Stories are coming to YouTube next
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YouTube is testing a new feature called Reels that, at least in concept, will be similar to the Stories you see every day on Snapchat and Instagram. According to TechCrunch, Reels will be given their own tab separate from a creators main list of videos. YouTubes reasoning for introducing them is not unlike what weve heard from Snap and Instagram: people want a way to share content without having to go the full mile and publish a traditional YouTube video. Reels are being tested among a small group of the sites creators, and the company isnt yet saying when this new format will be more widely rolled out.
YouTube is diverging from the typical Stories formula in several ways. Most notably, Reels wont disappear after 24 hours or…