How to schedule YouTube shorts (via push notifications)
YouTube Shorts have been around for quite some time and even supported within Publer. You can schedule and directly post YouTube Shorts through Publer as shown here.
However, in order to leverage all the Shorts's options found in YouTube (i.e adding a sound), we have developed a semi-automated solution that allows you to post Shorts with the help of push-notifications/reminders.
After you receive the notification that your Short is ready to be posted, you will be redirected to YouTube, where you can add a sound or make other changes. You will need to download the Publer Mobile app so you can share your Shorts to your YouTube account via push-notifications.
1. To post shorts to your YouTube accounts with push notifications, after you have installed the Publer Mobile App:
Go to Publer.
Select the YouTube account, and click on Shorts.
Select the option to Get a reminder.
Design your Short video to your liking and schedule it accordingly.
Note: You can also use VistaCreate within Publer to create and edit videos.
This means you will have finalized the first part of the scheduling process with the semi-automated system. Once the time comes, you will receive a push-notification/reminder from the Publer mobile app, letting you know that your post is ready.
In order for this step to work, you need to make sure that you have turned on all your notifications from Publer. Learn more about that here.
2. To finalize and publish the post:
Click on the notification sent by the Publer Mobile App, or the in-app notification.
This will lead you to the post, where you can see the Shorts preview.
Make sure you have installed the YouTube app in your mobile before hand and then, click on Open in YouTube.
You will be redirected to the YouTube app, where you will be able to create the post and make any last minute changes
To start creating the post, click on the plus button + at the bottom middle of the screen:
Add the media Publer has downloaded to your phone's gallery.
Add elements such as sound, text, filters, etc. on the post and tap on Next.
Paste the caption Publer has copied in your clipboard.
Make any last changes, and tap on Upload Short.
Keep in mind:
You can't use specific post options, such as adding a Location, Auto-Delete or Auto-Share, due to API limitations.
Updated on: 24/11/2023