YouTube Shorts announce new creator tools and launch the Shorts Fund in 70 new countries

YouTube Shorts announce new creator tools and launch the Shorts Fund in 70 new countries

YouTube Shorts logo shown on a phone on a green and white background

YouTube brings creators new Shorts tools to desktop and mobile devices, plus expand their Shorts Fund to new regions around the world.

YouTube’s short-form video platform and TikTok competitor, Shorts now pulls in over 15 billion views per day. Now YouTube are launching new tools and helping more creators earn money on the platform.

Earlier this year, YouTube introduced a new Create button on eligible long-form YouTube videos. With a single tap, creators can sample up to 15 seconds of audio from the video. The original video creator will now be notified with a link to the Short, when one has been created from their videos. YouTube says only one notification will be sent per day and no more than three per week. Creators can view all of the Shorts created from their audio by clicking the pivot button in the bottom right corner of the Shorts player.

Rolled out over the coming weeks, a new card in YouTube analytics will show you how many Shorts have been created from your videos, plus a list of the most popular ones.

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Along with the new analtic tools, come new YouTube Shorts creation tools. The align tools, previously only on iOS, is now available on Android. When recording videos, the camera shows you a silhouette of the last frame of the previous video to help you align your subject from one frame to the next.

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There are also updates coming to the channel page on mobile devices. YouTube Shorts videos will be shown in a grid view, making it easier for viewers to find the Shorts they’re after. Creators can change how the grid is displayed on YouTube Studio on desktop. The new grid view looks very familiar to TikTok’s profile page.


YouTube’s $100 million Shorts Fund is shared among some of the top creators in 2021 and 2022, with creators earning between $100 to $10,000 in a month. Launching in May in the US only, in September YouTube brought the Shorts Fund to over 30 addition regions. Now YouTube are further expanding the Fund to 70 new markets. Creators are notified if their content over the last month brough in enough views to qualify for the fund. They then have until the end of the month to claim their bonus.

YouTube notes that currently YouTube Shorts views do not count towards YouTube’s Partner Program eligiblity threshold, but this is an area they’re looking into. Subscribers gained from watching Shorts still count.

The full list of eligible requirements can be found here. The updated list of eligible countries and regions can be found below:

Algeria
American Samoa
Argentina
Aruba
Azerbaijan
Australia
Austria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Bermuda
Belarus
Belgium
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Canada
Cayman Islands
Chile
Colombia
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Estonia
Finland
France
French Guiana
French Polynesia
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guadeloupe
Guam
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iraq
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Latvia
Lebanon
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malaysia
Malta
Martinique
Mayotte
Mexico
Montenegro
Morocco
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Norway
Northern Mariana Islands
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Republic of Ireland
Reunion
Romania
Russia
Senegal
Serbia
Singapore
Saudi Arabia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
South Korea
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
Tanzania
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Turks and Caicos Islands
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States
U.S. Virgin Islands
Uruguay
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zimbabwe


Find details on how to upload your own music to YouTube Shorts’ Audio Library.

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