Say goodbye to YouTube Story: they will no longer be available starting next month.
A few years before there including the shorts inside the platform, Youtube he had already experimented with short-lived content. She did it copying to platforms like Instagram or Snapchat by adopting its own format of Storieswhich allowed users of the video platform par excellence create and upload short videos that expired after a while. Now, that format is about to disappear.
The company itself has revealed it like this through the YouTube official support pagewhere it is stated that the YouTube Stories function will no longer be available from next June. From that moment on, they will focus on continuing to promote Shorts and live content.
Goodbye to YouTube Stories
The reception of the Stories on YouTube was not exactly good, especially after the arrival of the Shorts and the change of focus of the platform itself in favor of this type of content. It should not be surprising, therefore, that the company has decided to stop supporting this functionality.
From the next day June 26, 2023, it will no longer be possible to access the Stories section within the platform, nor to create new ones. Likewise, those that have already been published, will expire after seven days from the moment they were first shared.
of course youtube recommends creators switch to using the Shorts when it comes to sharing brief and direct content, with which to reach a larger audience within the platform. They also suggest that community posts They’re a good option for sharing updates with a channel’s followers, starting conversations, or promoting content.
Although they never came to stand out too much within the platform, Google tried to give stories a certain prominence in their day, and they even came to appear in the feed news from Google Discover on millions of Android phones around the world. But, like many others, this feature will also become part of Google’s graveyard of missing products.