Google-owned online video platform, YouTube is bringing its short-video format section called YouTube Shorts to desktops and tablets.
YouTube Shorts was previously accessible only to mobile phones and users could not open Shorts videos on platforms like desktops, tablets, and Smart TVs.
According to the statement, “Google plans to roll out support for desktops and tablets, but Smart TVs will still not be able to play Shorts clips for now.”
The company said that “the lack of support for tablets also meant that, in many cases, foldables such as the Galaxy Z Fold series couldn’t access Shorts either.” YouTube added that a new Shorts tab will appear across the web and tablets as the feature goes live. The change is expected to come over the next few weeks.
Further, YouTube is bringing a new feature to its Shorts platform called ‘Cut’. The segments of videos ranging from one to five seconds, on eligible videos, will be able to be used in Shorts in both video and audio forms. When a clip is used, the original video is linked. The company stated that the “creators can opt to exclude their videos from this feature, and anything set to private or hit with a copyright claim will not be eligible.”
As per the reports, “Apple’s iOS devices are expected to get the Cut feature first, while Android users will get it later this year.”
Last year, YouTube’s music streaming service, Youtube Music introduced a new ‘Energize’ mood filter for personalized playlists consisting of tracks from various genres and artists.