YouTube has announced that as of June 26 the option to create stories will no longer be available on the platform and that those that are published that same day will expire seven days after have been shared for the first time.
Stories are short videos that have a life of one week and can only be created on mobile devices. With them, content creators can connect with their audiences informally, wherever they are
Until now, this format it was in beta and available to channels with more than 10,000 subscribers, although once a channel reaches this audience, the functionality can take up to seven days to appear.
YouTube does not allow you to create these stories if the channel’s content has been marked as created for children or if you are using this audiovisual content application through a supervised account.
The company has now announced that the option to create stories will no longer be available from June 26th of this year and that those that are published that same day will have their habitual stay, seven days, so that after that week they will disappear.
YouTube has said that even if the format is going to die out, it believes that other alternatives it offers, such as YouTube Shorts and Community posts, “are great alternatives that can provide valuable connections and conversations with the audience.”
Finally, it has expressed in a statement its commitment to “invest in new and innovative tools” to help content creators increase their audience on YouTube.