Watermarks are being added by YouTube to downloaded Shorts videos. This is done to deter creators from submitting Shorts as original work to other platforms. Currently, a lot of creators do it. They make a YouTube Short, which they then download and share on other websites like TikTok and Instagram Reels. As a result, they gain from a single work across various platforms. Shorts can be given watermarks to alert users that the content was originally generated for YouTube and is only available there. This should cut down on cross-platform posting, the business hopes.

According to a YouTube Community Manager recently posted on an official help thread, we’ve added a watermark to the Shorts you download so your viewers can know that the content you’re sharing across platforms can be found on YouTube Shorts. Over the next few weeks, this watermarking feature will gradually be added to YouTube’s desktop edition. In the next months, it will be available for mobile apps.

YouTube Shorts begins to add watermarks as well. Recently, short-form videos have taken over social media. Since TikTok gained popularity, there are now a lot of other applications with comparable functionality, including some well-known ones like YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. These businesses all compete for creators and viewers, and none of them wants anything produced on their platforms to be put on a competitor’s site without proper attribution. One approach to be acknowledged as the source is to watermark videos.

Advertisement On downloaded videos, TikTok has long added a watermark with its logo and the username of the author. Perhaps no other software achieves this as well as the Chinese one does. Anyone may find the video on TikTok more easily if they know the username. Additionally, it is more difficult to clip out the watermark because it moves about the video. Therefore, everywhere you post the TikTok video, a watermark will appear.

Instagram, on the other hand, has taken a slightly different approach to deter cross-platform uploading of brief videos. Although the Meta platform currently permits users to download draft Reels without watermarks, uploading TikToks as Reels is strictly prohibited. According to the corporation, Reels with watermarks from other platforms won’t be promoted. The platform’s original content will be given prominence. This will undoubtedly decrease Instagram TikTok and, soon, Shorts posting.

Given everything, it makes sense that YouTube is putting watermarks on its short videos. However, you still have a few months to download videos without a YouTube watermark if you typically use Shorts on your phone.

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