Snapchat Unveils ‘Shared Stories’ With A Focus On Collaboration

Snapchat has launched a new update for its Custom Stories with the addition of Shared Stories. Using this feature, your friends can invite people from their contacts, thus allowing a large group of friends/family to interact with Stories together.

Shared Stories disappear after 24 hours, similar to a regular Snapchat Story

“Shared Stories is a new iteration of Custom Stories, a product that previously allowed Snapchatters to create a Story and add friends to view and contribute,” Snapchat said in a blog post (via Phone Arena).

“Snapchatters who’ve been added to the group can add their friends as well, making it easier for the whole soccer team, camp squad, or group of new coworkers to get in on the fun,” the company went on to say.

Shared Stories work like any other Snapchat Story, in that they would disappear after 24 hours. Snapchat says this feature doesn’t include a chat component. This is a good privacy feature, particularly in a scenario where strangers could be present in the group.

Additionally, Shared Stories will also utilize Snapchat’s automatic language detection feature. Moreover, Snapchat will review the content to ensure it does not violate the app’s content policy. Users will receive notifications when they’re part of a Shared Story. This way, users can remove themselves from the Shared Story if they aren’t comfortable collaborating with strangers.

Snapchat’s parent company recently launched its selfie drone, the Pixy

While Snapchat has been around for a long time, it is currently fighting for the market’s attention amid rival apps like Instagram and, more importantly, TikTok. Meanwhile, Snapchat’s parent company, Snap Inc, is involved in the development of camera hardware, such as the recent Pixy drone. This tiny drone is fully compatible with Snapchat and allows for some unique camera angles for your selfies.

It features four rotors and a protective case for safety. The Pixy also has four camera settings on the top and fits easily in the palm of your hand. It is available for $230, albeit only in the US and France. Since the Pixy is only available in limited quantities, it’s unlikely to be available in other markets anytime soon.

Snap is also responsible for the augmented reality wearable, Spectacles. Thanks to the company’s recent acquisition of French startup NextMind, future iterations of the wearable could feature real-time brain-computer interface (BCI) technology.

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