Social network app Snapchat is today rolling out a new feature called Our Story. It’s just like the My Story feature, where you can put a bunch of photos into a single album-like story, but multiple people can contribute to it. The feature works based on events and on your location. As Snapchat explains on its blog:
But My Story has always represented a singular, personal experience. We wanted to build something that offered a community perspective – lots of different points of view. After all, our friends often see the same things in totally different ways.
We built Our Story so that Snapchatters who are at the same event location can contribute Snaps to the same Story. If you can’t make it to an event, watching Our Story makes you feel like you’re right there! It’s really easy to use.
We’re making Our Story available for the first time at Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend (and we’re providing free WiFi for Snapchat and Insomniac!).
If you’re at Electric Daisy Carnival, simply add a Snap to “Our EDC Story” that appears in your “Send to…” page. You’ll need to turn on location services to let Snapchat know that you’re actually at the event. We don’t store your location.
As explained above, the feature will debut at the Electric Daisy Carnival this upcoming weekend. Just turn on your location services and hit send to “Our EDC Story” to add to the communal story. It seems likely that the feature will roll out to more events and for casual usage in the near-future.
Later today, Facebook is expected to debut its own Snapchat competitor called Slingshot.