YouTube provides key insights into its Shorts platform, addresses creators

  • The Shorts algorithm differs significantly from the long-form YouTube version, focusing on diversity and users’ active engagement.
  • Shorts, unlike TikTok, define views as when users show intent to watch, but doesn’t disclose its viewing threshold as it changes periodically.
  • YouTube advises creators on Shorts to prioritize quality over quantity and warns against constantly deleting and reposting videos; plans to introduce features linking Shorts to long-form videos are underway.
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