New Delhi, May 26: Just like Instagram and Facebook, Google borrowed the famous Snapchat feature and added it to YouTube. However, it did not catch on like Instagram Stories. Now, the search engine ain't has announced plans to kill YouTube Stories.

The YouTube Stories will not be available after June 26, 2023. YouTube now encourages users to use Community posts and Shorts. Now you don't need over 500 subscribers to enable the Community tab on your YouTube channels. Community posts come with editing tools. Google Introduces New AI-Powered Tool ‘Product Studio’ To Help Merchants Create AI Generated Product Imagery.

“Starting on 6/26/2023, the option to create a new YouTube Story will no longer be available. Stories that are already live on that date will expire seven days after they were originally shared,” YouTube said in a statement.

YouTube also said that users opt for Shorts and Community Posts as they drive more audience interaction.

“With new features for both Shorts and Community posts to be announced throughout the year, we are committed to investing in new and innovative tools to help you grow your audiences across YouTube," it added.

YouTube Stories is only available on smartphones. The short-form videos are auto-deleted after a period of seven days. Now the company claims that it wants to promote other features. US Senators Write to Google Over Concerns About Abortion Seekers’ Location Data.

The video streaming platform has also borrowed TikTok's short video feature and introduced Shorts. It competes with Instagram Reels. YouTube Shorst get a dedicated carousel throughout YouTube. This year, Google added monetization features too.

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