YouTube is launching a model of Shorts that’s just for members, permitting creators to share short-form movies completely with their paying viewers. The brand new characteristic provides paying subscribers entry to further content material, on high of their present membership perks, which embody issues like customized emojis, badges, livestreams and extra.

Members-only Shorts on YouTube might entice viewers to join a paid membership. YouTube says creators can use the brand new choice to share a particular announcement, product drop or limited-time deal. Creators can use Members-only Shorts for Q&As, behind-the-scenes appears or clips of upcoming content material.

The launch comes as TikTok just lately opened up its subscription providing to extra creators. Earlier this month, TikTok introduced that its LIVE Subscription monetization device is being renamed to “Subscription” and is quickly increasing to non-LIVE creators. The growth means common creators will be capable of publish unique movies that solely paying subscribers can view.

After importing a Brief, creators can select to make it out there solely to their subscribers by deciding on the brand new “members solely” choice underneath the “visibility” part. Creators may also select to set an current Brief as Members-only. Plus, creators have the choice to schedule their Brief to go from Members-only to Public to be able to give their subscribers early entry to content material earlier than it turns into out there to everybody else.

The Google-owned firm encourages creators to maintain these Shorts informal and extra natural than their public content material, prone to make subscribers really feel like they’ve a extra intimate look into the creator’s life and actions.

Members will see the unique short-form movies within the Shorts tab, Subscriptions feed and on a creator’s channel. The unique content material will probably be displayed with a star icon, indicating that it’s solely out there to paying subscribers.

YouTube introduced on Thursday that Shorts averages over 70 billion day by day views and over 25% of channels in YouTube’s Associate Program monetize their movies by revenue-sharing on Shorts.