The video platform GoogleYouTube, enabled an option so that content creators can respond to comments on their videos through short videos, also known as YouTube Shorts.
This new functionality within the web is designed as an alternative way for creators to engage in conversations with their audience in a much closer way, in addition to giving you a new feature to videos of this format.
According to the page Google supportthis feature is currently available for operating system users iOS so that they can test it “during the following weeks”, although it was also highlighted that the launch of this functionality for users of Android is near.
How Shorts Answers Work
Google indicated in its support page what are the steps for the creation of answers through the short videos in vertical format of YouTube Shorts.
In order to make content in this way, the first thing to do is go to the comments section, click on the button “Answer”and then you have to click on the shorts icon.
Google indicated that this function can be used by creators to connect with the audience, answer their questions, take suggestions for future content, react to comments, among other things.
The technology company also indicated that this is the first of several updates that will be launched for the users and that is related to the experience of the users comments in the videos on the platform.
Other updates being worked on, as mentioned by Googleare the notifications to the authors of the comments when they are highlighted by the creator, so users must keep an eye on the news that is communicated through the support website.
New in YouTube Shorts
Because Youtube is trying to further prioritize vertical and short format content on the video platform, the Shorts, as well as other Applications In the same style, they will put a watermark on the videos that are downloaded and shared by another platform.
In mid-August, the video platform had already announced this feature for the Shorts that were downloaded through YouTube Studio in the desktop versions of the site; it is also expected to be available soon for platform versions in Android and iOS devices.
According to Google’s support page, the goal of this feature is to make original content within the platform youtube shorts be recognized as such and, although they can be found on other platforms such as TikTok either reels of Facebook and Instagramthe original video can be found on YouTube Shorts in addition to the creator’s profile
Also, this feature could benefit creators, who will be able to be found through downloaded videos on other platforms and thus increase their fan base.