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Storify is closing down – But why? Here is what we know

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It has been announced that Storify is closing down

It has been announced that Storify is closing down

It is now known that the Social Bookmarking and curation site Storify is to close. Yes, Storify is closing down. If you’re not familiar with Storify, then. Storify is an online platform that allows users to quickly curate and bookmark online stories. You can click and save content from various online sites. These sites include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, and others.

Storify was one of the few sites that were implemented into Facebook giving you the option to curate from Facebook. Clearly, Facebook saw value in Storify by allowing them to do this

We were notified of the Storify closure when we received an email from Storify that said:

Dear Storify Customer,

Thank you for contributing your stories to the Storify community. Unfortunately, Storify.com will no longer be available after May 16, 2018.

While product end-of-life is a part of the overall product life cycle. We do understand that this could impact you and are committed to making the transition as smooth as possible.

Here are important dates to be aware of. We will provide ongoing reminders of upcoming milestones over the coming months.

December 12, 2017 • No new accounts can be created on Storify.com

May 1, 2018 • No new stories can be created

May 16, 2018, 5pm PST • Last opportunity to export content using the export functionality on Storify.com •

All site functionality will be removed •

Customer support will be discontinued For more information, read the full FAQ

Please contact support@storify.com with any questions.

We would like to thank you again for your loyal support of Storify. And apologize for any inconvenience these changes may cause.

Thank you,

The Storify Team

There is also a Storify End Of Life statement on the site that gives more information on the Storify closure as well as a big banner style message at the top of the homepage.

Storify Closing Down

How to export your content before closure

  1. Log in to Storify 
  2. Mouse over the story that contains content you would like to export and select “View.”
  3. Click on the ellipses icon and select “Export.”
  4. Choose your preferred format for download.
  5. To save your content and linked assets in HTML, select – File > Save as > Web Page, Complete.
  6. Repeat the process for each story whose content you would like to preserve.


Storify is closing down and Wakelet is offering a new exporting solution for your stories. Wakelet is an easy and enjoyable way to organize any content on the web into stunning and visual collections. It is a great alternative to Storify. The fast growing platform is already being used by students, businesses, journalists, musicians, athletes for knowledge sharing, collating research, interests, promoting events, creating portfolios, and so much more.

“After hearing the news that Storify is closing, we’ve recently had a huge number of ex-Storify users migrate to Wakelet. To help with this migration, we’re offering a service where you can export your Storify links – you can do this here Storify Export To Wakelet”

There are just a couple of steps to export your Storify content

  1. Sign up for a Wakelet account
  2. They ask that you then log in to your Storify account an add a message they give you to your Storify profile bio for verification.
  3. Add your Storify username to the box and click “Next”

Storify is closing

Your content is then imported to Wakelet. There is no need to sit and watch the import. You can just close out and you will receive an email notification when your migration is complete.

For more information on Wakelet visit my Wakelet Getting Started Guide

Storify is closing down – What we know

We have long been a user of Storify here at Infobunny and it does come as a shock that it is closing. No real reason has been given as to why Storify is closing.

Storify was sold to Livefyre back in 2013, best known for making the software that powers comment sections on some websites, in what was hailed as a merging of social creation tools. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is thought that Storify is closing to make way for Storify 2.

Storify 2 brings the leading social storytelling platform to Livefyre Studio, enabling users to easily collect Tweets, photos, videos and media from across the web, and create stories that can be embedded on any website. With Storify 2, anyone can easily and quickly combine and arrange real-time content. You can create a new story format that is interactive, dynamic and social.

In other words. Livefyre is closing Storify in favor of Storify 2. A paid for version of Storify which will form part of Livefyre Studio.

 Storify is closing

Storify Alternatives

Although Storify closing will be a big loss to content curators, there are still lots of very good alternative bookmarking sites that can and will fill the void. Scoop.It remains a very popular one along with and Pocket and of course, StumbleUpon remains a traffic generation and curation favorite.

That’s all for now.

If you have any questions about Storify closing down then please leave them in the comments section below.



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6 Responses

  1. Bluetechno
    | Reply

    Never heard of Storify before but I will wait for the Storify 2 to happen and join! Grea content and interesting post as always!

    • Dexter Roona

      Storify 2 will be part of the Livefyre Studio and a paid for service. It remains to be seen if there will be a free version, but I doubt it as that is what is closing.
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  2. Edward Thorpe
    | Reply

    Hi Dexter,
    Looking forward to the paid version of Storify because I’m expecting it to offer more options for specialization. We’ll see.

  3. Thomas Ketchell
    | Reply

    Hi Dexter, thanks for the write-up. I’d love to throw in Sutori as a real alternative to Storify. We put together an importer which can easily transfer your Storify stories to Sutori.

    • Dexter Roona

      Can you give more information? I had a quick look and I see you had payment options, that is what everyone is trying to avoid.

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