YouTube is testing a permanent shortcut button for its short-video feature ‘Shorts’ in the explore tab. As of now, it is available to a small group of users in India on the home screen of the YouTube app. This is valid for both Android and iOS versions of the app.
The platform seeks to establish the option for all, especially in the Indian market. The TikTok ban left a massive gap in the social market, which led the Indian users to actively show interest in the available short-video applications.
As mentioned by YouTube, “We’ll be adding a Shorts icon to the top or bottom row of the mobile app that makes it easier for you to tap and watch Shorts on YouTube.”