Remember, in 2018 YouTube decided to launch a “revolutionary” function: Stories. The video platform strikes a blow with this idea by integrating this format that is already available on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, WhatsApp and even LinkedIn. Well, you will understand, Google jumped on the bandwagon made a futile attempt to present this temporary content that was very popular at the time.
However, copying what works from others does not guarantee success. YouTube Stories (which was also reserved for creators with over 1,000 subscribers) rightfully never really took off. And finding a story on YouTube in 2023 will take a lot of patience.
Already in a state of advanced brain death, Google has decided to deal the final blow to YouTube Stories. Indeed, the Mountain View firm announced in an official blog post end of this featureAfter 5 years of good and faithful service.
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Google announces the retirement of YouTube Stories
“There are many ways to create content on YouTube today, from community posts and short videos to long content and live streaming. Stories disappear to prioritize these core features,” The web giant writes.
If you’re one of ten people still using YouTube Stories, know They will retire on June 26, 2023. Please note that Stories is already online on this date. will expire 7 days after first published. Either way, it’s no surprise that Google is trashing YouTube Stories.
For similar reasons (the lack of popularity of the functionality and the desire to promote other tools), Twitter and LinkedIn recently discontinued their own versions of Stories.
As a reminder, YouTube is preparing to subvert the symbolic design of its site. Many users have shared the first images of this new interface on Twitter, with the title, description and various buttons now affixed to the right of the video.