The popular American online video sharing and social media platform, YouTube, has announced the arrival of the beta version of short-form video experience known as ‘YouTube Shorts’ in Nigeria.
The news was revealed by YouTube in a statement on Monday.
According to the statement, the new version has features that will help users “create short, catchy videos from mobile phones.”
With the new version, creators can choose to opt-out if they don’t want their long-form video remixed.
New features are also added to this version to help expand the brand globally.
“While short-form videos were already viewable in the platform, users in Nigeria 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,’’ the statement read.
The Global Product Manager for ‘YouTube Shorts’, Todd Sherman, said as “they continue to build Shorts alongside their creators and artists, they will be adding more features for users to try.
“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.
‘’The beta version would provide a platform for users to access audio from Youtube and Youtube Shorts, an avenue for creators to give their own creative spin on the content they love to watch on YouTube and help find a new audience, ” he said.
Since its first announcement in September 2020, YouTube has introduced Shorts to 26 countries and it will now be available across more than 100 countries around the world where the digital media platform is used.
YouTube revealed Shorts beta will be available to everybody in Nigeria by Wednesday.