Youtube is going to remove stories from its platform in June.
YouTube introduced stories in 2018 to capitalize on the popularity of the Stories format, which had been popularized by Snapchat. YouTube Stories allowed creators to share behind-the-scenes content, sneak peeks of upcoming videos, and other updates with their audience.
This feature was initially met with positive response. However, they never really took off like other Stories platforms did(like Instagram).
Now that stories are going away, YouTube has encouraged creators to use Community Posts and Shorts instead.
Shorts is the fastest-growing content format on YouTube.
From 6/26/2023 the youtube stories feature will no longer be available.
Instead of focusing on stories now, you can focus on shorts and community posts.
Publishing shorts is an excellent way of reaching out to a new audience. Community posts generally get more comments and likes than shorts anyway.
Stories that are live on the 26th of June will expire after 7 days.
YouTube will also continue to expand its features for Shorts and Community Posts throughout the year.