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YouTube Create Expands to Over 20 Countries, Including South Africa

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Lethabo Ntsoane

YouTube Create, the standalone mobile app designed to empower creators with easy-to-use video editing tools, is extending its reach to more countries, including South Africa. The app, initially launched in beta testing last fall, was only available in select markets, but it’s now rolling out to over a dozen additional countries, bringing the total to 21.

Expanded Availability

Create, which aims to cater to the needs of video creators by providing a suite of free editing tools, was initially introduced in the U.S. and a few other select markets. However, today marks its expansion into a broader set of countries, including Brazil, Spain, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and more. South Africa joins this list, allowing local creators to leverage the app’s features for producing engaging content.

Here’s a list of the countries where YouTube Create is now available:

United StatesGermanyFranceUnited Kingdom
IndiaIndonesiaSouth KoreaSingapore
Hong KongArgentinaFinlandIreland
NetherlandsNew ZealandTaiwanThailand

Features for Creators

The core idea behind Create is to provide creators with tools that simplify the video production process. The app offers a range of features including:

  1. Easy Editing: Users can upload clips, split and trim videos, and apply various effects to enhance their content.
  2. Royalty-Free Music: Access to a library of copyright-safe music, with the option to sync the beats of the songs to video clips, similar to popular platforms like TikTok.
  3. Audio Cleanup: Utilizes a denoising model to reduce background noise and improve the audio quality of recorded clips.
  4. Voiceover Tool: Includes automatic and editable captions, with customizable text stylization options.
  5. Direct Publishing: Finalized edits can be published directly to YouTube with a single tap, streamlining the content creation process.

Competition with TikTok

YouTube Create aims to compete with platforms like TikTok, which have gained popularity among non-technical creators. While TikTok offers built-in creative tools and a vast library of effects, Create provides a similar experience tailored specifically for YouTube creators.

Global Reach

By expanding into new markets, YouTube hopes to capture more of the market share of creators who prefer standalone editing tools. The availability of Create in diverse countries underscores YouTube’s commitment to supporting creators globally and providing them with the resources they need to produce high-quality content.


With its expansion into over 20 countries, including South Africa, YouTube Create is set to empower creators worldwide with powerful yet user-friendly editing tools. This move signifies YouTube’s dedication to fostering a vibrant creator community and offering them the tools they need to thrive in the digital landscape. Aspiring South African creators now have access to a suite of features to unleash their creativity and engage audiences on YouTube like never before.


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Lethabo Ntsoane

Lethabo Ntsoane holds a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from the University of South Africa. He is a Financial Product commentator at Rateweb. He is an expect financial product analyst with years of experience in reviewing products and offering commentary. Lethabo majors in financial news, reviews and financial tips. He can be contacted: Email: Twitter: @NtsoaneLethabo