YouTube Stories to Discontinue as Platform Shifts Focus to Shorts

YouTube has announced the discontinuation of its Stories feature on June 26, 2023, as the platform shifts its attention towards other key areas such as Shorts

YouTube has announced the discontinuation of its Stories feature on June 26, 2023, as the platform shifts its attention towards other key areas such as Shorts, Community posts, live videos, and long-form content. The decision comes as Stories have lost popularity in comparison to the rise of TikTok and the adoption of short-form vertical video formats by various services.

YouTube Stories’ shutdown will be communicated to creators through multiple channels, including forum posts, in-app messages, reminders in YouTube Studio, and more. While Stories were initially introduced in 2018 for creators with over 10,000 subscribers, the feature did not expand to the wider YouTube community for casual and personal sharing. It was suggested that creators could utilize Stories for engaging with their audience through behind-the-scenes updates, vlogs, sneak peeks, and quick updates.

Similar to Stories on Instagram and Snapchat, YouTube Stories would disappear after seven days, with no option to save them as profile highlights. However, the adoption of the feature remained limited, especially with the success of other engagement tools like Community posts, which drove significantly more comments and likes compared to Stories. YouTube recently expanded access to Community posts beyond the previous requirement of 500 subscribers.

Creators have also shifted their focus to YouTube Shorts, a format that has proven more successful than Stories. On average, creators who used both Shorts and Stories saw a much higher number of subscribers on Shorts, prompting YouTube to prioritize the development and growth of Shorts.

The discontinuation of Stories will be communicated to creators through notifications in YouTube Studio, Help Center content, and an upcoming Creator Insider video. While new YouTube Stories cannot be created after June 26, existing Stories will remain active for seven days from the time of sharing. YouTube emphasizes its commitment to supporting creators and helping them connect with their audiences across various formats.

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