YouTube is ending its story format to pave the way for new features

YouTube recently announced that it was retiring the Stories feature. But when exactly does the YouTube story end?

Social media users were shocked to learn the YouTube stories were about to end. People have been enjoying this feature for a long time.

However, it will only be available to users for a few more weeks.

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When do YouTube stories end?

On June 6, 2023, the end of YouTube stories ends. These closely resembled the content seen on other platforms like TikTok, Facebook, Snapchat, and others.

The news was confirmed by the platform in a statement, which said they would no longer be using this feature as they wanted to place more emphasis on other features.

The statement said: “There are many ways to create on YouTube these days – from community posts, to short films, to long-form and live. To prioritize these key functions, stories are disappearing.”

It was also noted that stories published on that day will be available for the next seven days, after which they will be automatically deleted.

When were YouTube Stories first introduced?

YouTube Stories were first introduced in 2018, with people posting content in the form of reels. Previously, platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and others were noticed promoting this feature.

However, YouTube decided to change things up and made the content available for seven days instead of letting it disappear within 24 hours.

Now it looks like YouTube wants to change its strategy and want users to interact with content that may be available for a longer period of time.

It’s unclear if the story format would ever return to the platform.

YouTube Space, London
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Users react to the decision

Users reacted quickly after it was announced that the stories would no longer be available. One user wrote: “NO I really like them, they make me feel similar to TikTok but not good enough to be addictive and don’t let me get anything done.”

Another added, “No I’m and ARMY and I use it.” “No I like them,” said another.

However, there were some people who didn’t know about this feature at all and hope that YouTube will promote the upcoming features better.

“I wish they were better at promoting new features because I didn’t even know such a thing existed,” reads one comment.

Another added, “I vaguely remember them mentioning stories, like once upon release, and then I don’t remember ever seeing them… Especially now that shorts are on the platform.”

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Emma Bowman

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