YouTube Shorts Will Now Have a Watermark
With the recent inclusion of a new feature, the short-form films on YouTube’s TikTok and Instagram Reels rivals, Shorts, will now have a watermark when downloaded. The video platform will use this as another method of promoting shorts. A watermark will now appear on any short videos that creators download from YouTube Studio with the intention of sharing them elsewhere. This will allow people to “know that the material you’re sharing across platforms can be seen on YouTube Shorts,” according to YouTube.
This adjustment may encourage more individuals to watch YouTube Shorts (including those who are still unaware of them), increasing the number of users who subscribe to the service. The feature, which adds a watermark to YouTube Shorts downloaded on the desktop, will be released in the upcoming weeks. It will definitely reach mobile users, but it won’t be for a few more days. YouTube just launched the Shorts Shelf in an effort to encourage users to watch as many short videos as they can.
This area, which can be found under the Subscriptions page, will assist creators in distinguishing between their YouTube videos and shorts while making it simple for consumers to find short films. Another strategy to promote the creation of more shorts and the viewing of more shorts on YouTube is the ability for creators to cut out certain sections of long-form videos and turn them into shorts. We anticipate more capabilities to be added in the near future as the Google-owned video streaming platform places a strong bet on the short video format.