YouTube to take down ‘Stories’ feature in June

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A picture taken in Toulouse shows the logo of Youtube social media displayed by a tablet and a smartphone October 5, 2021. — AFP
An image taken in Toulouse exhibits the brand of Youtube social media displayed by a pill and a smartphone October 5, 2021. — AFP

YouTube, a Google-owned video-streaming platform, introduced Thursday that it’ll shut down “YouTube Tales” on June 26.

The announcement was made by YouTube by a weblog publish, which stated: “Beginning June 26, 2023, the choice to create a brand new YouTube Story won’t be accessible. Tales which can be already reside on that date will expire seven days after they had been initially shared.”

In the meantime, the corporate hopes to deal with different important areas akin to shorts, neighborhood posts, reside movies, and many others.

Moreover, the corporate stated that creators could be notified concerning the shutdown by numerous channels, together with discussion board posts, in-app messages, reminders in YouTube Studio, and extra.

YouTube, which has 2.1 billion month-to-month customers around the globe, defined that each neighborhood posts and YouTube shorts are unbelievable choices that may permit “viewer connections and conversations”.

In accordance with the corporate, YouTube Group posts generally is a nice possibility for creators who wish to share light-weight updates, begin conversations or promote their YouTube content material to their viewers.

Moreover, if customers wish to create quick video content material or attain new audiences, YouTubeShorts is a greater possibility, with creators who use shorts and tales in comparison with Tales, the corporate stated.

“As Shorts adoption grew on YouTube, we noticed that creators benefited from this new format,” a YouTube spokesperson instructed TechCrunch concerning the adjustments.

“Tales are going away so we will prioritize key areas that creators should be profitable. We’ll proceed to put money into serving to creators develop and join with their audiences throughout codecs,” they added.

Shorts have many occasions extra subscribers than common. 

Making their debut in 2018, YouTube formally launched Tales to creators who had over 10,000 subscribers. 

Furthermore, creators used Tales to “have interaction with their viewers in between their extra polished and produced movies for issues like behind-the-scenes updates, vlogs, sneak peeks at upcoming movies, fast updates, and extra.” the corporate stated.