Web Stories by Google Gets Major Upgrades

Web Stories is a content curation platform created by Google, and recent updates have incorporated a lot of new features into the mix. With all things having been considered and taken into account, it is important to note that one of the major features that are now being added have to do with Google Discover. These two platforms naturally complement one another, so it was inevitable that Google would eventually start working on integrating them. Adding Web Stories to Google Discover will make it more likely that the average user might just start to take advantage of this erstwhile new platform.

Users are going to want to create Stories content a lot more now. Google has offered WordPress integration because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making it easier for users to take advantage of Web Stories. Whereas you only had access to a single visual story editor on WordPress previously, Google has added another editor into the mix. The WordPress CMS will now offer Web Stories for WordPress as well as MakeStories for WordPress, and each editor has a unique set of offerings that users might prefer based on how they tend to edit videos and the like.

MakeStories has also been modified a bit so that it can have somewhat more of a global focus rather than being the sort of thing that only English speakers would be able to use. Five new languages are now being offered. The languages are French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Russian. Some are criticizing these language options for being too western in their focus, but the fact of the matter is that Google does work with Latin alphabets and offering availability for languages that share these basic alphabet structures, or have alphabets that are similar to Latin, would be easier for the tech company to try and do at first. Chances are that more diverse languages such as Arabic or Chinese might start to be supported soon as well.

Web Stories will now also be offering quizzes and polls so that it can be a little more interactive for users. This can be a charming diversion for users that have some time to kill, and it’s clear that Google is trying to tackle the idle diversions market which is something that companies like Facebook currently have a tight hold on.

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