YouTube Reels explained: How the Snapchat Stories-like tool works

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YouTube Reels are accessible anytime until or unless the Creator has not deleted it or made it private. The feature resembles the short-form video format pioneered by Snapchat Stories, which has since been adopted by Instagram, Skype, Facebook and Facebook's Messenger app, according to TechCrunch.

YouTube presents very different reasons for the introduction of this feature from the reasons Instagram and Snapchat creators gave at the time of stories feature launch.

But the move underscores YouTube's continued attempt to become more social and community-oriented. Just like Stories on other platforms, a creator can add any number of videos to their Reels.

The company told the technology news portal that Reels aims to let YouTubers express themselves and engage with fans without having to post a full video. It will also allow creators to link the videos to YouTube and add stickers reminiscent of YouTube.

The Verge said that, unlike other Stories features, Reels won't disappear after 24 hours. Talking an example, a YouTuber can create a post video Reels to a folder from an all-day event. YouTube is also integrating features already available on Community for Reels.

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.

Reels are being tested among a small group of the YouTube video creators. The idea here is to upgrade YouTube's social capabilities to keep both creators and their users on the video platform for fear of them turning to alternative sites that continue to update their offerings. 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. Users will also have the opportunity to evaluate the Reels, putting them huskies or dslan.

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