YouTube Stories for creators

Stories are short, mobile-only videos that allow you to connect with your audience more casually, on the go. Stories will expire after seven days. To learn strategies for creating effective stories, visit the Creator Academy. 
Note: The Stories feature is currently in beta and available to all eligible channels with over 10,000 subscribers. It may take up to four weeks for Stories to show up after reaching 10,000 subscribers.

Create a Story

  1. Sign in to YouTube and tap the camera .
  2. Tap Story .
  3. To record, hold the capture button .
  4. To take a photo, tap the capture button .
  5. You can also select a video or image from your mobile device to add to your Story.

Edit a Story

If you'd like to edit the video, you can:

  • Save to your camera roll
  • Trim
  • Add music
  • Add filters
  • Add text
  • Add stickers
  •  Add video links

Delete a video within a Story

  1. Tap the Story.
  2. Tap the player until you get to the video or photo that you'd like to delete.
  3. Tap the three-dot Menu .
  4. Tap Delete.

Viewing Stories

Stories appear on the Stories tab of your channel page, and may be shown on the Subscriptions feed to subscribers. In addition, all viewers may see your Stories on the homepage and on some watch pages.

If a viewer who isn't subscribed to your channel is watching your Story, they can subscribe to your channel directly from the Story.

You can view your own Story by tapping your avatar on the top row of your Subscriptions feed, or by visiting the Stories tab on your channel page. 

You'll see the number of views and comments on each post at the bottom of the player, or the total number of views across all posts in a Story via the Stories tab on your channel page. You can only see the number of views and comments on an active Story.

Note: Viewers can't see the number of views or comments on your Story.

Respond to comments on a Story

You can highlight and respond to comments from viewers in your Story. To reply in a Story:

  1. Go to your Story by selecting your avatar from the Subscriptions feed or on the Stories tab on your channel page.
  2. Tap the Comments icon .
  3. Below the comment that you'd like to highlight in your next Story, tap 'Reply in Story'.
  4. Record a video or photo with the app. 
  5. Tap 'Post'.

You can adjust the position and size of the comment sticker in your Story after recording your response by pinching and/or dragging with two fingers.

Moderate comments on a Story

You can moderate comments directly in the Story or in YouTube Studio. Comment moderation settings will apply to both video uploads and Stories. Learn more about comment moderation here.

Comments on a Story will expire with the Story after seven days. However, you'll be able to see comments on a Story for 30 days in YouTube Studio. 

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