For some reason I gave Shorts access to my location; I'm not quite sure why, but that big blue button was so perfectly placed and attention grabbing. Psychology, right?
In this discover feed I see a bunch of randoms; I understand that for people with no friends, Shorts wants something to show to keep them engaged. But it is super weird to be browsing random people's photos in this way - the best way to solve for this is to provide even just the smallest bit of context for why I'm seeing these people. "2 miles away" or "Recommended" or...anything, really...would help me feel safe and in control of my content. Instead, I'm suddenly concerned about if these people are seeing my photos.
One detail you'll notice deeper in the video: a longer swipe changes your message from 'like' to 'love' with a playful pop.