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YouTube Shorts Expansion, Shorts Fund, Captions Update, World Password Day & More

Published: July 16, 2021

Welcome to TeamYouTube’s latest Roundup. In this edition, we’re excited to share updates and announcements that are key for every YouTube user to be aware of. Let’s get started.

Expansion of YouTube Shorts

Creators across the U.S., rejoice! The highly anticipated Shorts feature is now at your fingertips in the YouTube app. Not only can you create bite-sized videos, but you also have the newfound ability to capture up to 60 seconds of content, up from the initial 15-second limit. Plus, unlock your creativity with a variety of new filters!

Launch of the YouTube Shorts Fund

YouTube is showing its dedication to creators by introducing a whopping $100 million Shorts Fund to reward engaging and popular Shorts content. Scheduled to begin later this year, the fund will award creators monthly based on the performance of their Shorts. Excitingly, this opportunity is available to all creators, regardless if you’re part of the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) or not.

Future Monetization Plans for Shorts

Details on how monetization for Shorts will unfold are still under wraps, but rest assured, YouTube is actively developing a sustainable model. Creators should stay tuned for upcoming announcements on this subject.

Improved Captioning Tools

Captioning videos has never been simpler. An optional new step has been added to the upload process, allowing creators to add and edit captions effortlessly—either by uploading a transcript or manually entering text. Automatic captions will still be generated; they may just take a short while to appear.

Security Tips on World Password Day

On May 6th, we celebrated World Password Day, a vital reminder to ensure the security of your online presence. To protect your YouTube account and other online endeavors, consider using a password manager (like the one built into Google Accounts), enabling two-step verification, and remaining alert to phishing schemes. For more security tips, be sure to read our additional resources linked below.

Terms of Service Updates

The recent announcement of Terms of Service amendments marks another important update from TeamYouTube. These changes will take effect worldwide from June 1st, 2021. To delve deeper into what these updates entail, check out our Forum post linked here.

Forum Post

That wraps up this Roundup! We hope you’ve found this information insightful and that it helps you navigate the ever-evolving YouTube landscape. Thank you for joining us, and we look forward to sharing more updates in the future!

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