Creators on YouTube will now be able to add voiceovers to their Shorts clips, confirms YouTube. The tool will provide an opportunity to add more expression to content posted as Shorts. Voiceovers could be used to read out instructions, provide context or explanations about videos, or even verbalize reactions and funny comments.
The new voiceover button will be accessible within Shorts in the bottom right of the camera screen. To add the audio, you need to move the vertical white line on the video filmstrip to the spot where you want to start your voiceover. Next, by tapping the record button, you can start recording and tap it again to stop recording. Another alternative is pressing down the record button while recording and letting it go to stop recording. The audios can also be deleted and restarted. Moreover, you can adjust audio levels across music tracks, the video’s original audio, and your voiceover.
Other popular platforms like TikTok and Instagram already offer this functionality within their short-form video features, so it is no surprise that YouTube has released its version of the tool as well. The good news is that Shorts has been gaining rising popularity on YouTube, with 75% of the platform’s audience now engaging with the feature. This gives creators and brands a reason to utilize Shorts for content creation, while the addition of new tools contributes to better experience.
Additionally, YouTube is also improving Shorts discovery on its platform, which makes the feature a valuable and efficient medium to maximize content reach. The latest monetization option is another factor of encouragement for users to turn to Shorts.