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To compete with Tik Tok .. “YouTube” launches a new application in the Middle East

YouTube revealed today the launch of the beta version of the “YouTube Shorts” feature in a number of Arab countries, a new experience that allows users to shoot short and attractive videos using their mobile phones, to compete with the “Tik Tok” application. YouTube first announced this platform in September 2020, and since that time, it has expanded its reach to 26 countries. Today, it will be available in more than 100 countries where the YouTube platform is available, including countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The new application will now enable users around the world for the first time to obtain short video creation tools, which include a multi-part camera to link several video clips together, in addition to features such as recording with soundtrack and speed control display, and more. “We want everyone to have a smooth and fun experience when creating short videos with YouTube Shorts,” said Todd Sherman, Global Product Lead for YouTube Shorts. “As we continue to build that experience alongside creators and artists, we’ll make sure to add more features that will benefit the users”.

Tarek Amin, Director of YouTube in the Middle East and North Africa, said: “Arabic-speaking creators on YouTube have succeeded in delivering record-breaking videos and live broadcasts, raising millions to support humanitarian causes as well as building strong communities that follow their content. YouTube Short Videos would give them another great tool to continue telling their stories and expressing their creativity in a unique way.”

It should be noted that the number of views of YouTube short videos per day has exceeded 6.5 billion views worldwide so far. This comes as YouTube has paid content creators over the past three years more than $30 billion. YouTube did not specify a date for the launch of the official version of the application globally.