Meet Snapchat Memories
Snapchat, the popular image-sharing social media network, is based on a straightforward premise that the things you share disappear soon after you share them. The company has introduced Memories, a way of saving and sharing old pictures in a private archive inside the app. Here’s everything you need to know about this newly added Snapchat Memories feature.
How to Access Memories?
Snapchat Memories is new section of the app which you can access by swiping up from the camera screen. The feature begins rolling out today on Snapchat for Android and iOS. You should update the app and when the new feature is available for your account, you will receive a snap from Team Snapchat. When you have saved your favorite shots to Memories, you can create a Story from them and can also link multiple stories together.
When you open up Memories, you will find your saved snaps in reverse-chronological order. Memories includes tabs for viewing only snaps, only stories or your phone’s camera roll. You can tap and hold any snap to enable various interactions such as editing it, adding geofilters and more. The circular posts represent stories while the rectangular posts are individual snaps. You can also tap “Create story from this snap” and add any additional snaps to include. You can also share it instantly.
To import snaps from the camera roll or gallery, go to Snapchat’s settings and find Memories.
Backing Up Pictures
Though in the past you were able to save photos, videos and stories to your phone’s camera roll, but now you can save them to Snapchat servers as well. You will be able to revisit them later in the Memories section of the app.
The snaps saved in your Memories section is saved to Snapchat’s servers and you can log in on any device to access them. Though you have access to camera roll or gallery within Memories but those photos and videos are not backed up on Snapchat’s servers.
My Eyes Only
Snapchat Memories includes a section called “My Eyes Only” where you put those embarrassing or other snaps that you don’t want others access to. You have to type in a PIN code to access those memories and in case, you forget the PIN, Snapchat won’t recover those images. To use this feature, press and hold the snap, tap My Snap and select “Move to My Eyes Only.” Snapchat will prompt for a passcode and a new tab will appear within Memories that contains those pictures.
Over the years, Snapchat has acquired so many increasing number of users as they feel safer sharing there as compared to other social networks. Snapchat has no permanent record of their activity and users are encouraged to share more candid glimpses of their lives. The release of Memories will likely raise questions about it means for Instagram. There are no ads inside Memories at launch and Snapchat is taking a slow approach to rolling it out. Snapchat has recently added one-hand zoom feature to the app.
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