YouTube don’t want you to share again Short on TikTok; if you’re you, then YouTube wants people to know that it’s them. In a new post on the community help center, a YouTube team member said the company will soon begin adding watermarks to downloaded Shorts.
Many creators often crosspost content across different apps. You may have seen some Shorts and Reels has a “TikTok” watermark with the person’s handle. This way, TikTok let everyone know that the first person uploaded the video to their platform, and YouTube wants it too.
Why YouTube doesn’t want your Shorts to appear on TikTok
“We have added a watermark to Shorts that you download so viewers can see that the content you are sharing across platforms can be found Shorts on YouTube“Read the post.
Google wants credit if you download a video that you first uploaded as a YouTube Short Video. So whenever you download Shorts from Creator Studio, it will have watermark.
Watermarks for shorts will first start appearing on desktop in the next few weeks. YouTube says it will soon be expanding to mobile in the next few months.
Having watermarks on videos that are trending on some other platform will definitely help YouTube promote Shorts without increasing marketing budget. However, in a way, YouTube discourages creators from re-sharing content on TikTok, Reels, and other platforms.
Even Instagram not very happy with people cross-posting Stories to other platforms except Facebook. According to multiple reports, Edited Stories on iPhone do not include audio. To get footage with sound, creators need to first post the video to Stories and then download the video.