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What are Google Web Stories and How to create them in WordPress?

in WordPress on December 22, 2021

We all have seen stories on Instagram since years now. In fact, nowadays, every social platform has a story feature integrated into it.

Google Web Stories are nothing but a web-based version of that popular Story format.

Google Web Stories allows you to host and own your own content. The medium is visual – kind of quick glance about your content.

You can publish it and share it just like you share a video or image after posting it on social media.

Google has introduced Story Carousel (in US, India, and Brazil as per now) that’s gonna show your stories when user search or when it’s relevant to the user.

There are quite a few ways to create a Web Story. To get started, choose the tool one is right for you. Here’s the list of the tools on Google Web Story Official Website.

If you’re not looking for a plugin for a specific framework but rather you want to build a story with custom functionality, explore their documentation for developers.

Web Stories for WordPress

Google has created a plugin for WordPress users to add Web Stories.

Here’s the plugin: Web Stories By Google

Google has created a detailed documentation for the plugin and how to use it:

Google Web Stories for WordPress Documentation

You can click on the Getting Started guide to read more on step by step guide on Web Story creation.

Here’s a “Settings” Tab screenshot from Google on how it’ll look like on your WordPress admin side once you successfully install the plugin and activate it.

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