Google Web Stories are a part of Google’s AMP project, it’s basically a mobile-focused format for publishers to deliver news and other content visually allowing people to tap through “stories” to navigate through content – the original idea stemmed from many popular social networks such as Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook, and their stories functionality. But Google brought this to the web.
Google Web Stories Guidelines
According to Google, the goal of Web Stories – is to create what they call “snackable” content.
- Videos should be no longer than 15 seconds and should have subtitles.
- All video content should be showcased in portrait not in landscape mode so that the viewing experience is optimized for mobile devices.
- The minimum recommended font size is 24.
- An individual page should contain no more than 200 characters.
How will it look like
Web Stories can display as a single result, like this (this feature is available in all regions and languages where Google Search is available):
Web Stories can be included in a grid view, like this (currently only available in English in the US):
Web Stories can be included in a carousel, like this (currently only available in English in the US):