YouTube is at all times testing new options, some more controversial than others. The newest experiment revolves round sharing short, looping clips from longer videos. Creators and followers have been asking for a means to simply spotlight memorable moments in long-form content material, notably when it comes to livestreams. With the brand new take a look at, YouTube is engaged on bringing simply that to the platform.

The clip creation workflow on Android.

The take a look at is at present restricted to content material from a small choice of creators and Google’s own video announcement of the feature. When you view a supported video, you may see a brand new clip button among the many traditional strip of choices for liking, disliking, and downloading. Tap or click on the brand new entry, and you will be in a position to reduce out a 5 to 60 second clip from the video. When shared as a hyperlink, the looping clip will probably be opened within the YouTube app or on the YouTube web site. From right here, viewers can additional share the clip, however they will additionally simply begin watching the full video.

Watch this video on YouTube and search for the clip option beneath it.

Clip sharing is stay on each Android and desktops. You can attempt it for your self within the video embedded above, the place you may additionally discover some extra particulars on why and the way YouTube created the function. During the take a look at, YouTube needs to tweak and fine-tune the expertise earlier than deploying clips extra extensively. The firm will in all probability even have to have a look at monetization, as creators are sometimes punished by the algorithm when viewers do not watch full videos.