YouTube Community Expands To More Creators, Adds 'Stories'

Isaac Cain
December 1, 2017

Moreover, YouTube has also "optimised" notifications about new Community posts, but subscribers won't get a notification for every new post. The company says that Reels is a spin on Stories format but designed specifically for Creators.

YouTube has started rolling out its nascent Community feature with more updates and improvements to a wider array of creators whose number of subscribers tops 10,000.

YouTube has announced that they're working on their own version of Snapchat or Instagram Stories, and is calling it Reels.

It's early days still, and the company hasn't said much about the feature, though we were able to parse some facts together in order to provide you with a more fuller picture of how Reels will work on YouTube. For instance, YouTube creators can choose to make multiple Reels that do not disappear after a given period, unlike Stories on Facebook that expire after 24 hours.

YouTube's team is also adding features such as linking to YouTube videos and YouTube-y stickers to enhance the community-centric experience on the video streaming site.

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Reels will appear on the Community tab of a creator's YouTube page.

Unlike stories found on other apps, these Reels don't expire, so your fans will be able to access them whenever they'd like. People want to share content without having to curate, edit and publish a traditional YouTube video. Well, it appears that more creators other than those invited by YouTube past year will now be able to interact with their subscribers through GIFs, photos, polls, and texts, in addition to just videos.

Users will also be allowed to add custom music and text and can engage with the Reels by giving them a thumbs up or a thumbs down, similar to YouTube videos and comment on them.

YouTube is always touted as being about the community. Your most engaged viewers can now see Community posts in the Home feed, whether they're subscribed to your channel or not.

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