YouTube is updating its site and app so that Shorts, Live Streams, and Regular Videos each have their own tab on a creator’s channel, rather than being lumped together in a single listing (via 9 to 5 Google). In a support post, the company says the change is based on user feedback and will “make it easier for viewers to discover the types of content they’re most interested in when exploring a creator’s channel page.”
Before the update, if you went to a channel, you’d see a single tab labeled “videos,” which showed you a list of all the user’s uploads, including shorts, live streams, and full-length videos . While there is a filter that lets you change the format the list displays, it resets every time you leave the page, so when you come back everything will be shuffled again.
The change, which gives each type of content its own tab, rolled out Thursday and should make way for more users “in the coming weeks.”
The downside of this approach is that it can make things a bit difficult for completists who want to watch everything a channel puts out and enjoy having it all on one screen. For me personally, though, it’s a blessing – a lot of the creators I follow will create clips of their regular content and upload it as shorts, and it’s always been a bit of a pain to go through the videos tab, go through through a few thumbnails and then remember I have to go back to the top to turn the filter on. It will also help users who just want to watch shorts, who don’t want to filter regular videos.
For YouTube and creators, this is good news: the company recently announced that, starting next year, creators in its Partner Program will receive a cut of the revenue generated by ads that appear before shorts . This could give the platform a leg up on TikTok, which currently pays creators through a creator fund and allows them to make some of their money through tips.
Source : www.theverge.com