YouTube Shorts expands to the UK and further countries

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YouTube’s short video answer to TikTok, YouTube Shorts, is currently gradually rolling out to a wide range of countries including the UK and Latin America.

YouTube has announced that its TikTok-esque YouTube Shorts is rolling out into further territories, after a successful beta launch in India and the US. Further expansion begins this week and should be live by the end of June.

There’s further features rolling out along with the geographical growth – audio and video from the whole of YouTube can now be used on Shorts, and viewers can click through to view the original content.

youtube shorts with music

Still in beta mode, currently Shorts isn’t a standalone app but a player that resides inside the YouTube platform.

YouTube Shorts can be up to 60 seconds long, letting users record and share videos with edits like captions, graphics and filters.

Only Shorts that are less than 15 seconds long can use music. At RouteNote we recently partnered with YouTube Shorts, allowing RouteNote users to upload their music through YouTube Content ID.

Through RouteNote you can earn money when anyone uses your music in a Short. Just like over on TikTok, a Short going viral is a huge opportunity for the artist, as of course every user who watches the Short hears the chosen track. You never know – your music could end up soundtracking the next dance challenge craze.

The full list of countries with Shorts now includes:

Cayman Islands
Colombia Costa Rica
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Turks and Caicos Islands
United Kingdom
United States
I write about music for RouteNote, sharing fun stuff, news, and tips and tricks for musicians and producers. Also a saxophonist and hater of marmalade.

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