How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works — YouTube Reels explained


Community was introduced a year ago as a sort of on-site/in-app social network, which allowed creators to interact with their fans more by including messages, sneak preview GIFS, and polls. Instead, it will appear in a dedicated tab, separate from a creator's main list of videos. The online report also points out that each of the videos on Reels will have a playtime of up to 30 seconds - with features such as filters, music, and text among others.

Unlike versions on other platforms, YouTube's reels won't expire, and creators are allowed to host more than one at a time. Unlike Snapchat Stories, Reels posts don't automatically expire after 24 hours. Reels are YouTube's spin on the popular "stories" format, but designed specifically for YouTube creators. Keeping in mind the trend of using this feature, YouTube Launches Reels to Let Creators Post Snapchat-Like Video Stories.

Unfortunately, YouTube didn't share many details about Reels, mostly just saying that it will be in beta while the company learns about and ultimately improves the product. YouTube is also integrating features already available on Community for Reels. After the said duration, Stories disappear from their accounts. But we will update you when we will get more information about this. Reels is now in beta mode and the final product is expected to launch soon, but after proper experimentation.

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YouTube has shared a video of how Reels looks like.

YouTube is now unveiling a new tool called Community that will be open to creators with more than 10,000 subscribers.

YouTube has also made some changes to the Community tab. You can also enable push notifications for Community posts to let your fans stay up to date with your announcements. Fans can now see Community posts in their home feeds, even if they aren't subscribed to the creator's channel. However, this doesn't assure that notifications for every Community post will be received.