Create YouTube Stories

Stories are short, mobile-only videos that allow you to connect with your audience more casually, on the go. They expire after seven days.

Stories are in beta and available to channels with over 10,000 subscribers. It may take up to seven days for Stories to show up after reaching 10,000 subscribers.

Note: You cannot create Stories if:

Create a story

  1. Sign in to YouTube on mobile.
  2. Tap the create icon addition sign, then Add to your story .
    • If you can't see the  Story option, your device is currently not compatible with Stories.
  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 .
  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's 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 that you'd like to mention and then From the list, select their channel.
    • 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 get back to comments from viewers with a comment sticker in your next story.

  1. Go to your story by selecting your profile picture from the Subscriptions feed or from your channel page.
  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.

To change the position and size of the comment sticker in your story after recording your response, pinch and drag 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  and then Delete.

Learn more about Stories

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 the app's Home screen 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.

On the YouTube app, you may also see the total number of views and subscribers you've received in the last 14 days. This info will appear above the Stories row on Home. You can also see your data on the Overview tab in YouTube Analytics.

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

Can I manage comments on Stories?

You can remove or report comments directly in your story. Comments on Stories will expire with the story after seven days.
You can also manage comments under the Comments tab in YouTube Studio, where you can see comments made on a story for 30 days.
Use comment settings to moderate new comments across both video uploads and your Stories. Learn more about comment settings.

Can I turn off notifications for views on my Stories?

By default, creators get notifications about views of their Stories and subscribers resulting from their Stories. Currently, 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. Turn off 'Activity on my channel'.

Where can I manage my Stories?

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

Looking for more info to get started with Stories?
Download our Stories guide.

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