YouTube Spotted Testing Dedicated Button for Shorts on Android, iOS: Report

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YouTube has been spotted testing a dedicated button for ‘Shorts’ on Android and iOS. YouTube’s latest feature that was launched in India in early beta last month, allows users to share short 15-second videos. The Create button for YouTube Shorts was available on the bottom bar of navigation for Android users and now, as per a report, there is a separate ‘Shorts’ button for Android as well as iOS users. YouTube Shorts is a TikTok rival, and is expected to expand to other countries soon.

A report by Beebom claims that the YouTube app on iOS now has a new Shorts button, next to your personalised topic suggestions. This is not a creation tool but will instead let you view YouTube Shorts directly. You can tap the ‘Shorts’ button, and a video will immediately start playing, said the report. You can also like and comment on the videos, and swipe up to browse between Shorts.

The dedicated Shorts button for YouTube is also starting to appear for select users on Android, as per the report. A Twitter user took to the micro-blogging site to share a screenshot of the same.

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