Snapchat rolls out new Our Story feature


Facebook has just rolled out its would-be Snapchat killer, but Snapchat is unfazed. In fact, after introducing a photo sharing feature called My Story earlier in the year, today the startup rolled out a similarly conceived Our Story feature for groups of people.

In a nutshell, Our Story uses your location to allow fellow Snapchatters who are at the same event location to contribute snaps to the same Story.

Whereas Our Story is for communal snap at events, My Story is still available when you and only you want to add multiple images to a single album, without other people contributing to it…

“If you can’t make it to an event, watching Our Story makes you feel like you’re right there,” noted the startup in a blog post Tuesday.

The feature does not require an app update. The promotional video showcasing Our Story follows below.

They’re making it available for the first time at Electric Daisy Carnival this weekend.

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.

Those who can’t make it to Electric Daisy Carnival can still add EDCLive on Snapchat to check out the event live, through a series of snaps.

The soundtrack: a song called “Last Train” by Tiësto & Firebeatz, available on iTunes.

Note that although snaps, chats and stories get deleted from Snapchat’s servers after they expire, recipients can always screenshot your naked images and explicit chats

Download Snapchat free in the App Store (needs iOS 7.0 or later).