YouTube is getting rid of YouTube Stories

YouTube viewers are used to YouTube Stories expiring after seven days. Next month though, YouTube Stories will be going away for good.On June 26, YouTube will officially sunset its YouTube Stories feature. Beginning on that Monday, users will no longer be able to create YouTube Stories. Any story created before that date will expire as normal, 7 days after the story was created, meaning there will no longer be any YouTube Stories viewable starting the following Monday, July 3.YouTube explained that the reason its dropping YouTube Stories was so that it could focus on its other, more popular recent features. The company specifically focused on its shortform video feature, YouTube Shorts, as well as Community posts. The platform recently rolled out Community posts to all YouTube channels, as it was formerly a feature that was only activated after a channel accumulated 1,000 subscribers. SEE ALSO: YouTube is introducing unskippable ads to TV “Today, there are many ways to create on YouTube – from Community posts to Shorts, to long-form and Live,” YouTube announced in a post in its community forum. “To prioritize these key features, Stories are going away.”While Stories are going away, we’ve seen that both Community posts and YouTube Shorts are great alternatives that can deliver valuable audience connections and conversations,” the announcement continued.Much like how YouTube Shorts is the company’s answer to TikTok’s dominance in the shortform video space, YouTube Stories was the platform’s response to Instagram’s popular Stories feature. YouTube Stories began rolling out to some…YouTube is getting rid of YouTube Stories