YouTube Launches Reels to Let Creators Post Snapchat-Like Video Stories

Lynne Hanson
December 1, 2017

As part of the update, YouTube announced that Community will also now expand to creators with more than 10,000 subscribers. 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.

YouTube is the latest site to copy Snapchat's Stories feature, the company announced in a blog post.

The mostly used feature among different social media platforms is "Stories".

Google hasn't revealed much about how it is planning to implement Reels on YouTube.

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The Google-owned video site announced Wednesday that it's putting its own spin on the slideshow-like format popularized by Snapchat and co-opted by almost every other social tech company since. We're also bringing creator-focused features like linking to YouTube videos and YouTube-y stickers. Instead, it will appear in a dedicated tab, separate from a creator's main list of videos.

The Community tab on YouTube is now available for all channels with over 10,000 subscribers. YouTube allows the Story to be live for any time period, there's no time limit of 24 hours as like in the case of stories. YouTube would also allow the users to have more than one Reels-each including its own set of videos. We learned that you want the flexibility to create multiple Reels and have them not expire, so we'll give you those options.

YouTube is always touted as being about the community.

Meanwhile, "your most engaged viewers" can now see Community posts in their Home feed, whether or not they're subscribed to your channel. According to YouTube people wants to share stuff on the YouTube without the hassle of following the traditional ways of making a YouTube video. You can also enable push notifications for Community posts to let your fans stay up to date with your announcements. However, this doesn't assure that notifications for every Community post will be received.

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