Snapchat which has started out as an ephemeral photo messaging app is taking the world of messaging apps by storm with its ever unique features. Snapchat has added a new feature to its app aptly called ‘Our Story’. Snapchat already has a feature called ‘My Story‘ which is quite different from the latest feature.
Our Story is a wonderful feature that lets users present at the same event location contribute snaps to the Story. You can contribute to a Story if you are present at an event location. Do not worry even if you are not able to catch an event live at the location because Snapchat lets you watch the event’s Story and experience the event.
Our Story presents an event to us from different perspectives. Our Story takes us through a series of user contributed snaps. This is a truly unique experience given that we are only habituated to get a first person perspective of an event or watch it through a professional’s lenses.
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) was the first event to use the Our Story feature, followed by FIFA World Cup 2014 finals.
How To Use Our Story On Snapchat?
Using Our Story is fairly simple. Previously, you had to add an event to your Snapchat to watch its Story, but, now the Story automatically shows up in your feed. All you need to do is hold your finger on the event to watch the Story unfold.
How To Contribute Snaps To Our Story On Snapchat?
Snapchat lets you contribute both photos and videos to an event’s Story. After you have taken a photo or a video of the event using the Snapchat app, tap on the arrow symbol at the bottom right. This will take you to the “Send To” page where you will find the event listed. Select the event and once again tap on the arrow symbol that appears at the bottom right and you will have contributed your snap to the event’s Story.
Remember that you will have to first turn on the location services on your smartphone for this Snapchat feature to work. You can add snaps to Our Story only if Snapchat detects that you are located within the geo-fence of an event.
Apart from being a great feature for the users, Our Story is also a key feature for Snapchat. Our Story is Snapchat’s first step towards monetization. It is expected that Snapchat will push sponsored Stories to its users to generate revenue.