Google No Longer Lets You Create Your Own Search Stories

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Google no longer supports its Search Stories Video Creator. A Googler broke the news in a Google Groups thread (via Search Engine Roundtable) when a user inquired about issues with the offering.

"It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that after three years, our engineers are no longer supporting the Search Stories Video Creator tool and it will not be returning," says Google's Courtney H. "As a former teacher, I used the tool in my classroom and also just for fun in my personal life. For the last few weeks, I've tried my best to get this feature up and running again. Unfortunately, we only have so many engineering resources and those working on this tool have been allocated elsewhere."

"I've looked around online a bit and found a few resources that can help you create videos," she added. "They don't serve the exact same purpose, but hopefully they can help you if you decide to create a video in the future."

She links to this "Create Videos" page on YouTube and an article at Free Technology for Teachers from last year, titled, "10 Ways to Create Videos Without Installing Software".

The Search Stories Creator service has apparently been broken for at least a couple months.

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