Watch YouTube Stories

Stories is a collection of short videos that you can watch on the mobile YouTube app from either the top of your Subscriptions feed, from the creator's Stories tab, from your homepage, or on some watch pages. Each story lasts 7 days. 

Note: The Stories feature is currently in beta and available to all eligible channels with over 10,000 subscribers. It may take up to 4 weeks for Stories to show up after reaching 10,000 subscribers.

Watch YouTube Stories

  1. When a creator has shared a story you haven't watched, you'll see a colorful ring around their profile picture. Tap the profile picture to watch their story.
  2. Tap the left or right side of the player to skip to the previous or next video in the story.
  3. Hold down on the screen to pause.

To subscribe to a channel while watching a creator’s story, you can hit the Subscribe button within the video. You can also dismiss the story by tapping .

Note: You can review and delete Stories watch history at

Report a story

If you feel like the story you’re viewing is inappropriate, you can report it:

  1. In the bottom right corner of the story, click Menu .
  2. Select Report

Comment on a story

You can publicly comment on a story and view other comments as well. To make a comment, tap the comment entry box. 

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