YouTube to Introduce New 'Reels' Feature for Sharing Short Videos

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    YouTube is testing a new Community feature called Reels, which was announced today in a blog post covering a expansion of the Community tab. As explained by YouTube, Reels is YouTube's answer to the popular "stories" format that's available on Instagram and Snapchat.

    YouTube gave TechCrunch more information on Reels, and explained that it's meant to be a way for creators to express themselves and engage fans without the need to upload an entire video.

    Reels will consist of a few quick mobile videos that are up to 30 seconds in length, which can be edited with filters, music, text, stickers, and more.

    Unlike the stories features on other social media networks, Reels will not expire, and instead of being featured at the top of the YouTube app, they'll be available in a dedicated tab on the creator's channel.

    YouTube plans to roll out Reels as a beta feature to "learn and improve the product" before rolling it out to all YouTube creators.

    Article Link: YouTube to Introduce New 'Reels' Feature for Sharing Short Videos
  2. IAmGLaDOS macrumors newbie


    Apr 23, 2015
  3. Cameroncafe10a macrumors member


    Oct 15, 2016
    Why must every single major app be turned into a snapchat clone (see: Skype)
  4. Cosmosent macrumors 6502a

    Apr 20, 2016
    La Jolla, CA
    30 seconds x 30 photos per second = 900 photos total

    @ 45 photos / photoset: 20 photosets

    That's where Stories / Reels will soon head !

    Those with Insight Skills will be able to figure it out much sooner than others.
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Sounds like a new way for YouTube to push ads.
  6. FelixDerKater Contributor


    Apr 12, 2002
    Nirgendwo in Amerika
  7. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Jun 22, 2007
    Well, good luck with that. I wonder how many people enjoy videos on youtube actually pay any attention to the tabs on the creator's channel?
  8. Smartass macrumors 65816

    Dec 18, 2012
    "Oh so you want to listen to YouTube while the app is in background? Well that's too effin bad, here's a new useless social app!"

    - YouTube
  9. erinsarah macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2011
    Despite the naysaying comments above I'm actually curious as to where this is going. As the parent of two active teens I often find myself searching for the right way to get a short video to someone...too big to email or text, not really the right kind of content for publishing on Youtube, don't want to stick in on Facebook. Two examples I can think of is sending Granddad the latest video of Thing#2's gymnastics routine, or Thing#1 trying to get some sort of homework video to her teacher. This new Youtube feature MIGHT have potential. However the 30sec limit seems too small. 1.5min seems more reasonable.

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