How to Repurpose Long-Form Content into a YouTube Short in 2 Minutes

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Carla Marshall
April 21, 2023
How to Repurpose Long Form Content into YouTube Shorts

As a content creator, you already know the importance of creating engaging and informative long-form video content. But have you considered repurposing your long-form videos into YouTube Shorts? If not, now is the perfect time to start! 

With access to the YouTube Shorts feature, creators have a unique opportunity to reach a wider audience and increase engagement with their content. 

In this article, we’ll explore some tips and tricks for repurposing long-form video content into YouTube Shorts easily.

#1 Easily Identify the Best Parts of Your Long-form Video Content to Create a Stellar YouTube Short

The first step to creating YouTube Shorts from your long-form video content is to identify the most engaging and informative parts of your video. These could be funny moments, insightful quotes, or visually stunning footage. Once you’ve identified these moments, you can use them to create short, impactful videos that capture your audience’s attention. 

If your long-form video is fairly lengthy, it can take time to analyze which 15 seconds are the most engaging and likely to turn your Short into a great success for you and your channel. We have the perfect solution for use!

Using TubeBuddy’s new Suggested Shorts tool, pinpoints exactly where your viewers have responded most positively with your most successful long-form videos, complete with timecodes.

Using this quick and easy data makes it unbelievably easy to cut a video to share as a Short. This repurposed content can now be monetized and help drive extra views back to your channel. Suggested Shorts also gives a prediction for what kind of engagement you can expect to see when you create this type of content with our feature. Here’s a quick overview of how it all works:

YouTube Shorts are all about capturing your audience’s attention quickly, and repurposing your longer videos into Shorts is a great way to reach a wider audience and increase engagement with your content.

Excited about the possibilities? Read more info on how to create a viral YouTube Short from start to finish and 10 YouTube Shorts Niches that get MILLIONS of views fast!