YouTube’s short form video feature Shorts is continuing to get more popular with time, which has led the platform to update it with new creative options. This includes an updated version of the green screen option and an expanded roll out of the new, simplified iteration option.
The green screen functionality was first rolled out last October and provided users with the ability to use content from their camera roll as their background image for Shorts clips. Now, YouTube is expanding the option by providing users with the ability to use any existing eligible YouTube video or Short as the background.
The green screen option can be accessed from the menu of options under the video you want to use. You can create up to 60 seconds long videos using this tool.
Creators can use the functionality to make reaction videos or meme-related videos, while brands can make use of it to create industry-relevant clips and showcase their product updates.
Next, the Shorts iteration option, which is also already available since its first roll out last month, is being released to more users now, particularly users of iOS. This tool allows taking a 1-5 second segment from any eligible YouTube video or Short, to add into your own Shorts content. YouTube says that the functionality would be available to Android users soon, as well.