Edgar Cervantes / Android Authority
- YouTube is killing Stories on June 26.
- Stories that are already live on this date will expire seven days after their initial sharing.
- YouTube now wants creators to focus on community posts and short films.
Google is ending YouTube Stories, a feature it borrowed from platforms like Snapchat in 2017. According to a support post from the company, the feature will be shutting down on June 26, 2023. YouTube is now encouraging creators to use community posts. and Shorts instead of YouTube Stories.
“As of 6/26/2023, the option to create a new YouTube story will no longer be available. Stories that are already live on this date will expire seven days after they were initially shared,” the platform announced.
YouTube Stories was a feature limited to mobile devices. The videos were not intended for long-tail content and were automatically deleted after a period of seven days.
In early May, YouTube extended access to community posts to all creators. You no longer need more than 500 subscribers to enable the Community tab on your channels. Many features of YouTube Stories are available for community posts, such as editing tools and the ability to expire posts within 24 hours.
“With new features for Short Messages and Community to be announced throughout the year, we are committed to investing in new and innovative tools to help you grow your audience on YouTube,” the YouTube team noted in his message.