One of the features that YouTube will introduce in Europe this year is Cortos, its own TikTok. A few weeks ago, this function started its deployment in the application on Android and its expansion continues. More and more users are already using this section of Shorts in their Android app.
On the cover of YouTube, many users are already with a new section called Beta Shorts. There is a video carousel in this section, which gives us access to a selection of these short videos, which we might be interested in, but they don’t always come from accounts we follow.
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YouTube extends short films to users
Cortos is YouTube’s own TikTok, which more and more users of the app on Android can take advantage of. The concept is actually the same as TikTok, with short vertical videos (up to 60 seconds), with vertical navigation for those related videos. The app creates a new section on the homepage so that we can access these short films from there.
There is a video carousel, with a total of 15 videos. When you click on one of them, the video plays full screen vertically. At the bottom we have the usual controls, as well as buttons to comment or like. Swiping up will start playing another video in that section. The ability to create videos is still limited for some users, although it will expand in the coming weeks.
Google Discover shows short films
YouTube will not be the only way to access these short films, as it this possibility is tested from Google Discover, as they found out on 9to5Google. From this feed a series of letters is displayed, where we have the content of the video app and it is mentioned that it is these short films. When you click on one of them, YouTube opens on the phone screen and that video is displayed in full screen, the same screen as if it had been opened from the videos app.
This carousel shows a total of 10 videos in total and users are allowed to hide it, in case they are not interested in this video carousel. The content of these videos is different, so you will come across some videos that you might not be interested in. For now, this option is only available to users in India, until Google extends this feature to the rest of the world.
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