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

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

Unlike what is there in Snapchat or Instagram Stories, YouTube Reels can be saved for as long as creators want. Well, it appears that more creators other than those invited by YouTube previous year will now be able to interact with their subscribers through GIFs, photos, polls, and texts, in addition to just videos.

YouTube, the popular video-sharing platform from Google, is following Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat as it has launched a Stories-like feature. Unlike other platforms, Reels would be capped to 30 seconds and will not expire after 24 hours.

Reels presently is being tested among a small set of YouTube's creators, and the firm has not disclosed about the release date of the "new format" worldwide. YouTube will be calling it "Reels", and the feature will be exclusive to YouTube Community launched last September for creators.

YouTube has added one more feature to the wardrobe of its Content creators. It will also allow creators to link the videos to YouTube and add stickers reminiscent of YouTube.

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Reels will appear on the Community tab of a creator's YouTube page. YouTube Reels are accessible anytime until or unless the Creator has not deleted it or made it private. After the said duration, Stories disappear from their accounts. People want to share content without having to curate, edit and publish a traditional YouTube video. Reels is now in beta mode and the final product is expected to launch soon, but after proper experimentation.

A new form will be available only to users of the YouTube Community, divisions of the main website, where blogs with more than 10 thousand subscribers, according to the official developer blog Youtube.

According to TechCrunch, Reels will be given their own tab in the YouTube mobile app. YouTube also says that it has optimized notifications for Community. Now the most engaged viewers will see Community posts in their Home feed regardless of being subscribed to the channel or not. However, this doesn't assure that notifications for every Community post will be received.

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