YouTube is rolling out its new short-form video service, YouTube Shorts, in Ireland.

The platform was launched in September 2020 and has 6.5bn daily views globally.

It was previously available in 26 countries but this latest expansion will see availability widened to over 100 states.

Aiming to rival TikTok, the service enables users to create short videos on their mobile phones that include multiple clips, music and other settings.

Audio can be sampled from videos across YouTube and from a large library of songs from more than 250 record labels and publishers, such as Universal Music Group's labels, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group.

New features will be also be included as part of the expansion, such as the ability to add text, captions, clips from your phone gallery and basic filters.

YouTube recently announced a $100m fund for Shorts content creators to be distributed over the course of this year and next.

The company says Shorts beta will be available to everybody here by Wednesday July 14.