Watch Youtube Shorts On Desktop, Laptop & Tablets! But Smart TVs Still Not Ready For Shorts
YouTube is bringing its popular mobile feature Shorts to desktops and tablets.
YouTube Shorts is a short-video format section similar to Instagram Reels.
It amassed popularity very quickly, especially in regions where TikTok is banned.
It has also become a reliable source of earnings for creators.
It was earlier accessible only to mobile phones and unavailable in desktops, tablets and Smart TVs.
The lack of support for tablets meant that users of foldables such as the Galaxy Z Fold series couldn’t access Shorts either.
This will change over the next few weeks and should be ideal for those who enjoy consuming content on larger screens.
When the feature goes live, a new Shorts tab will appear across the web and tablets.
Another feature YouTube will introduce to its Shorts platform is called ‘Cut’.
This would allow users to add parts of other users’ videos to their clip.
When a clip is used, the original video is linked.
It works on similar lines as the ‘Stitch’ feature on TikTok.
When Is It Coming?
Users who don’t want to have their clips mixed into other’s videos can simply opt out.
Also, anything set to private or hit with a copyright claim will not be eligible for use..
iOS devices are expected to get the Cut feature first, while Android users will get it later this year.
5-Trillion Views Achieved
Google CEO Sundar Pichai revealed that Shorts has hit 5 trillion all-time views and has over 15 billion views each day globally.
This is helping creators reach newer and bigger audiences.
Last year, the number of YouTube channels that made at least $10,000 was up more than 40 per cent year over year (YoY).