The idea of short-form video platforms is relatively new. YouTube Shorts was fully released in July of 2021, Instagram Reels was launched in August of 2020 and TikTok launched in August of 2018. Each of these platforms have their perks and downsides. Choosing which platform to publish content on can be dependent on the type of content you produce and what your target audience is. Here are some perks and drawbacks of each platform mentioned above.