YouTube is testing two new features. YouTube has been spotted to implement ‘Stories tab‘ in a similar way as we have found on Snapchat, which was followed by clones on Instagram, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and WhatsApp.
You might See YouTube Stories Tab Soon
According to leaks, stories will be visible on top of the user’s feed. Another feature that YouTube is testing is the ability of using gesture controls to switch between videos on its mobile app. Both these features are being tested with a selected set of users, but it is not confirmed that when will these features launch as this kind of A/B testing does not guarantee a release in the future.
Only selected users out of the testing group can actually post content on Stories right now. According to the Italian report the Stories bar is visible on the homepage of the YouTube app as well as on other tabs.
An account with a new story appears with a red ring around the profile picture. The Stories tab on YouTube will also bring a Subscribe call-to-action button. Users will not be able to reply to the story.
Let’s see when will we see this feature on our YouTube channel.