In a reply titled “New Features and Updates for Shorts Viewers & Creators”, the community manager said the watermark would appear automatically to Shorts. Watermark is a sign that is usually used to mark where a content comes from or to avoid copyright infringement practices. This feature has been used for a long time on TikTok videos that are downloaded or shared on other platforms, including Instagram Stories.
YouTube says the presence of a watermark on shorts videos that are downloaded or shared on other platforms aims to show viewers that the content can be found on YouTube Shorts.
“We’ve added a watermark to the Shorts you download so your viewers can see that the content you share across platforms can be found on YouTube Shorts,” wrote the YouTube Team.
For information, shorts video creators can download via YouTube Studio on PC. Sign in with the YouTube account, where the Shorts are posted, then click on the Content tab on the left side.
The page will display a list of videos (regular and Shorts) that have been uploaded, then select the video Shorts you want to download and click the Download option on the three-dot menu. Keep in mind that creators can only download their own videos.
Watermark in Shorts will launch on desktop in the next few weeks, according to a Digital Trends report (19/8), while for mobile devices it is slated for release in the coming months.