It’s no surprise that Creators want to own the relationship with their fans. Everyone from influencers to your favorite bloggers are creating newsletters to help grow their brands by creating more meaningful connections with their audience. To further empower creators, we have expanded the Web Stories page attachment functionality to support forms, so readers can submit their information and opt-in to receive future updates from their favorite brand or creator.
This component allows a reader to easily sign up for a newsletter, opt-in to text updates, or submit your info to learn more about a product or service. The experience was designed to be as seamless as possible. While reading a story a user can “swipe up”, or a tap on the call to action button to learn more. When the page attachment opens, a reader can complete the fields, submit their information, and then easily go back to finishing the story or reading a new one.
The amp-form extension allows you to create forms (<form>) to submit input fields in a Web Story. The amp-form extension also provides polyfills for some missing behaviors in browsers. For the full implementation guidance, review this resource.
<script async custom-element="amp-form" src="https://cdn.ampproject.org/v0/amp-form-0.1.js"></script>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)
New opportunities for new verticals
Creators – Build brand awareness
Did you just post your Bali travel vlog? Looking to increase engagement on your latest Winter Lookbook?
Consider up-leveling your content strategy by using Web Stories to grow your newsletter.
Publishers & small businesses – Secure leads
Are you hosting an event? Do you want to let your readers know when your newest cupcake recipe is published?
Forms can help you keep track of your growing audience.
Brands – Nurture and convert leads
Is your new product dropping soon? Do you want to stay connected with your top customers?
Instead of an endless vertical scroll, experiment with Web Stories as landing pages.
Forms for Stories are like forms for your website. Creation tools are working on adding form support. Finally, remember to follow form best practices to ensure you are protecting your readers’ data.
Whether you like reading Web Stories, are interested in creating them yourself, or are building creation tools, come share your ideas and suggestions with the Web Stories working group. You can reach out to us on Github, Slack and can subscribe to a low traffic developer preview email group.
Posted by Ryan Warrender, Web Stories Product Manager, Google