Web Stories in Discover

Stories feature was first introduced by Snapchat. Soon after, it was copied by Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and more. Now, Google is adding Web Stories feature to its Discover feed. For the unaware, Discover is the feed of articles consisting of a range of topics from across the web. It usually appears when you swipe right from your Android home screen or when you open your Google app on Android and iOS and swipe below.

Google says Web Stories bring a “visual and immersive” experience to Discover. The Stories carousel is now available in India, the United States, and Brazil. It is said to help you “find some of the best visual content from around the web.” In India, Web Stories will be available in English and Hindi. Google expects to expand it to more languages, countries, and Google surfaces.

To browse Web Stories in Discover you need to open the feed, and you’ll be greeted by the new feature. You can tap to move forward to the next page, or swipe to an entirely different Story in the carousel. You can also enter full-screen to make it more immersive.

For creators and publishers, 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. These stories are just an extension of a website.

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


I’ve been associated with the tech industry since 2014 when I built my first blog. I’ve worked with Digit, one of India’s largest tech publications. As of now, I’m working as a News Editor at Pocketnow, where I get paid to use and write about cutting-edge tech. You can reach out to me at [email protected]
You May Also Like
google pay title
Google Pay app will now help save on grocery bills and easily check your spending
Google Pay app will show you a list of deals on grocery items when you are nearby a Safeway or Target outlet.
Apple offers a special API to Zoom that no other developer has access to
As of now, without this API when you try to put a video conference into Split view mode on Zoom, the video goes dark as the app cannot access the ‌iPad‌ camera when multitasking.
Facebook apple feud pocketnow
Stats Prove Very few iPhone users opted-in to get tracked. Sorry Facebook…
As per Flurry Media, merely 4% of users in the United States opted-in for being tracked by apps in the second week after iOS 14.5’s release.