YouTube Shorts eyes TikTok competition with 3.5 bn daily views in India

New York (AFP) – YouTube Shorts — the video-sharing website’s quick clips meant to compete with TikTok — are racking up 3.5 billion views a day during beta testing in India, the platform’s head said Tuesday. Susan Wojcikci explained the feature in a note laying out her 2021 priorities.  “So far, videos in our new Shorts player – which helps people around the world watch short videos on YouTube – are receiving an impressive 3.5 billion daily views!” she said. “We’re looking forward to expanding Shorts to more markets this year.” YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, unveiled Shorts in mid-Septembe…

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