If you don’t know how to share a specific part of a YouTube video as a clip, we are going to help you out. A few days ago, YouTube announced a new way to share video clips with others: YouTube Clips. It’s a new way to share a video part without the need to download it and in a more precise way than with the sharing parameters that have already existed for years.
Unlike links to a specific moment, YouTube Clips are snippets of a video that loop and stay in your library. Once you create a clip, you can share it with other people.
How to share a specific part of a YouTube video as a clip?
Next time you see a YouTube video with a 40-hour compilation of the funniest kitten videos and you need to show your cousin one of his videos, forget about sending him the whole video: instead, you can use YouTube clips to generate a video clip, which is easier to share.
YouTube Clips work in a similar way to links to specific moments in a video but, unlike these, they remain stored by themselves on YouTube with their own address. YouTube Clips is a new format that you can use.
The “bad” news is that support for creating clips from a video seems limited to some videos at the moment, so you’ll only get the icon on videos from creators who have it enabled. To start creating a clip, tap on Clip, a new button that appears in the button bar on videos that have it enabled.
Next, it’s time to set up your clip, including a mandatory title. This title is signed by your account when you share the clip and is sort of the equivalent of retweeting with a quote on Twitter.
The second thing you need to choose is the point that you want to clip to start to. On Android you can’t type the exact second (on the web you can), so you’ll have to use the sliders to select the snippet. By default, 15 seconds are selected, but you can change the duration as you wish.
Then, it’s time to share your clip with other people, using any application that supports sending text, since what is sent is the web link for the clip you just created and not the video itself.