Google has introduced Web Stories to bring a visual experience on Discover. The update will help users find some of the best visual content from around the web. According to Google, the Stories carousel is now available in India, the US, and Brazil and can be found at the top of Discover. Google is working with a diverse group of publishers and creation tools in these countries to collaborate on the product and build out its features. According to Google, Web Stories will be available in English and Hindi in India.
As per the official Google blog, Discover is the feed of articles consisting of various topics from across the web. When users open their Google app on Android and iOS, if they swipe below (for iOS) and swipe right from Android, they will find Discover.
As per the blog, to browse stories, one needs to tap on a Story on the shelf to enter an experience full-screen and immersive. Users need to tap to move forward to the next page or swipe to an entirely different Story in the carousel.
The blog adds that the Web Stories are entirely under their direction for creators and publishers, much like any other content on the website. There is no extra revenue share for Story ads, and Story authors control hosting, sharing, and adding links to those Stories.
Furthermore, since Web Stories are an extension of a website, some early adopters can showcase their stories on their homepage, social channels, newsletters, and more.
The blog reveals that anyone can create web Stories, and more than 2,000 websites have already published Stores that have been indexed by Google.