YouTube Shorts: New Comments Feature Allows User-Generated Content
In recent years, YouTube Shorts has gained immense popularity, emerging as a strong contender to platforms like TikTok and Instagram Reels. With its expanding range of features, such as the ability to add watermarks and use audio from other Shorts videos, YouTube Shorts has become a preferred medium for content creators. And now, the platform is testing yet another exciting feature that may soon revolutionize user-generated content. Let’s dive into the details.
Introducing “Viewer-Created Shorts Featuring Comments”
According to the YouTube Team’s Support Page, one of the experimental features being tested is the ability to create short videos based on comments made on other Shorts videos. This means that users can take an interesting comment they come across and transform it into an entirely new YouTube Shorts video. YouTube aptly names this feature “Viewer-Created Shorts Featuring Comments.”
As of now, this feature is only available to a select group of Android and iOS users. However, it may raise concerns among creators. They won’t have control over which comments users choose to turn into videos, and both the creator and the original comment author will remain unaware of the new videos being created. To avoid this situation, creators may opt to disable comments on their videos altogether.
The Reach and Visibility of User-Created Shorts
If you decide to create a short video using a comment, it will be displayed on your channel’s homepage as well as in the Shorts section. However, it is important to note that the reach and visibility of these user-generated Shorts will be limited. They will only be visible to a small number of testers on Android and iOS devices.
It’s unclear when this feature will be rolled out to the public, as not all experimental features make it to the final release. Nevertheless, we are excited to see how this feature will function if it becomes widely available. In the meantime, we would love to hear your thoughts on this new feature. Would you like to create videos based on the comments made by your favorite creators? Share your opinions in the comments section below!