Interesting: The study shows how people experience contents in a multiformat way: key to this dimensionalized fandom [on Creators] is the growth of formats beyond long-form, most notably short-form but also livestreams and podcasts. Creators have embraced storytelling across these offerings, which lets audiences personalize their consumption even further: 87% of people have watched at least 4 of the content formats that YouTube offers over the past 12 months - including long- and short-format video, podcast, Stories, …
YouTube has identified four major subtopics of note for upcoming trends brands and creators can jump on.
Widespread online personalization – New creative tools and formats have increased viewer expectations around experiences that are more customized to their interests.
Mainstream casual creativity – Along the same line, viewers are also adopting different levels of engagement, and creators should be working to invite variable fan experiences.
Content experiences built for viewers – Creators should also be looking to diversify their outputs to meet different audience demands, like podcasts, Shorts, live, etc.
AI-enabled creative possibility – New creative tools enable new levels of audience participation, which also provide new opportunities for creators to spark trends.
You can download the whole report at Youtube.