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After Shorts, YouTube testing another short-video platform Clips

The Google-owned video platform has started testing Clips that would let users create a short segment from their videos and live streams.

twitter-logoAnkita Chakravarti | February 2, 2021 | Updated 14:43 IST

Highlights

  • YouTube seems to be working on a short video posting platform.
  • YouTube testing Clips that would let users create a short segment from their videos and live streams.
  • The feature will be initially available to Android and desktop users once it is rolled out.

YouTube seems to be working on a short video posting platform. The Google-owned video platform has started testing Clips that would let users create a short segment from their videos and live streams. The feature is being tested in beta and hence it is limited to only a handful of users. The feature will be initially available to Android and desktop users once it is rolled out.

As per a report by XDA developers, YouTube will make it possible to share selected bits of a video. YouTube will also share Clips from the live streams on the Google-owned video platform.

"Today we are launching an experimental version of Clips on YouTube. Check out videos on the Creator Insider channel and test it out yourself! Clips are 5-60 sec, shareable, segments of content (Live/VOD) that live on top of the original video," Lester, Global Head of Gaming creators, YouTube shared on Twitter. He also posted a video of how the features work.

YouTube will let users edit small clips from live streams and other videos. Users can edit out their favorite portion from a video and save it. However, the viewer can only edit and save a video clip from the time between 5-60 seconds

"Clips on YouTube allows you to select a 5-60 second segment of a creator's content (video uploads and streams) that can be shared with others across platforms. If you're viewing content from one of the channels in this experiment, you'll see a clip icon under the video that will allow you to select a portion of the video that you want to clip. The clip will be played on the original video and loop repeatedly," YouTube explained in the blog.

Reacting to the new feature, a Twitter user said, "Been wanting this for a long long time. Looking forward to its full rollout. Will clips then be on a playlist on the creators channel? Will clips be discoverable via search? Can we edit meta info on clips to optimize with keywords? Those all would be huge for creators imo."

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