Snapchat allows users to send and receive media that disappears after a recipient has opened it, laughed, and - if it's really good - taken a screenshot. It's a nice way to communicate and share content without having to deal with storing and organizing everything that you upload, but sometimes you may want to share a photo with all of your friends at once. Snapchat is rolling out a new feature that lets you share such content for up to 24 hours in a timeline that everyone can see. This timeline is your Story, and Snapchat has released a series of trailers to help you familiarize yourself with it.

Okay, the trailers are more about showing off stories than Stories, so I'll break it down. Now when you take a Snapchat photo or video, there's a new icon at the bottom that looks like a stack of photos with a star on them. Tapping this will prompt the app to ask if you want to "Add to Your Story." By default your stories are only visible to friends, but you have the option to make them publically available.

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For anyone who is curious, there is a second and third trailer available that doesn't reveal anymore of the app than the first one did. As always, Snapchat doesn't cost anything to use, so go forth and make some stories.

Source: Snapchat

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Lalit Mali

    An AP post with 0 comments?! I'll remember this day.

    • Diego Agudelo

      You just blew it

  • meelyg

    Next, Snapchat Ads. 10 seconds. No Skip option

  • didibus

    That's stupid. But I guess, they need to find a way to eventually make money. And by having a kind of picture stream, they'll be able to throw some ads in it