Snapchat update allows Stories to be shared with those outside of app

Mindy Sparks
January 23, 2018

Only a small number of people can now use Official Stories, including Rhianna and Hilary Clinton, and they will be visible outside Snapchat for 24 hours after you post them.

Choose how you'd like to share the Story outside of Snapchat - by text, email, or by posting to other social media platforms.

It now has more than 178 million daily active users.

Stories, the app feature that lets people and publishers string together photos and video clips that eventually disappear, will be easier to share outside the Snapchat app, as part of a redesign Tuesday.

Users can share that content by finding it in the Discover section of the app, and then pressing and holding down on the tile to pull up the new share option.

"Official Stories help Snapchatters discover and identify interesting Stories more easily". Select the "Share Story" option that appears alongside other options like "Subscribe". About a month after Snap went public, Facebook said Instagram its Instagram Stories, an nearly exact copy of Snapchat Stories, was being used by 200 million people - more than the entirety of Snapchat users.


Official Stories are those posed by famous people and you can recognise these because a special emoji will appear next to the name of the person who posted them.

Official Stories are now only available to a "small group" of Snapchat users, and if you share one with somebody who isn't on Snapchat, it will only be available to watch for 24 hours.

"Our Stories make you feel like you're at an event, festival or celebration anywhere in the world and are hand-curated or automatically created by Team Snapchat".

If you share one with somebody who isn't on Snapchat, it will be available to watch for 30 days. "Search Stories are algorithmically generated so you can find Stories on just about anything on Snapchat". Our Stories and Search Stories will be available outside of Snapchat for 30 days, and Official Stories for only 24 hours.

The Snapchat app was revamped last November to simplify navigation after complaints that it was hard to use. This article will be updated with the company's response. Starting today, you will be able to share many Snapchat Stories to external social media platforms with a link.

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