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April 12, 2024

YouTube Will Now Automatically Add Watermarks to Downloaded Shorts Clips

Watermarks on youtube shorts videos

Watermarks on YouTube Shorts Video

The world’s top video platform YouTube introduced new features and updates for shorts creators and viewers. They keenly watched the YouTube shorts video’s performance and launched a new feature called Watermarks on Downloaded Shorts. This helps to stop users from re-posting YouTube Shorts clips to other social media apps. 

If you’re a YouTube video content creator who downloads your own Shorts from YouTube Studio to share across other social platforms, you’ll now find a watermark added to your downloaded shorts video.

This feature is completely rolling out over the next few weeks on desktop, and also they plan to expand this to the mobile user over the upcoming months.

As explained by YouTube:

“If you’re a creator who downloads your Shorts from YouTube Studio to share across other platforms, you’ll now find a watermark added to your downloaded content. We’ve added a watermark to the Shorts you download so your viewers can see that the content you’re sharing across platforms can be found on YouTube Shorts.”

This is a good initiative from youtube and very useful for cross-promotion. But the real struggle is mainly for creators because sharing watermark videos could be penalized on other social apps. The real goal might look like restricting quick video sharing throughout apps, which allows you to make it a bit more difficult for creators to certainly re-submit their Shorts to Reels or TikTok as well, as a method to construct their presence in every app.

It’s well worth noting each TikTok and Reels additionally consists of watermarks on downloaded clips, a good way to limit the same, so it’s now no longer unexpected to look at YouTube and take a comparable approach. But still, it’s any other attention – and with the present-day system making it so smooth to simply re-publish your brief clips throughout every app, a form of low-attempt baiting procedure, to look what you may get as a result, it’s any other strategic attention for creators.

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