(CTN News) – YouTube has added two noteworthy features that enhance its versatility as a video-sharing platform.
Among the prominent features of YouTube Shorts is the ability to create and watch short-form videos. It is now possible for users to use the Shorts section not only to share short video content but also to stream live video.
According to the company, users will have the ability to preview live videos while scrolling through Shorts videos. Clicking on the preview will allow them to view the entire live stream.
A seamless transition from short-form content to live streaming is provided by this integration, which aims to enhance the user experience.
As YouTube Shorts will also support vertical format streaming, this development coincides with the growing trend of vertical video formats.
YouTube has offered vertical format live streaming for quite some time, but this new feature integrates it more closely with Shorts feeds. An approach similar to TikTok’s has been successful on platforms like Facebook.
Similarly, the integration of live streaming with short videos led to an increase in user engagement and a noticeable increase in viewing minutes on TikTok after the integration of live streaming with short videos.
In addition, YouTube Shorts will introduce a variety of discovery options related to live streaming, enhancing the overall user experience.
As part of these updates, YouTube is introducing the ability to upload podcasts directly from Studio. Creating audio content can now be seamlessly shared and reached by a wider audience as a result of this change.
The aim of this change is to enable users to directly connect their RSS feeds to YouTube Studio, facilitating a broader distribution of their content.
Both creators and viewers continue to benefit from commitment to innovation and user-friendly features as it continues to shape the platform’s future.
With the integration of live streaming into Shorts and the direct podcast upload feature, YouTube shows its commitment to remaining at the forefront of an ever-changing market.