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A guide for making your own YouTube Shorts

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In a nutshell

  • Shorts are one-minute, TikTok-like videos on YouTube
  • While other platforms are releasing their own type of short-form videos, YouTube Shorts offer distinct advantages
  • You can use Shorts as an additional tool to grow your audience and generate revenue

Online video audiences are full of fickle creatures. It seems that, as our phones and devices are getting larger, our video content is getting smaller. Video hosting platforms are constantly adapting to market demands. They’re also vying to be either the first or the best at whatever the current trends are. In recent years, the trend has been leaning deeply into short-form video content, as you’ll find with YouTube Shorts. 

What’s a YouTube Short?

While classic YouTube videos can be of any length, Shorts are specifically vertical content with a duration of only 15 to 60 seconds. Viewers can watch your videos casually within their feeds or go directly to your profile and binge your content. While you can capture videos with a traditional camera and add them to Shorts, it’s intended for native content. Native content refers to videos created, edited and uploaded within the app. Viewers also get the best viewing experience when logged in on the app since the vertical view can fill the screen. 

What can you do with YouTube Shorts?

The Shorts category is basically YouTube’s answer to TikTok, Instagram Reels and Snapchat Stories. Each imposes limits on the video’s duration, and each offers a few niche features to set itself apart. One of the biggest things that make Shorts special is that it’s already part of the YouTube environment. Shorts views add to your channel’s total watch time, and your Short can be created from clips of your existing long-form videos. YouTuber Dylan B Hollis (1.13M subscribers) does this. His content is part cooking channel, part history channel and part hilarious entertainment. If you’re already a fan, you may have already seen his 16-minute video about peanut butter bread (recipe circa 1932). If you haven’t discovered him yet, his Short on the same recipe may find its way into your feed. It’s a clever way to generate more content in more places with less new work for you.

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Some other features can help you build your brand and understand your audience, as well. For example, most platforms allow viewers to like or react to your posts and videos. YouTube Shorts goes a step further with a dislike button. Obviously, no one wants their content disliked, but if you have videos with significant dislikes, it gives you some insight into what appeals and what doesn’t. Use that to guide your decisions to gain more positive engagement. Speaking of engagement, since Shorts are part of YouTube, you’ll also have data available in Google Analytics for even more insights. 

Can Shorts be monetized? 

The answer to this question is no — but also definitely yes. As mentioned, the time viewers spend watching your Shorts will add to your channel’s total watch time. Unfortunately, this doesn’t directly count toward reaching the milestones needed for monetization. There are revenue opportunities with brand deals, AdSense and the Partner Program, but the Shorts Fund is the real objective. YouTube has developed a pot of $100 million, which YouTube distributes as an incentive for qualifying creators to make creative, popular and entertaining content. The criteria are pretty straightforward. To name a few requirements, you have to be in a qualifying country, be at least 13 years old and meet the general community guidelines. Eligible creators can make up to $10,000 in any given month. 

Is it difficult to make Shorts?

If you haven’t tried it for yourself, creating a YouTube Short is simple. If you already have a creator profile on YouTube, get started with Shorts in just a few clicks. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app
  2. Tap the + icon on the homepage
  3. Select the option for Create a Short
  4. Select the settings and modes you want
  5. Use your camera in the vertical (portrait) position only
  6. Begin recording by tapping the red circle
  7. Tap the red square to stop recording
  8. Tap the white checkmark button to complete the recording
  9. Design, edit and caption your video
  10. Tap the blue finish button to upload your Short

For more detailed instructions and a breakdown of the editing features and options, check out our article on uploading YouTube Shorts

What’s the bottom line?

Many articles and nay-sayers blame the wild popularity of one-minute content on the supposedly short attention span of today’s youth. Maybe that’s true. Or maybe people just like injecting quick entertaining or educational videos into the precious few minutes they can spare each day. Perhaps it’s just the latest trend, and they’ll move away from it just as easily. Regardless of the reason, the rapid expansion of short-form video has created an additional avenue for creators to create, profit and promote their brand to millions of viewers — and you can, too.

What do Bits do on Twitch?

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In a nutshell

  • Bits are used to Cheer, which is a way viewers can show you support in chat
  • Bits are a virtual currency that can turn into real-world currency, giving streamers numerous opportunities to monetize their content
  • If you are a Partner or an Affiliate, you receive $0.01 for every Bit used to Cheer directly on your channel. 

If you’re new to Twitch or haven’t been on the site for long, you still probably heard or seen something or someone referring to “Bits.” As the platform continues to see substantial growth in reputation and in consumption, ways to increase viewership and build a community become more customary. People are not only flocking to the site for livestream gaming entertainment, interaction or video broadcasts anymore, but the opportunity and prospect of earning capital and even making a career out of gaming. Bits is just one of those ways you can make money from everything Twitch has to offer.

What are Bits?

Bits are best described as game currency for Twitch creators. Twitch Bits are a virtual currency for a Twitch Partner or a Twitch Affiliate to financially support creators and streamers. Even though viewers can support their favored streamers through subscriptions or actual cash donations, bits are “cheered”, rather than donated. A Cheer is a chat message that includes Bits ⁠— or, at minimum, an animated emote that you purchased the entitlement to use.

Streamers receive real-world money in return for bits being cheered in their streams. What makes bits fun and innovative is that it’s a great way for visitors to enhance their voice and send really cool animated cheering emotes in the chat. With Bits, even if you collect them over time through purchasing or by watching free online advertisements, you can throw in your Cheer Bits during live stream watching. Bits are designed to not only profit the user, but also the viewer.

How do Bits support streamers?

Streamers can receive real-world money in return for bits being cheered in their streams. Twitch Partners and Affiliates receive $0.01 for every Bit that’s cheered on their channel. $1,500 bits gives a streamer $5, and so on. For every 100 bits purchased, $0.40 goes to Twitch, while $1 goes to the creator. Bits are a great way to support creators outside of donations and subscriptions. The only downside is that Amazon, the owner of Twitch, gets a large piece of the revenue than the streamer.

How much do Bits cost?

Bits can range from $1.40 for 100 bits to $10 for 1000. The following is a chart to help you get a better idea of Bit cost:

  • 100 bits=$1.40
  • 500 bits=$7.00
  • 1000 bits=$10.00
  • 1500 bits=$19.95
  • 5000 bits=$64.40
  • 10000 bits=$126.00
  • 25000 bits=$308.00

With Twitch Bits, you get a discount and payment options that suit your needs.

Where to buy Bits

Twitch viewers can purchase Bits through Amazon or Paypal payments. Using Twitch’s desktop website, you can log in and go to your favorite streamer’s channel page and click on the Get Bits button in the upper right corner. You can also buy Bits mid-chat by clicking on the Bits icon in the chat window that appears to the left of the Emoticon button. Twitch offers a range of Bit bundles at varying prices, and you get bigger discounts based on how large of a purchase you make.

Using custom Bit badges

You can use standard Bit emotes that you can purchase to use in your favorite streamers’ chats. They help you to stand out and get instant attention with your messages. Streamers can offer their fans up to 28 special and rare chat badges and persuade them to donate more to get trendier badges. Once you reach partner or affiliate status on Twitch, you can check out OWN3D, which offers a wide selection of Twitch Bit Badges and regular Cheer Chat Badges.

Why use Bits?

Bits don’t only give viewers a chance to show their support to their favorite streamers. Bits help viewers stand out as individuals. Streamers can grow their community. And even though only Twitch Partners and Twitch Affiliates can receive Twitch Bits, once you establish yourself on Twitch you strive to join the two programs and monetize your channel. If you’re a streamer with a large following, then Bits are an important source of revenue. Viewers can do things like use Cheer Bits to give individual Bits or thousands of Bits at once. Viewers have the option of attaching a message to their cheer and can use animated emotes known as ‘cheermotes.’ Streamers and channel owners who create emotes for viewers to use in chat, can reward their viewers who use bits to cheer with additional emote rewards. It doesn’t get any better than that.

So, as you can see, Bits are not only valuable, they’re necessary on Twitch’s platform.

How to Squad Stream on Twitch

How to Squad Stream on Twitch

In a nutshell

  • Squad Stream allows up to four content creators to stream simultaneously in one stream but with four different feeds.
  • Only Twitch Partners can squad stream
  • Squad Streams allow viewers to see every streamer’s reaction in one place, rather than having to hop between streams or have multiple tabs open

Twitch, the popular video livestreaming service, has been gaining even more recognition since announcing back in 2019 its four-person Squad Stream feature to help users and creators get discovered. Since its launch, the feature has given streamers boosted coverage by engaging a broader scope of fans and assisting viewers in finding new people while building their community. So, if you want to spice up your streams, the Squad Stream feature may be what you need

What is squad streaming?

For those new to Twitch or who aren’t familiar with their features yet, Squad Stream is a feature that allows up to four content creators to stream at the same time while playing a multiplayer game. It’s a fun, innovative way of interacting during your gaming experience. When you enable Squad Stream mode, the display screen opens into a widescreen window with picture-in-picture screens of other gamers. Viewers can switch to another player’s screen by clicking on their window to make it the main screen. The feature allows each player and viewers to see what the other player is doing in real time.  

Who can Squad Stream on Twitch?

The only downside to the Squad Stream feature is that it is limited to Twitch Partners. Though there is no minimum number of followers required to use the feature, creators have to be accepted into the Partner program first. However, affiliates can form groups together to create group streams and request their audiences to watch from third-party software, like MultiTwitch, that lets them watch all the streamers simultaneously.

How to Squad Stream?

Every Squad Stream has a main host — the streamer who brings the other players together. Usually, this host is the squad leader, who supervises the stream. The main player has to make sure that the players from the other channels are live before inviting them to squad stream. To start an invite to a squad stream, you first have to find Squad Stream on the Quick Actions panel on your dashboard’s Stream Manager. Then click “Add a Channel” and type the name of the channel you want to invite to your squad. You can invite up to three other channels. After that, you’re ready to get started on the best gaming experience of your life.

How to host a Squad Stream

There are two important steps to take to host a successful Squad Stream. First, access the Twitch stream manager. Next, invite your squad members and start your Squad Stream. Here’s the step-by-step process you should follow:

  1. Open Twitch on your browser and log in to your account
  2. Once logged in, click on your profile at the top right corner of the screen
  3. Click on “Creator Dashboard” from the menu.
  4. Go to “Stream Manager” on the left sidebar of your screen.
  5. In the “Quick Actions” section, click on the add button and select the “Start a Squad Stream” option.
  6. Next, invite members to add to your squad. You can do this by clicking on the Add a channel button and typing in the name of the channel to add the member. Keep in mind that you can only add up to three members to your squad.
  7. After everyone accepts their invites, you can click on the Start a Squad Stream button to begin the squad stream.

When you click Start Squad Stream in your Stream Manager, it adds a banner to each streamer’s channel page. If a viewer clicks the banner, they can watch all of your streams simultaneously in squad mode. This mode displays video from all of the squad streamers on the screen, with one video feed displayed larger than the others.

If one of the squad streamers leaves during the stream, their viewers will remain with the stream in squad mode. You can leave mid-stream if you’re the squad leader. If you do leave, the first channel you invited will automatically become the new squad leader.  

How are viewers calculated during a Squad Stream?

Live views on Twitch are the number of views the stream received while streaming. This number includes all views from all sources during a livestream. Twitch calculates the average viewers by taking a total of the number of viewers of a stream at different points in time when streaming live. The number of viewers at each moment is tallied, and an average is taken. The percentage taken is the average number of viewers of the stream.

Who can you invite to a Squad Stream?

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You can invite members of your choice to Squad Stream. There are just a few requirements to know first:

•They have to be on your friends list

•They have to follow you on Twitch

•They have to be in a Twitch team along with you

• All channels have to be live when you send them an invite to join their squad

These are mandatory requirements so you don’t invite streamers who don’t want to join your squad. Be mindful that during your Squad Stream, ads will appear. But they will only play on the channel that is in the primary slot. Viewers will be unable to switch views while an ad is playing. Also, while in Squad Stream mode, there are no voice or video capabilities to allow streamers to communicate with each other. To communicate with other partners you invite to play along, you have to use a third-party chat platform such as Discord.

How to monetize Squad Streams?

Now that you know how to Squad Stream and host a Squad Stream on Twitch, you are going to want to know how each participating partner will be monetized for the stream.

Viewers can switch to a particular streamer to feature them on their primary window. If they choose to donate bits during the stream, the proceeds will go to the streamer on their primary window. This is the same for making Ad revenue. Ad revenue will disperse according to whichever streamer each viewer has in their main viewing window.

As your community grows on Twitch, so does support and contributions. Viewers can subscribe to your channel and pay a minimum of $4.99 per month to support your channel, either on a recurring or one-time basis. Subscribers gain access to your emotes and other benefits you can define.

Another way to monetize your channel and Squad Stream play is through bits. Bits allow your viewers to “Cheer” in chat to show support, celebrate moments and augment their voice. When a viewer “Cheers,” animated Bit gem emotes, Cheermotes (animated versions of popular emotes), or custom Cheermotes (for Partners) appear in the chat. You receive $0.01 for each Bit used in your chat.

Get your squad ready

So there you have it. That’s everything you need to know about how to get started launching your own Squad Stream and earning while you have fun. Two perks rolled into one. That’s what makes Twitch so valuable. You are rewarded for having the best online gaming experience possible.

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Building success on Twitch: An interview with DataDave

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One of the most common pieces of advice given to many aspiring creators is to be consistent. David Cherry, who goes by DataDave online, streams six days a week while also having a full-time job as a college professor. His content covers the gambit, ranging from video game playthroughs and movie discussions to everyday life musings. That’s all to the delight of his continually growing audience. We talked with Dave about how he has managed to grow such a loyal audience while also managing a full-time career in education.

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DataDave
Followers: 62.6K
Uploads: 387
Video views: 501,593
Content type: Gaming

User created: Sep 10th, 2016

All about DataDave

Dave is currently a Twitch streamer, voice-over artist and college professor. His streams, much like his life, vary from day to day. He describes, “we’re experiencing video games together, cracking some jokes here and there. Sometimes we’re doing some highly competitive games where we all could play together … and other times, even off the stream, we’re just watching it and just joining the movie together.”

“It’s not only me being the entertainment, but the entertainment comes from me with the community and the community engaging with you. So welcome to the community,” David shares.

Creating community

Dave’s audience flocks to his channel to connect with him. They also join the community that he facilitates. Many of his streams are conversational and will focus on any audience member’s recommendations. When he’s not streaming or teaching, Dave’s working as a voice artist. His voice has been featured in commercials, indie games and audiobooks. Very much like how he got into streaming, his interest was piqued by someone in his community.

He recalls, “I’ve been [voice acting] for three, almost four years. I got interested in it. I heard one streamer did it, and I’m like, ‘That seems cool, let me get into it.’ I just love to learn. If I get interested in something, [I want to learn about it].” Dave has been coached by Gary L. Gray, Melanie Chartoff and more. He works with these coaches actively because he ultimately wants to pursue voice acting full time.

Aside from Twitch and teaching, Dave also has a
successful as a voice actor.

Life before Twitch

Dave was first introduced to streaming during his time as a Ph.D. graduate student. After graduating from Morehouse College with a degree in computer science, his advisers suggested he go for a graduate degree. Dave details, “And I (was) like, ‘Sure, why not?’ You know the Ph.D., I knew that would get paid if I went that route. And if I didn’t really care for it, I would get a Master’s along the way. I decided to walk with my Master’s.” During this program, Dave taught as a teaching assistant, spending most of his time in class doing research.

Dave recalls, “And then just through happenstance, one of my students mentioned a video game to me, and I was playing a video game with my homie, and he’s like, ‘My friend’s streaming.’ And I’m like, ‘Streaming, what’s that?'”

First livestream

With his equipment all set, DataDave went live with his first stream. He played an indie game recommended by his student called “Undertale” (2015). “I streamed, and I got literally one viewer. He came in there, and I was just streaming and chatting, and I’m like, ‘I have no idea where to go.’ So he helped me get through the stage and stuff, and then before you knew it, we just started talking about shows, gaming [and] what else to play.” After all the fun he experienced during his first stream, Dave sought to do it again the next day. After that, he met someone else online and continued. “… and then before you knew it, call me wild, I streamed … roughly 380 days straight,” Dave reveals.

After six months of streaming, DataDave was partnered on Twitch. He admits, “I was just streaming saying, ‘This is fun.’ Then I got partnered, and I’m like, ‘Wait, I’m getting a little money from this.’ So it just kept building up, building up, until it became something that plays a daily role in my life, from sponsors to streaming games to meeting all these people. So it just kind of trickled in, and I just kept it.”

Today Dave streams consistently on Twitch, with over 60K followers and utilizes his YouTube channel as a home for livestream clips, sketches and YouTube Shorts. Also, he leverages TikTok to further grow his Twitch audience. However, his primary platform is Twitch.

Dave built his streaming setup from the ground up, starting with what he could afford and upgrading as he gain a larger following.

Livestream setup

Commenting on his livestream setup, Dave admits, “… it’s nice to have the flashy stuff and the lighting. It looks good, but in all honesty, this is [extra] stuff. I’ve been streaming for about five and a half years. … I’ve gotten [most of my equipment] over the past two to three years.” Recalling when he first streamed, Dave stresses the idea that you don’t necessarily need fancy gear to make it: “When I got partnered, I was staying at my mom’s place at the time; I streamed off her couch in the basement when I was visiting. So it’s nice to have, but not really needed.”

He elaborates, “You don’t necessarily need a webcam. Personally, I like watching streams with people with a webcam because I can see them. I can see their reactions, et cetera. But you don’t necessarily need it. Some people stream with virtual avatars (VTubers), and it works for them, but really all you need is just a computer and free software called OBS to screen capture, and that’s really it. Ideally, [you should have] a microphone because you want to talk to chat and such. [But] a webcam, that’s your choice.”

Audience engagement

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Dave focuses on interacting and engaging with his viewers while on stream.

Growing your audience online can be challenging, mainly because people typically don’t know who their audience is. That’s why DataDave’s audience is so loyal. He takes the time to engage and get to know who his audience is.

“I generally have a lot of interests. I can find an interest in most things,” Dave shares. Continuing, he says, “I don’t know anything about ballet, but if I met somebody and they do ballet, I’m going to be like, ‘Cool, why do you like it? Tell me about it.’ I just want to know; I’m just interested in what are you interested in.”

Dave continues, “… that’s one reason I feel like I’m good at it. This is why I encourage anyone that says, ‘Maybe, I’m not sure if I could do that. I’m not used to it.’ It’s like, ‘Just try it.’ When I first started streaming, I’m like, ‘I’m talking to one person; what do I talk about?’ So I’m like, ‘I’ll talk about whatever.’ And somebody might chime in. So I’ve gotten much better at it because I’ve done it so much. It just helps for me that I’m kind of the person that [says], ‘Tell me about it, I want to hear. I’m interested.'”

DataDave, the college professor

In addition to being a partnered streamer, Dave has a full-time job as a college professor teaching at a university. While many may think streaming would distract from his full-time job, it doesn’t. During his time as streaming as a Ph.D. student, Dave adopted several productive disciplines to help him manage his time well.

He reflects, “I loved streaming. I want to stream six to eight hours a day. Well, I can’t do that if I’m not on my stuff. And that made me be like, ‘I’m really going to stay on my stuff because I really want to do this.’ Because anything I slack on during school, [means] less time to stream or I can’t stream. Dave made sure to carve out time in his schedule to study, which helped him develop his time management skills, “I want to make sure I stick to my own schedule to be able to stream — to do what I enjoy.”

Dave says that if you truly love to do something, you will find a way to do it, “If you enjoy something and you also make money from it, or you just love doing it, you’re going to find ways to overcome so you can do what you want to do.” For Dave, his passion is content creation.

For the most part, Dave keeps his streaming life and his work life relatively separate. While he doesn’t advertise to his colleagues or students that he streams, he’s aware that there will be occasions when these two worlds collide. On his first day of teaching, Dave recalls, “I’m walking in on my first day; I see a student, he says ‘DataDave?’ And I was like, ‘Who are you?’ Turns out, two to three weeks prior, he was actually one of the viewers that were helping me navigate [a] game [on stream] because he was interested in getting it.”

Unexpected growth

It turns out that the largest area of growth DataDave has experienced hasn’t been online. He expresses that becoming a streamer has allowed him to grow as a person. He shares, “… six years ago, not being a streamer … I didn’t know too many people, and I just kind of kept to myself. [During my time at grad school,] I would just mind my business, really.” Today, Dave has met and befriended many streamers and audience members.

Dave, who identifies as an LGBTQIA+ person, was worried about coming out to his audience. He shares how hard it was to come out to his audience: “… [I was] terrified of coming out to my own family. It’s like, ‘Am I about to lose my entire audience coming out?'” When Dave did come out, he was met with love and affirmations from his community. He recalls coming out to one of his streamer friends, “I told one of my streamer friends, like, ‘Hey, so I put this on Twitter, I came out, hopefully, we good.’ He’s like, ‘Dave … what game are you streaming today?’ Like, it’s that kind of love, like, ‘Bro, I don’t care. I’m still your friend.'”

Dave credits his growth to his audience showing him continued support, mentioning, “Those interactions, thought, support, the kindness. I think that has made me a much better person: being outgoing [and being] ambitious for things I want to go for … communities do really support the streamer. The people’s support is real.”

Advice for creators

Many believe the path to growth is high-quality equipment, but Dave advises against waiting until you have the latest tech to get started. For Dave, he started with a pretty poor laptop, a cheap microphone and an equally cheap webcam. However, he was still able to find success and become a Twitch partner. “This [new tech] is great to have — highly recommend — but it’s not needed,” Dave says.

Dave also advises creators to diversify where they post their content. For twitch streamers, it’s hard to drive new audiences to their streams. “To grow on Twitch, you have to grow in other places,” Dave reveals, “like yes, you should be doing Twitch, but you should be doing YouTube and TikTok.”

You don’t need the supercomputer; just stream what you can see how you feel.

Dave advises aspiring creators to just continue to create content and not get discouraged if growth happens slowly. “… Let’s say you do a reaction YouTube video and [get] two new viewers. They think: ‘They’re funny; I’m going to tune into that stream.’ You just got two new viewers that boost your view count, which [as] your view count [gets] higher on Twitch, that makes you more visible in a lot of cases.”

From his experience, the best way to create is to create. Reflecting on creating content for TikTok, he shares, “The funniest part to me is most of my Tiktoks I was like, ‘okay, this is dumb. It’s not going to hit.’ Those have been my most viewed ones. And I’m like, ‘really?’ I honestly think that happens for a lot of people. The stuff you just kind of sitting on or you not going to throw out there, even if it doesn’t hit.”

Taking in the moment

Unlike prerecorded video, livestreaming is all about being in the moment. Dave has found a great deal of growth by embracing the medium as an opportunity to experiment. We’re excited to see where his stream and his passionate community take him.

Everything you need to know about TwitchCon

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In a nutshell

  • TwitchCon is an IRL convention hosted by Twitch where streamers meet with their communities and Twitch showcases new features and tools
  • Twitch hosts two TwitchCons every year — one based in Northern California and Europe
  • Aside from panels, TwitchCon features esport tournaments, music performances and art booths

Today, there are many conventions people enjoy going to. For instance, there are tons of conventions worldwide where people can cosplay, meet their on-screen celebrity heroes, watch major movie announcements or meet like-minded people. There’s a convention for nearly every hobby, so it’s only natural for there to be one for video gaming and livestreaming. That’s exactly what TwitchCon is.

TwitchCon – a live event for livestreamers

Since its inception back in 2015, TwitchCon has not only been a place for Twitch to showcase new features and allow game developers to tease new upcoming releases but it’s also been a place for the community of Twitch to come together. It gives fans and streamers the chance to connect in person.

At a typical TwitchCon, you can expect to see a lot of livestreamers meeting with their communities. However, that’s not all you’ll find there. There are also concerts, booths, product announcements, classes, video game tournaments and lots more Twitch features every year.

TwitchCon’s history

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The first TwitchCon was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from September 25 to 26 in 2015. All of its panels were livestreamed to Twitch, allowing people to attend even if they weren’t physically there. The convention pulled in decent numbers, with 20,000 people attending. The following year, Twitch moved the convention to San Diego and added an extra day to the event, taking it from a two-day event to a three-day event. At this point, TwitchCon was gaining traction, almost doubling its attendance number and earning Xbox, Truth and Amazon Game Studios as sponsors.

TwitchCon’s most successful year, in terms of attendance, was 2017’s convention. This convention held its first esports tournaments, getting 35,000 in-person attendees and 2.2 million viewers on Twitch. TwitchCon expanded to Europe in the following years, debuting in Berlin, Germany, in 2019. Despite its expansion, Twitch saw a drop in attendees in 2018 and 2019.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Twitch had to both of its 2020’s conventions and skip 2021 altogether. However, this year, Twitch is bringing back TwitchCon to North America and Europe.

Fun to be had

TwitchCon every year is booming with fun events and lots of creative, artistic people. Twitch likes to curate its content from its community for the convention. There are Music and Performance categories, Artist Alley for art and artwork booths, content/community panels and Classes and the ever-popular cosplay contest. Most of the submissions are given booths and opportunities to network.

To qualify for the submissions, you must have a twitch account and some content on the site to submit your art or music content. The submissions are typically due at the beginning of the year. So, if you plan to be featured or want to submit your work, be sure to prep early.

TwitchCon’s Amsterdam 2022 lineup. Image courtesy: Twitch

Where is TwithCon held?

Typically, Twitch holds two conventions annually — one in North American and one in Europe. While Twitch usually holds the North American convention in California, the European convention likes to hop around. After a small hiatus in 2020 and 2021 for COVID-related reasons, TwitchCon is back this year. Twitch will host the convention in San Diego, California and Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Getting in

TwitchCon tickets are available to the general public, which means anyone can go and have a great time. Twitch generally expects to see between 25,000-50,000 people show up for the three-day event. However, those figures can vary widely. For this year, there very may well be a huge surge in attendance since this is the first TwitchCon in two years. However, it’s also possible we see an average to below-average number, with COVID-19 still being a factor. Also, it’s hard to gauge people’s interest in TwitchCon, especially after a two-year hiatus. Before the pandemic, the North American TwitchCon was experiencing a notable decline in attendance, dropping from 50,000 attendees in 2017 to 28,000 attendees in 2019. We will just have to wait to see if the Twitch community is still up for TwitchCon.

At the forefront of the scene

Twitch figures to be at the forefront of video game streaming and integration. TwitchCon is a live event designed to showcase new features, highlight big-name livestreamers and host engaging events. With two events yearly in America and Europe, TwitchCon figures to be a prominent event in the world of Twitch. It gives communities the chance to interact with their favorite streamers in person and allows streamers to build an even stronger community. TwitchCon also lets Twitch introduce its latest tools to its creators and viewers, as well as highlight the latest software, games, tournaments and culture.

How to access the desktop version of YouTube on your phone

How to access YouTube desktop version on your smartphone

Most, if not all, social media and video-sharing platforms have a mobile app equivalent. YouTube is no different. While millions use the app daily, a large portion of people would much rather use the desktop version of YouTube on the phone instead.

In this article, we will help you pull up the desktop version on your smartphone. So, if you’re a mobile user and not a fan of the YouTube app, you’re in the right place.

YouTube’s desktop version vs. mobile version

The mobile version of YouTube has pretty much all the bells and whistles that you would expect. You can view videos, access your account, share videos, save uploads and like or dislike videos you watch. You can also comment on videos if you choose to do so. But since it’s built for mobile browsers, you’re not getting all the advantages that you would typically get if you were using YouTube on a desktop. For instance, it’s hard to copy and paste text in the YouTube app, making it hard to copy a video’s information and share it with your audience. You have to share the video directly, copy the link or type out the information yourself. Additionally, AdBlock doesn’t work in the app if you’re someone who wants to avoid watching ads.

The YouTube app may suffice if you just want to view YouTube videos on your phone. However, if you would rather use the desktop version, you can.

How do you do it?

When you are on YouTube using a mobile device, you will notice that the browser address is listed as http://m.youtube.com. That “m” in the beginning stands for “mobile.” This is used to let the browser know to load the mobile version of YouTube. The code for the mobile site makes it easier for the phone processor to read the data on the mobile site and display it faster.

So, with that in mind, where do we go from here? Well, that depends on what type of phone you have. Let’s take it step by step.

On iPhone

  1. If you use an iPhone or an iOS device, you will need to click on the address bar on your preferred mobile browser. Near the left of the address bar, you will see an icon that looks like “aA”
  2. This icon will give you a small menu that allows you to request the desktop version of YouTube. Tap the icon, and you will be sent to the desktop version.

If you use Chrome on iOs, it pretty much works the same way. However, the browser menu is on the right side instead of the left icon on the address window.

Firefox on iOS also has a similar icon but uses a set of three lines as a menu bar. You may find this menu at the top or bottom of the screen depending on how you like your address bar menu placed, but you can always move that as well.

On Andriod

If you use an Android device, access the menu for your chosen browser. After selecting the menu, you will see an option to request the desktop site. This reloads the content on your phone as if you were viewing it on a desktop.

Depending on what browser you use, locating your menu will vary. However, it’s normally on the side of the address bar with dots or an icon. Both will allow you to switch the desktop mode.

Desktop YouTube on mobile

Depending on your device, switching to desktop view may or may not cause some errors. Remember, the desktop view is built for desktops and isn’t made with mobile in mind, so you may run into some problems with ads or how content is displayed on your phone. It’s typically not enough to stop the phone from loading most content. Phones are getting a lot more powerful, so depending on how new your phone is, you likely won’t run into any speed issues. Still, you’re free to use the desktop view, just be aware that you may run into a few problems while using it.

If you are fine with running into some performance issues, you can watch the desktop version of YouTube on your smartphone. Though YouTube has made a lot of updates to the app over the years, so using the YouTube app is the clear winning option if you want the best performance. So, if you’re looking for the best performance, we would recommend using the mobile app. However, if you still want the features the desktop version offers, follow the steps above, and you’ll be able to watch desktop YouTube on your smartphone.

Jovynn wows TikTokers with mind-blowing mashups

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Image courtesy: Jovynn

Jovynn creates a luxurious atmosphere for her TikTok videos. Her set glows with a soft wash of color while the heart-shaped audio-visualizer pulses on the wall behind her. Her plush, cozy outfits and bold makeup looks complement the rich scene. The true star, however, is the music. Built on unexpected mashups and satisfying transitions, Jovynn’s sounds invite you to sink in before she pulls the floor out from under you with the drop.

Jovynn describes her content this way: “Fun, vibey, anything that Gen Z’s would love!” She says she prefers to keep her posts lighthearted, telling us, “I don’t like being all serious on the app, I love to mix music with a little bit of comedy.”

We had the good fortune of getting to know Jovynn in a recent interview. She gave insight into how she got started, how she approaches content creation and where she hopes to take her music in the future.

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Fans: 8.3M
Uploads: 902
Likes: 147,500,000
Content type: Music

Jovynn discovers TikTok

Jovynn didn’t come to TikTok directly. Like many, she was drawn to the app after encountering its signature short-form video clips on other platforms. “I was scrolling through Twitter before the pandemic started,” Jovynn recalls, “and people were sharing memes and dance videos from TikTok. They looked like they were having loads of fun!” Jovynn had to check out the app for herself. “Eventually,” she admits, “[I] fell into the trap-hole of continuous scrolls.”

For her first TikTok post, Jovynn made a dance trend video for the song “Obsessed” by Mariah Carey. That was enough to get her hooked: “After that, I just kept posting a bunch of random humorous videos and participated in trends every once in a while.”

It took Jovynn some time to land on the style of content she is known for today. Early videos included everything from POVs to tattoo tours to makeup and hair tutorials. Whatever the format, it’s clear that Jovynn was having a ton of fun on the platform from the beginning. “I was a huge TikTok addict,” Jovynn concludes.

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When Jovynn isn’t dropping beats, she’s showing off incredible makeup looks.

Finding focus

These days, Jovynn’s main focus is music, specifically mashups and remixes of popular dance, electronica and hip hop tracks. She gave us a quick rundown of how she comes up with new video ideas: “Whenever I see a trending sound, I’d brainstorm the best track to mix it with. It’s like having a Spotify playlist in my head and using my brain as a tool to Shazam. If it goes well with a recent trending sound, I’d do my best to come up with the best transition method to blow the audience’s mind.” Jovynn relies on both deep music knowledge and the ability to keep up with current trends to keep her content fresh. “Curating a mashup takes lots of knowledge on the sounds that people enjoy,” she tells us.

Surprising the audience with a great mashup also takes creativity: “What the audience craves is a sudden switch.” Jovynn notices her sounds tend to appeal to two main audiences, saying “Anything that’s catchy has a potential [for] inspiring others to create a dance or lifestyle video, whereas TikTok transitioners would enjoy sounds with any form of loop or stutter.”

Regardless of which category a viewer falls into, Jovynn wants them to walk away feeling one thing: inspired. She recalls that finding the right sounds for her early videos was always a struggle. “My inspiration usually starts with a song,” Jovynn explains, “It helps me a lot on visualizing.” With this in mind, Jovynn’s main goal is to spark creativity in others. She says, “The best influence I could have on someone is to motivate them on doing what they love, or feeling something from what I create.”

TikTok’s unqiue appeal

Jovynn’s mashups and remixes reinvent popular songs with her own unique spin.

While Jovynn remains active on Twitter, TikTok has become her platform of choice. “Most trends start on TikTok,” she says, “There’s always something new on there every day.”

But it’s not just about having new content to consume for Jovynn. “Being active on TikTok helps to predict the future trends,” she explains, “which helps to benefit my contribution to the community as well. I’ve come across so many people who showed me videos posted on other platforms which I’ve already seen on TikTok.”

Indeed, TikTok has become known as an incubator for viral trends. Plus, the platform’s highly personalized algorithm and For You page seems to help new creators quickly find an audience. “The app’s a trendsetter, and I love the way the algorithm works on there,” says Jovynn.

Social synergy

Still, Jovynn sees value in other social platforms. “All individual platforms complement each other,” she says. Jovynn is active on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and, of course, TikTok. She says posting to a variety of platforms helps her content reach a larger potential audience. “It allows my audience to explore more of my work,” she tells us.

Rather than post the same video all over the web, however, Jovynn uses each platform for a specific purpose. “For example,” she says, “I post short mashups and a couple lifestyle videos on TikTok and Reels, but if people are keen to receive the latest updates on my upcoming projects or just to see what I’m doing [in] day-to-day life, they’d resort to Instagram. YouTube’s more of a platform to share a longer version of what my audience wants — full mixes, etcetera.”

Jovynn believes each platform has value when it comes to connecting with her audience: “I think with each platform, it allows your viewers to get to know you better, and it brings lots of new opportunities from all the active users on each different social platform.”

How Jovynn avoids burnout

Despite her success, Jovynn still faces certain challenges as a creator. When asked about her biggest source of stress, her answer was clear: burnout. “Being a creator means having to be consistent and to keep up with the trends,” Jovynn tells us. “It can be a struggle to balance out content for brand deals and our own original stuff; we can only have so many ideas in a day.” She says the pressure can be exhausting: “Having to come up with something new every day can be quite tiring to my mind, and sometimes could ruin the fun of my whole experience in the app. There are days where I’ll feel a hit of motivation, but the day after, I’ll be brain dead.”

Though the threat of burnout looms over every creator, Jovynn is working on ways to stay consistent without becoming overwhelmed. “This year I’ve found the cause of my burnouts,” she explains, “and that’s multitasking. I put a lot of pressure on myself daily to come up with new ideas, and my mind’s always moving from one thing to another.” So what’s her solution? Stick to one thing at a time. Now, she approaches each project or campaign individually, making sure it’s complete before moving on to the next project.

It turns out this strategy does more than help Jovynn manage her schedule. “Having patience, perseverance and determination also helps to bring out the best content. When a project is rushed, it usually doesn’t work out the way I’ve planned,” Jovynn reflects. “Dissatisfaction could also be one of the root causes to my burnout, so one of the things I’ve learned is to take one at a time.”

Learning from experience

To Jovynn, the key to success as a content creator is to focus on what you enjoy making first.

Aside from advocating for a ban on multitasking, Jovynn had this advice for aspiring creators: “As cliché as it sounds, don’t quit on your passion for creating content, and don’t focus on the numbers.”

She reminds us to focus on making what we enjoy first, saying, “When you’re putting the stuff you like out there, people are going to notice you and you’ll attract the right crowd of yours eventually.”

The other key, she tells us, is to be consistent: “I know I may have complained earlier about being consistent on the app. As stressful as that sounds, it actually helps. Putting your content out on social media is like trying your luck on a jackpot. You never know which one’s going to do well.”

“Everybody has the potential [to go] viral,” she continues, “so don’t focus too much on that. Focus on what you like to do best. Participate in any trends of your niche, and don’t be afraid to experiment with them!” Summing it up, she says, “Keep the grind going. People are always on the search for new entertainment.”

Inspiration brings opportunity

With luck and determination, Jovynn is now able to make a full-time living doing what she loves. “My main service is social media advertising,” Jovynn reveals, “I solely make money off of brand deals.” Lately, she has been especially excited to work more closely with the music industry: “Now that my niche is widespread, I get to expand my opportunities by working with labels to promote the releases of their artists as well.”

Looking ahead, Jovynn aims to use TikTok as a launchpad for her own music career. She tells us, “I’m hoping I’ll get to transition fully into music, as I enjoy creating sounds the most.” Indeed, she is already succeeding in that regard, having just released her debut single, “Your Attention,” now streaming on all platforms.

“I hope I’ll get to use my platform for good and create original music for my audience to use and enjoy,” Jovynn continues. “I hope, with my music, I’ll get to engage and play to a live audience instead of having them watch me through a screen.”

Ultimately though, Jovynn simply wants to build a community around her music: “It’d be interesting to see everyone unite together through TikTok and have an amazing time with great music,” she muses. With Jovynn’s infectious creativity and excitement, that sounds like a real possibility.

How to upload YouTube Shorts

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Image courtesy: YouTube

In a nutshell

  • YouTube launched a section called YouTube Shorts to compete with Reels, Stories and TikTok
  • You can create your own Short vertical videos in the app up to 60 seconds long
  • They’ve included lots of intuitive tools and features for design and editing

The race between video platforms rages on across the internet. The current sprint revolves around short-form videos. Instagram and Facebook Reels, Snapchat Stories and TikTok have been vying for your attention. The videos are so short; how can you even resist? After beta testing in India and the US, YouTube officially launched its own contender: YouTube Shorts. 

YouTube Shorts are user-generated vertical (portrait view) videos that are less than 60 seconds in duration. Using your smartphone, you can capture a video about whatever you want. Then, with the YouTube tools provided, edit the video to add music, captions, filters and other effects. Once you’re happy with the result, upload it directly in the app and voila! Watch the views stack up.

Create your own YouTube Short

First, you’ll need to have the YouTube app downloaded on your smartphone and be logged into your account. Then, follow these steps:

  1. Open the YouTube app
  2. Tap the + icon on the homepage
  3. Select the option for Create a Short. Be sure to allow access to your phone’s camera/audio
  4. Select the settings and modes you want
  5. Tap the number directly above the red circle button to toggle between 15 and 60 seconds
    • Use the options bar on the right for:
    • Flip: for camera or selfie mode
    • Speed: to speed up or slow down the video capture
    • Timer: allows you to set up to autostart recording
    • Circles: gives you options for filters
    • Wand: adds photo retouching
    • Person: allows you to change the background
    • Ghost: creates alignment for smoother transitions between clips
    • Flash: turns the camera flash on or off
    • Use your camera in the vertical position only
  6. Begin recording by tapping the red circle
  7. Tap the red square to stop recording
  8. When you’re finished recording, tap the white checkmark button
  9. Design and edit your video (see more in sections below)
  10. Add details and caption for your video (see more below)
  11. When you’re satisfied, tap the blue finish button, Upload Short

Editing and polishing within the app

Once you’ve finished recording and confirmed with the checkmark button, you’ll have plenty of options for customizing your new Short. Here are some of the features you’ll find to help you polish and finalize your content.

Sound 

After all of the frustrations YouTubers face related to copyright infringements for music use in videos, we’re grateful for this option. When you tap into the Sound section, you’ll find a massive library of music clips to choose from. Songs are categorized by genre. You can browse the collections or search for specific titles. If you want to save some songs for later, add them to the Favorites tab. 

Text and Timeline

In the Text section, you can adjust the size, color, font and placement of words that overlay your video. Use this to add context, reaction or information for the audience’s benefit. Once you’ve created texts, tap into the Timeline section to customize further. This allows you to choose the exact moment your messages appear and disappear during the Short.

Filters 

Although there are filter options for the video creation, you’ll find filters in the edit area as well. Choose just the perfect lighting or hue filter to give it the perfectly polished ⁠— or deliberately unpolished ⁠— look you’re trying to capture.

Add details

When you’ve completed the edits, tap the NEXT button at the top of the screen. This will land you into the final set of options. Add a caption and change the account you’re posting from ⁠— if needed. The Visibility options include making your video public or not. It also has options for scheduling exactly when your video goes live. Use the Select Audience option to add age restrictions for your Short and designate whether it’s intended for adults or children.

Can you create Shorts on a desktop?

The overall concept is intended for native uploads in the app, as described above. However, you can capture video with your phone or other cameras and turn it into a Short from your computer. It’s a more involved process, but there are definitely some good reasons why you might want to do this. For example, if your content is more professional, you may need to do professional-level editing on a desktop before uploading it to YouTube. After that, the process is fairly similar to uploading long-form videos. You can find a good step-by-step guide from Drost Video (97k subscribers) to help take the guesswork out of it.

Keep it short

While YouTube may be a little late to join the short-form video race, it’s clear that they’ve been watching and learning as TikTok, Reels and Stories have developed. They can emulate what works, skip what doesn’t work and add new concepts where they choose. For example, YouTube Shorts has set up a designated fund, similar to TikTok’s creator fund. They use this money to compensate and encourage creators. They’ve also designed a music library to help curb copyright infringements — and the costs of managing that. Recently, YouTube added a new feature that allows users to splice in clips from existing long-form videos. Unlike videos on some other platforms, your Shorts won’t disappear.

A step-by-step guide to deleting your TikTok account

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In a nutshell

TikTok offers a quick, easy way to delete your account
You can delete your account using either your smartphone or a desktop
You have 30 days to reinstate your account before it’s officially deleted

TikTok, officially a global phenomenon, is now leading the industry, pushing platforms like YouTube, Facebook and Instagram to lean into short-form video content. Launching in 2016, it was the most downloaded app in 2018 and still continues to grow in users. In total, TikTok has over a billion users worldwide. However, despite its popularity, it is perfectly fine if you decide you no longer want to have a TikTok account. While it’s a big decision to delete your account, it’s thankfully easy to do if you do decide you want to say bon voyage to the platform.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps you have to take to delete your TikTok account. We will also cover how you can get your account back if you change your mind down the line.

Why delete your TikTok account in the first place?

With how long it takes to build a following on TikTok, you may wonder why anyone would want to quit the platform and delete their account. Well, reasons can vary from person to person. A common reason people avoid TikTok in the first place, and what could drive people to delete their accounts, is privacy concerns. TikTok, and its parent company ByteDance, have both been subject to claims of collecting and sharing users’ data to Chinese servers. This alone could drive people away from TikTok. These are claims and are currently under close watch from the United States government, which believes the platform poses a real threat to national security.

Other reasons for deleting a TikTok account could include changing your content strategy and finding that short-form videos aren’t right for your brand. It could also be that you want to rebrand and start fresh with a new account. Or, it can be as simple as no longer wanting to be on the platform.

Regardless of the reason, deleting your TikTok account means that you will no longer be able to post or participate through that account. Additionally, all of your posts are deleted. This means that no one can access your content — including you. This is a big decision, especially if you have a large portfolio of videos you spent time making. It’s also important to note that all of your messages on the account will be deleted as well. For many looking to delete their TikTok accounts, it won’t be an issue. However, for creators who have spent time and resources making content for TikTok, be sure to take a moment’s pause to ensure this is what you want to do. If so, it may be a good idea to back up your videos if, down the line, you want to use the content you created elsewhere.

How to delete your TikTok account

The procedure for deleting your TikTok account is not complicated. Also, to be clear, removing the app from your phone doesn’t delete your account. That just deletes the app off your phone. To delete your account, you have to delete it in the app. Here’s what you have to do:

Using mobile

  1. Open the TikTok app
  2. Take one over to the Me tab
  3.  Navigate over to the three horizontal lines and select the Manage Account option and then the Delete Account button
  4. Tap on the Delete Account button again to confirm your choice

Using desktop

  1. Sign in to the TikTok account you want to delete
  2. Click on your profile photo and select the Settings option
  3. Click the Delete option next to the Delete Account label

Note: Tiktok has a security measure where it will cancel an attempt to delete an account if there’s not a proper email address or phone number associated with the account.

Can you get your account back?

What if you instantly regret your decision to delete your TikTok account? Thankfully, TikTok allows you a 30-day grace period. Essentially, TikTok holds your account in abeyance, just in case you change your mind. However, the account is officially deleted once the 30 days are up. After this, there’s no way to get your account back.

The value of having — and not having — a TikTok

TikTok, like every other social media and content-hosting platform, has its pros and cons. It allows creators to grow their audience and brand with a new, emerging form of content. However, TikTok isn’t necessarily for every creator, and sometimes the only way to figure that out is to try it out. If you create a TikTok account and later find out that it isn’t your cup of tea, there’s nothing wrong with deleting your account. However, be sure you really want to delete your account before hitting the delete button.

How to edit YouTube videos on your iPhone

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In a nutshell

  • You don’t inherently need a desktop video editing software to edit a YouTube video; you can edit one with your iPhone
  • Apple iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and Luma Touch LumaFusion are great apps for editing video on an iPhone
  • Practice using the basic editing tools before you graduate to more complex tools

Without question, the best way to create great YouTube videos with your iPhone is to learn how to edit. The great news is that there are some feature-packed apps that give you the tools you need right on your iPhone. We’ll give you a few top choices for editing apps and a step-by-step guide to making your first, fast-edited movie. Once you learn the basic techniques, you’ll be on your way to creating videos for YouTube.

Step one: start shooting video on your iPhone

Every time Apple updates the iPhone, it steps up the quality and features of its camera. The most recent models shoot in 4K resolution up to 60 fps with HDR. They include special features like slow motion, time-lapse and video stabilization. Additionally, Apple added a new Cinematic mode for iPhone 13 models. This all means new iPhones can give your great quality videos. 

Before you start editing, you’re going to need some clips to start editing. So, get out there and capture some video.

Your first editing tool is found right in the Photos app. If you haven’t discovered it already, when you select a video in the app, there’s an Edit tab at the top of the clip. This opens a number of functions, including the ability to trim the start and endpoints of the clip, adjust the exposure, contrast and color and crop the size of the video.

Pick an app for video editing

If you want to string together several clips or add graphics to the video, you will want a more specific editing app. There are many to choose from in the App Store. They range from the simple to the complex. Some have features that rival even desktop editing programs for features.

Here are a few of our favorites:

Apple iMovie: This is Apple’s native, free video editing app that works great on iPhone and can for sure help edit great YouTube videos. It comes with some basic tools, and it is geared to the novice. You can easily edit together a few videos and still images with transitions, add a title and set it all to royalty-free music in minutes. Recently, Apple added a couple of features, “Magic Movie” and “Storyboard,” to make it even easier to make edits.

Adobe Premiere Rush: Adobe Premiere Pro is a standard for professional video editing on desktop, and Premiere Rush is essentially its little sibling. Adobe designed the app’s controls specifically for smartphones, and there are several great tools for stunning graphics. And — because it’s from Adobe — you can link it to all of your other tools on Adobe Creative Cloud. The big drawback: You have to pay a monthly subscription fee for many functions, including exporting your video.

Luma Touch LumaFusion: This App Store editor’s choice video editing app bills itself as the go-to app for pro video editing and effects. For $20, this app does it all. It features frame-accurate editing, great transitions and native graphics. It will quickly transform clips from different formats into various output possibilities like square or 16:9 vertical. There are a lot of royalty-free music and videos to choose from. You can even export to Final Cut Pro for further desktop editing.

Making the cut in iMovie

Once you have some video, it’s time to edit. For this example, we will use the iMovie app. After you download iMovie from the App Store, open the app. Make sure to give the app permission to access your photos. When you first open the app, you will see “Start New Project.” Under that, choose “Magic Movie,” and you’re ready to start. Follow these steps:

  1. Tap the “Videos” folder
  2. Select the videos you want to go into the movie. You don’t worry about the order,
  3. Tap “Create Magic Movie” at the bottom. After a moment, you’ll see your movie at the top. You can press play to view it.
  4. If you need to reorder the clips, press and hold the tab with the video until it shrinks. Then drag the clip to where you want it to be.
  5. To delete a video, tap the Select button at the bottom of the screen. Tap the circle at the left of the video and choose Delete at the bottom.
  6. If you don’t like the cut of music or don’t want music, tap the film icon at the top. Choose the Music icon at the bottom. From here, you can select a different cut or none. When you’re done, press cancel.
  7. When the video is the way you want it, press the share icon at the top right and save your video. You will find the video in your iPhone’s Photos app.

Share your work with the rest of the world

It’s that simple to edit YouTube video on your iPhone. When you get more proficient, you can graduate to more feature-rich tools. Who knows, with a little editing skill, you may just go viral and be on your way to building a career as an online content creator.

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