YouTube is testing an Instagram Stories-like feature called Reels

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TechCrunch has outlined the process of making Reels which is-making mobile videos of up to thirty seconds per video, these videos can incorporate the use of filters, music or text.

A YouTube video introduced a new feature called Reels, which resembles the "History" Instagram and Snapchat.

Unlike stories found on other apps, these Reels don't expire, so your fans will be able to access them whenever they'd like. "We're also bringing creator-focused features like linking to YouTube videos and YouTube-y stickers", YouTube's Roy Livne said in a blog post.

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YouTube, in a blog post, announces its latest updates on Community and towards the end mentions about Reels. Moreover, YouTube has also talked about its Community tab which now has over 10,000 subscribers. However, during the beta phase, it is apparent that the site-creators are not forcing the feature on viewers by placing the feature objectionably at the top of the application or via other ways. From the video, we can see that you can create Reels of different categories, and add videos accordingly. However, unlike Stories, videos posted on Reels will not come with an expiry date. Reels is now in beta mode and the final product is expected to launch soon, but after proper experimentation.

The feature is now being rolled out to creators who have over 10,000 YouTube subscribers, so you're probably going to need to have a pretty healthy community of subscribers if you even want to have the option.

YouTube has also made some changes to the Community tab. People want to share content without having to curate, edit and publish a traditional YouTube video. We've also optimized our notifications so that your fans are eligible to receive them, but they won't necessarily get a new notification for every new Community post.

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