Friday, 15 December, 2017

YouTube's version of Stories will be called Reels and is launching soon

The Reels feature is part of a wider effort by You Tube to expand its Community ¿ an area of the site that is only accessible to creators with over 10,000 subscribers who can share polls We learned that you want the flexibility to create multiple Reels and have them not expire so we’ll give you those options
Cecilia Poole | 01 December, 2017, 06:34

One of the world's largest video-sharing website, YouTube is all set to do what Snapchat and Instagram have done - add "stories" to its platform, according to a report by TechCrunch.

Increase your reach: We've seen creators successfully cross-promote other channels and creators they love through Community, such as Anwar, Hannah, Lele helping drive traffic to Rudy's first music video launch.

After Instagram, Facebook and WhatsApp, YouTube is now planning to roll out a Stories-like feature called Reels.

The creators will also be getting some other features with "Reels" such as linking to YouTube videos and using "YouTube-y" stickers. However, YouTube may start pushing Reels in your main tab if its detects user viewing Reels more often. YouTube is also integrating features already available on Community for Reels. However, during the beta phase, it is apparent that the site-creators are not forcing the feature on viewers by placing the feature objectionably at the top of the application or via other ways. After the said duration, Stories disappear from their accounts. We learned that you want the flexibility to create multiple Reels and have them not expire, so we'll give you those options.

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YouTube, the Google-owned video service with 1.5 billion monthly visitors, is testings "Reels" for content creators who have more than 10,000 subscribers on the platform, per a company blog post. Reels is now in beta mode and the final product is expected to launch soon, but after proper experimentation.

According to TechCrunch, Reels will be given their own tab in the YouTube mobile app.

Reels are being tested among a small group of the YouTube video creators. You would also have to navigate to the creators channel to view them. You can also enable push notifications for Community posts to let your fans stay up to date with your announcements. Notifications are also optimized so that users will not be spammed with every update.

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