YouTube removes 'Stories' feature, shifting focus to Community posts and Shorts

by Samuel Pordengerg May 26, 2023 News
YouTube removes

The Stories feature is going away.

Slated to shutter on June 26, 2023, the company stated that the apps features, Community Posts andYouTube Shorts, have been great alternatives that have delivered valuable audience connections.

Initially, stories were only available to users with over 10,000 subscribers, but they were eventually made available to everyone.

YouTube Stories disappeared after a set amount of time, so creators could use them to post updates or behind- the-scenes content to promote their channel.

The feature was discontinued due to the fact that it was not as successful as the other apps. Due to the limited access to Stories, personal sharing could not take off like it did on other platforms.

YouTube TV increases its subscription prices.

The Community posts feature allows creators to promote and share their content. The creators who use both posts and stories drive more comments and likes compared to the ones who don't

To further the growth of Community posts, YouTube has expanded access to posts to millions of creators and has brought some of the popular aspects of Stories into Community posts such as rich editing tools.

New engagement features can be used to strengthen connections with their audience.

With new features for both Shorts and Community posts to be announced throughout the year, we are committed to investing in new and innovative tools. Community posts, shorts, live streams, and long-form content will be what you create with all of these formats.

Susan Wojcicki steps down after 9 years as CEO of the video sharing site.