Nowadays vertical videos are in high demand in terms of views, whether it is coming from social media like Tiktok, Instagram Reels, or Snapchat stories. By seeing the demand for such vertical videos, YouTube also launched a feature called ‘shorts’ videos, where you can publish short videos that are under 60 seconds and also vertical ones. With this new feature, creators can really speed up the growth of their YouTube channel. So, If you’re looking for how to upload a YouTube short then you’re in the right place.
Here I have mentioned the step-by-step process of how to upload YouTube shorts from pc or how to upload a youtube short on mobile.
Wait, before doing anything, you need to have some sort of knowledge about the YouTube shorts requirement. Which, I have mentioned below –
- YouTube shorts format- On the YouTube platform, the horizontal video format won’t work, you need to make a vertical (preferred) or square video.
- YouTube shorts resolution- The preferred resolutions for YouTube shorts are 720×1280. 1080×1920.
- YouTube shorts aspects ratio- The aspect ratio for YouTube shorts is 9:16 which takes up your entire mobile screen vertically.
- YouTube shorts video time limit- There is a time limit to creating a YouTube short. You will get only 60 seconds time to make a complete video. Longer than 1 min. videos aren’t going to work and will regard as normal YouTube videos.
How to upload a YouTube short from pc-
I assumed you have already made a short to upload on YouTube. But still, if you haven’t made that short that you want to upload then you can use Canva to make such videos. That online video editor is easy to use and it will save lots of time for you.
Now, let’s proceed to the main theme i.e. how to post a YouTube short. So, to upload a short you need to first login to your YouTube account and then follow the below steps –
Step 1 – Go to your Dashboard and click the ‘Upload videos’ or ‘Create’ option as shown in the picture.
Step 2 – Drag or drop the video file that you want to upload or click the ‘select files’ option to upload from your computer folder.
Step 3 – Now give a title and in the description box you need to mention ‘#shorts’, then it will consider a ‘YouTube short’.
Step 4 – You can select a thumbnail from the YouTube recommendation or you can easily upload your own custom thumbnail.
Step 5 – Under the visibility section, you’ll see three options i.e. private, unlisted, and public. Select the ‘public’ option if you want to publish it immediately and then click the ‘Publish’ button as shown in the below image. Your YouTube short will be published.
How to upload a YouTube short from mobile –
Step 1 – Open your YouTube mobile app and tap the profile icon. Now tap the ‘Your channel’ option.
Step 2 – You’ll see the ‘CREATE’ option in the middle of the screen, tap it.
Step 3 – A screen will appear in front of you with three options i.e. Create a Short, ‘Upload a video, and ‘Go Live’.
Step 4 – When you click the ‘Create a Short’ option, your mobile camera will automatically open. In a mobile app, you have the privilege of directly creating a short video and instantly uploading it.
When the mobile camera option will open, you’ll see a ‘15’ above the red button, this number indicates the time i.e. 15 seconds; if you want to create a video within 15 seconds then leave it as it is. But if you want to create a short video between 15-60 seconds then single tap at the 15-second number it will automatically convert to 60 seconds.
And another thing is that suppose you have already made a video and saved it in your mobile gallery then tap the square icon near the camera recording button and select the file.
Step 5 – after uploading the video you’ll see a tick mark option at the bottom corner as shown in the picture. Tap it.
Step 6 – After the tap of the tik, a video will appear on another screen where you can add filters, text, sounds, and a timeline if you want. Then tap the ‘Next’ option.
Step 7 – A new screen will appear where you can give your title. After that tap the ‘Upload short’ option. Your YouTube short will be published.
YouTube shorts benefits –
Introduced in 2020, YouTube shorts are regarded as an alternative to TikTok and Instagram Reels since then YouTube shorts platform has approx. 5 trillion views in total. The demand for YouTube shorts is very huge. So as a creator, you can get leverage from creating shorts videos. There are many benefits of creating such shorts videos such as –
Easy to make – Well as you know, it is not easy to make a YouTube normal video because you have to pay attention to multiple things from shooting the video to editing it, and later publishing it. But YouTube shorts are easy to create just open your YouTube app or the mobile camera and start recording vertically within 60 seconds and edit it within a minute with the inbuilt editor of YouTube and publish it. That’s it.
More views – There is more chance of your video going viral by YouTube shorts than normal YouTube videos. If your video will go viral then there is a high chance of an increase in subscribers.
Earn money – Though YouTube shorts will attract lots of views to your channel, currently you cannot monetize your videos by placing ads on your YouTube shorts. But there are some alternative ways you can monetize your video, YouTube itself created a $100M fund as a reward for the creators who make YouTube shorts.
Also, you can earn money through affiliate marketing, or by selling your own products like Instagram influencers earn money by making Instagram reels, the same strategy you can apply through your shorts.
Why can’t I upload Shorts on YouTube?
Some people face this issue i.e. when they are about to upload a YouTube short on the YouTube platform, they can’t find the ‘Create short’ option. Well, the unavailable of this option may be for multiple reasons. The main reasons for this issue may be outdated YouTube App or because of YouTube cache, another possibility is that YouTube shorts may not be rolling in your country, etc.
For this, you need to update your YouTube app, you should clear your cache or check the country list if the YouTube shorts is available or not.
I hope from the above step-by-step you can successfully upload your YouTube shorts. Also, if you are looking for YouTube shorts ideas then you may check my best Ideas for YouTube shorts post. I have mentioned different ideas for YouTube shorts in that post. If you have any queries regarding how to upload a YouTube short then please feel free to comment down below.