YouTube Stories for creators

You can no longer add music from the Audio Library to YouTube Stories. We're removing this feature because of low usage, and so that we can focus on improving the Stories experience.
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. 
You cannot create stories if your channel's audience is set as Made for Kids. Learn more about setting your audience.
Note: The Stories feature is currently in beta and available to all eligible channels with over 10,000 subscribers. It may take up to 8 weeks for Stories to show up after reaching 10,000 subscribers.

Create a story

  1. Sign in to YouTube on mobile.
  2. Tap the camera , then Story .
    • If you can't see the  Story option, your device is not compatible with Stories at this time.
  3. Tap the capture button  to take a photo, or hold it down to record a video.
  4. Add effects like filters , stickers  and text . You can also trim your story  or save it to your camera roll .
  5. Tap Post.

You can also select a video or image from your mobile device to add to your story.

Add stickers to your story

When editing your story, you can add stickers to express yourself, link to a video and more.

  1. From the top right-hand corner, tap Stickers .
  2. Select a sticker to add it to your story.
    • Video sticker: Tap the Video sticker and then Select a video. You can only share one of your own YouTube videos every seven days. There is no limit on the number of video stickers for videos from other channels.
    • Mention sticker: Tap the Mention sticker and then Search for a creator who you'd like to mention and then Select their channel from the list.
    • Location sticker: Tap the Location sticker and then Search for a place and select it from the list.

Reply to a comment on a story

You can highlight and respond to comments from viewers with a comment sticker in your next story.

  1. Go to your story by selecting your channel icon from the Subscriptions feed or from the Stories row on Home.
  2. Tap the Comments .
  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 dragging with two fingers.

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 Menu .
  4. Tap Delete.


Where do Stories appear?

Stories are on mobile only, and appear on the Stories page on your channel. They may be shown on the Subscriptions feed to subscribers. In addition, all viewers may see your stories on Home and on some watch pages.
You can view your own story by tapping your profile picture in the Stories row on mobile Home or on the Subscriptions feed.
How do I check views, comments and likes for my story?

You'll see the number of views, comments and likes on each of your own story posts at the bottom of the player. 

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

Can I moderate comments on my 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.

How long do comments on stories last?

Comments on stories 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. 

Can I turn off notifications for views on my stories?

By default, creators receive notifications about views of their stories and subscribers resulting from their Stories. At this time it isn't possible to turn off notifications just for Stories. Story notifications are part of notifications for 'Activity on my videos or channel'. 

To turn off notifications for activity on your videos and channel:

  1. Sign in to YouTube on a mobile device.
  2. Select your profile picture and then Settings.
  3. Select Notifications.
  4. Toggle off 'Activity on my videos or channel'.

Where can I manage my stories?

To manage stories, open the Videos page of YouTube Studio. At the top of the Videos page, click Stories. From here you can:
  • Manage copyright claims and strikes on your stories
  •  Download a story
  •  Delete a story
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