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Web Stories brings a more visual experience to Discover

Stories carousel

When you open your Google app on Android and iOS and swipe below, or if you swipe right from your Android home screen, you’ll be familiar with Discover -- the feed of articles consisting of a range of topics from across the web. Around the globe, over 800 million continue to use Discover to keep up on their interests and hobbies. Today we are bringing visual and immersive Web Stories to Discover. The Stories carousel, now available in India, the United States, and Brazil at the top of Discover, helps you find some of the best visual content from around the web. In India, Web Stories will be available in English and Hindi. We intend to expand to more languages, countries, and Google surfaces.

Browsing Stories is simple. When you tap on a Story on the shelf, you enter an experience that’s full-screen and immersive. Tap to move forward to the next page, or swipe to an entirely different Story in the carousel.

Phone with story shelf

Tap to advance inside Stories and swipe between Stories.

Made for the web

For creators and publishers, Web Stories are entirely under your direction, just like any other content on your website. There is no additional revenue share for Story ads and Story authors are in full control of hosting, sharing and adding links to those Stories. Plus, the web offers one of the largest audiences for creators, with publishers already seeing strong results, as shown in the stories.google showcase. And because Web Stories are just an extension of a website, some early adopters of Web Stories are showcasing their stories on their home page, social channels, newsletters and more.

To help jumpstart the Web Stories ecosystem, we worked with a diverse group of publishers and creation tools in the U.S, India and Brazil this year to collaborate on the product and build out its features.

Variety of publishers

Google has been collaborating with a wide variety of publishers on Web Stories.

It’s easy to get started

Web Stories can be created by anyone, whether you are an individual creator or a publisher, and more than 2,000 websites have already published Stories that have been indexed by Google.

Drag-and-drop tools like the Web Story editor for WordPress, MakeStories and NewsroomAI make it easy to create Web Stories in minutes to your website. And if you’re technically inclined, you can always code Web Stories yourself. Learn more about how to create high quality stories on our new stories.google site or with the Storytime YouTube series.

We can’t wait to see what stories you tell.