Snapchat unveils new unique story feature 5 years ago

Snapchat unveils new unique story feature

Now you can create your own story.

On Wednesday evening, Snapchat distributed a message to its users, informing them about a new feature which allows multiple users to contribute to their own collective story.

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The image messaging and multimedia mobile application's new attribute allows users to post photos and videos to the same "Story", which is then viewable for a limited amount of time.Snapchatters can find the new feature by swiping to the Stories page, tapping the 'Create Story' button on the

Snapchatters can find the new feature by swiping to the Stories page, tapping the 'Create Story' button on the top-right and naming their group story. Snapchat users can then invite other users by username to add content.

 

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Alternatively, Snapchat users can choose to invite only friends or 'friends of friends' within a specific geographic area to contribute to a group story. That might be useful for events like weddings and parties.

The group stories will disappear if 24 hours pass without a user adding a new photo or video. That means groups of friends might make a game out of keeping their shared Story alive, much like some Snapchat users strive to continue their 'snap streaks' with other Snapchatters.

The update comes as Snapchat's user growth is slowing amid a heated battle with the Facebook-owned Instagram.

The rival app has been growing steadily in part by mimicking features popularised by Snapchat, including stories and visual effects called "lenses."

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