YouTube launches 'Reels', a Stories-like feature

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YouTube doesn't provide a time frame for when it expects to introduce Reels to all of its creators.

Unlike Instagram and Snapchat Stories, Reels on YouTube do not automatically disappear in 24 hours after publication.

Google-owned YouTube is getting in on the Stories game that was started by Snapchat and adopted by Facebook, Instagram, and more. The YouTube Community expansion comes a few days after YouTube Chief Product Officer Neal Mohan confirmed that the feature was set to hit more YouTube content creators soon.

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Reels is YouTube's spin on Stories. Creators can link to their other YouTube videos and enhance their work with stickers. YouTube is also integrating features already available on Community for Reels.

Unlike stories found on other apps, these Reels don't expire, so your fans will be able to access them whenever they'd like. Creators will be able to make short videos with duration extending up to 30 seconds. But we will update you when we will get more information about this. Well, it appears that more creators other than those invited by YouTube a year ago will now be able to interact with their subscribers through GIFs, photos, polls, and texts, in addition to just videos. It will permanently live in a tab separate from a creator's main list of videos.Furthermore, users can have several Reels with no expiry date.

According to TechCrunch, Reels will be given their own tab in the YouTube mobile app. As to the notifications about new Community posts, Livne said that YouTube made sure these won't be annoying to fans by letting them receive notifications for groups of Community posts instead of individual posts. According to YouTube people wants to share stuff on the YouTube without the hassle of following the traditional ways of making a YouTube video. These accounts will now have the ability to post text, images, polls, GIFs, and host livestreams for their fans.

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