Snapchat rolling out Custom Stories – See how it works

Snapchat really wants to stay in the line and keep the competition more hotter than usual. It is no longer news that Snachat refused to sell to Mark Zuckerberg and right now, Facebook owned Instagram has copied virtually everything on Snapchat!

A new feature is rolling out on Snapchat and it is custom Stories, a new form of Story designed to make sharing around big events easier.

Snapchat’s latest feature lets users create custom Stories with their friends, making a communal Story based on a shared event or location.

To create a custom Story, tap the new “Create Story” icon in the top-right corner of the Stories screen. Give your Story a name, and then invite the friends you want to participate — no matter where in the world they live.

You can also invite all nearby Snapchat users to participate. Snapchat will create a 1-block geofence around your current location; those Stories can only be seen and contributed to by your friends and, if you like, friends of friends.

Snap says, “It’s perfect for a trip, a birthday party, or a new baby story just for the family.” Communal Stories disappear if no one contributes to them for 24 hours, de rigueur for Story and Story-like features these days. The feature isn’t available for me yet, so presumably it isn’t fully rolled-out.

After you’ve created your custom Story, you’ll see an option to submit Stories to it underneath “My Story.”

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