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YouTube takes a stab at popular 'stories' format with Reels

YouTube takes a stab at popular 'stories' format with Reels

The feature is now being rolled out to creators who have over 10,000 YouTube subscribers, so you're probably going to need to have a pretty healthy community of subscribers if you even want to have the option. Reels are now being tested among a small group of the company's creators and the video-streaming platform has not yet revealed when this new feature will be rolled out to the public. The feature resembles the short-form video format pioneered by Snapchat Stories, which has since been adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook and Facebook's Messenger app, according to TechCrunch.

Last year, YouTube launched a "Community" feature that allows creators to post text, images, GIFs, and other interactive content directly to the video network. "YouTube is the latest to hop on the 'stories" bandwagon but the new feature is a variation of current stories format and has lately unveiled a new feature for creators, dubbed as 'reels'.

Reels is YouTube's spin on Stories.

A Google spokesperson said Reels will live in yet another tab on a given channel page.

There's also another major difference: Videos inside Reels won't disappear after 24 hours, as stories normally do, and won't need to be under a centralised feed either. From the video, we can see that you can create Reels of different categories, and add videos accordingly.

Reels can be up to 30 seconds long, and creators can add filters and music tracks to their work. Currently, Reels is being tested in a small group of the creators and the company hasn't revealed any date for its final roll out. People want to share content without having to curate, edit and publish a traditional YouTube video.

According to TechCrunch, Reels will be given their own tab in the YouTube mobile app. Fan can also now get notification of new posts. Users will also have the opportunity to evaluate the Reels, putting them huskies or dslan.


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