YouTube Shorts safe zones

Optimize your YouTube Shorts with Flixier’s safe zone overlay
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Edit your videos like a pro with Flixier’s YouTube safe zone overlay

Optimize your YouTube videos with our powerful online video editor. Whether you’re new to YouTube or a seasoned professional, our YouTube Shorts safe zone overlay will ensure that your videos are the right dimensions and look great on any screen. On top of that, our browser-based editor is packed with AI-powered features that will make editing your videos a breeze. With Flixier, you generate subtitles and text-to-speech voice overs automatically with just a few clicks and render and publish videos in just a couple of minutes, so you can focus more on coming up with great content ideas. Just click on Get Started to open Flixier and see for yourself! 

YouTube Shorts safe zones

Safe zone overlay for YouTube Shorts

Use Flixier’s safe zone overlay to ensure that your YouTube Shorts video fits within the recommended video dimensions and that your content doesn’t get cropped, stretched out, or  covered by the Like, Subscribe or Comment buttons. Doing this will make your videos easier to watch as well as give them a more professional, polished look.

Use AI to generate captions and subtitles

Generate subtitles for your YouTube Shorts in just a few clicks using Flixier’s, customize the way they look and even translate them into different languages automatically, all in your browser. This will help you reach more viewers by making your videos more accessible and make your clips more engaging to viewers who might have their volume turned down. 

Save time with an easy-to-use video editor 

Our video editor was designed to be as intuitive for beginners as possible. You can toggle the YouTube shorts safe zones on and off with the click of a button. Most of the editing work can be done easily via dragging and dropping, so you’ll be able to focus on creating content rather than watching video editing tutorials online.

Quickly toggle between different safe zones 

YouTube Shorts is not the only platform that Flixier offers safe zone support for. You can quickly toggle between TikTok, Instagram Reels and YouTube Shorts safe zones or display them all at the same time to make it easier to design content for all the platforms. If your video is in landscape format, Flixier will give you the option to overlay regular YouTube subtitle safe zones for desktop videos.

How do you toggle on YouTube Shorts safe zones in the Flixier online video editor?

How do you toggle on YouTube Shorts safe zones in the Flixier online video editor?
Open Flixier

Start by logging into your Flixier account and creating a new project. If you don’t have an account, you can just click on Get Started to open the app in your web browser. Then, click on the empty space next to the video canvas and select a vertical aspect ratio (like 9:16 aka 1080 x 1920) from the menu on the right side of the screen.

Toggle the YouTube Shorts safe zone on

Go to the Show Video Safe Zones option and click the little YouTube icon to toggle the YouTube shorts safe zones on. If you want to, you can also click the All button to display safe zones for other vertical video platforms like TikTok or Instagram Reels. Afterwards, you can bring videos over from your computer (or click the Import button to add them from online sources) and start putting your video together.

Save and publish your YouTube short

When you’re done creating your video, click on the Export button in the top right corner of the screen. Select Video from the dropdown list and then click on Export and Download. Your video will be processed and saved to your computer in a few minutes. If you have a Flixier account, you can also publish your video straight to your YouTube channel without having to download it first.

Why use Flixier’s YouTube Shorts safe zone overlay and video editor?

Keep your videos consistent 

Having a YouTube Shorts safe zone guideline in your editor will help you frame your videos better every time and help you maintain the same consistent, polished feel across all the clips on your channel.

Avoid unnecessary downloads

You can use Flixier without downloading anything to your computer. Our tool runs entirely in your web browser and doesn’t need to be installed on your device. On top of that, you can also publish your Shorts to your channel straight from the app so you don’t need to save them to your computer first.

Create AI-powered text-to-speech voice overs

You don’t need to spend time recording in order to get a good voice over! With Flixier, you can paste in your script and generate a natural sounding voice over thanks to our neural powered text-to-speech engine. You can even choose between multiple languages and regional dialects!

Repurpose your content easily

Turn your best performing YouTube videos into engaging Shorts in just a couple of clicks! Our online video editor makes it easy to cut, trim and resize your long-form YouTube content into Shorts. This is thanks to our powerful timeline feature and our YouTube Shorts safe zones overlay that makes it easy to convert your video to a vertical format.


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Frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team
If you have any further questions, Get in touch with our friendly team

What is the YouTube Shorts video safe zone?

What is the YouTube Shorts video safe zone?

The YouTube Shorts video safe zone is the area of your video that will not get covered up by interface elements such as the like button, the comments section or the title and description of your video. The safe area is pretty much the middle of the screen. To see the exact boundaries of the safe area, you should use an online video editor like Flixier, which provides an overlay to help you frame your video better while you edit.

What are the best dimensions for YouTube shorts?

What are the best dimensions for YouTube shorts?

The best dimensions for a YouTube shorts are 1080 x1920 pixels, meaning a vertical aspect ratio of 9:16.

What is YouTube Subtitles safe area?

What is YouTube Subtitles safe area?

The safe area for YouTube subtitles is the area where you can place subtitles without having to worry about them getting covered up by the player controls. To see exactly where the YouTube subtitles safe area is, use a video editor that comes with YouTube safe area overlays, like Flixier.

Are YouTube shorts safe zones similar to TikTok safe zones?

What is YouTube Subtitles safe area?

Yes, YouTube Short safe zones and TikTok safe zones are pretty similar. The only differences are the YouTube Shorts’ interface takes up less space in the upper middle area of the screen, but takes up more space on the right side of the video. 

What is YouTube Subtitles safe area?

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