How to Create YouTube Shorts From Regular YouTube Videos

Here’s how to convert your regular YouTube videos into Shorts.

How to Create YouTube Shorts From Regular YouTube Videos

YouTube has been the internet’s largest video sharing and social media platform for many years. The platform is constantly introducing new features to improve the experience, and one of the latest features for creators is the ability to make YouTube Shorts. This guide will show you how to create YouTube Shorts from your regular YouTube videos.

How to Create YouTube Shorts From Regular YouTube Videos

To create YouTube Shorts from regular YouTube videos:

  1. Open the YouTube app on your mobile device.
  2. Go to your account’s Videos library page.
  3. Select a video you want to turn into a Short.
  4. Tap on the Create button and choose Edit into a Short.
  5. Select a 60-second section of your video and press Next.
  6. Add any Filters, Text, and Timeline options and press Next.
  7. Enter your Title and press Upload Short.

If you do not see the option to turn your video into a short, make sure your YouTube app is up-to-date. Visit Google Play or the App Store, search for YouTube, and tap the update button if there are any updates available. Remember, the option to turn videos into Shorts is only available for videos on your own account. You cannot turn other people’s videos into Shorts.


How do I access YouTube Shorts?

You can access YouTube Shorts by clicking on the “Shorts” icon in the bottom right corner of the YouTube app.

Can anyone create a YouTube Shorts?

Yes, anyone can create YouTube Shorts.

Does YouTube automatically make short videos into Shorts?

YouTube automatically detects videos that are 60 seconds or less in length and includes them under Shorts. 

How do I convert video to Shorts?

To convert YouTube videos into Shorts, go to your Videos page, select the video you want to make into a Short, tap on the Create button, and choose Edit into a Short. 

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