YouTube is expanding its Shorts Fund to 70 additional countries.
Beginning this month, creators in countries including Pakistan, Ireland, and Peru will be eligible to receive monthly bonuses — ranging from $100 to $10,000 — for creating Shorts. You can check out the full list of eligible countries and regions right here.
While Shorts monetization is still evolving, YouTube announced the $100 million Fund in May in the U.S. and India. The Fund rewards creators — whether or not they are members of YouTube’s Partner Program — for Shorts that drive the most engagement and views, much in the same vein as TikTok’s Creator Fund or Snapchat’s Spotlight monetization paradigm.
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YouTube also announced in its latest Creator Insider video a new Shorts feature that will notify creators when 15-second clips from their videos are repurposed for other creators’ Shorts. A maximum of one notification per day and three notifications per week will be deployed, YouTube said. At the same time, a new card in YouTube Analytics will show users how many Shorts have been created repurposing audio from a single video, as well as how many views those Shorts have received.
Finally, on mobile, YouTube is launching a new tab on creators’ channel pages where they can display all of their shorts in grid view.
You can check out all of the announcements right here: