts platform, which will be known as “Cut.” This recent YouTube feature is going to let users add parts of other users’ videos to their clips. When it comes to the feature’s working, it functions on similar lines to the “Stitch” feature of TikTok.
Nevertheless, if a user doesn’t want to mix their clips into another’s videos, all they need to do is opt out of the feature. The company is likely to roll out the feature for iOS users first on the other, and Android users will get the feature before the end of the year.