Beginner’s Guide to Snapchat Story

If you are a ‘Millennial’ or a ‘Generation Z’ then you might have used snapchat or heard of it. But if you haven’t, its totally fine as well. Snapchat is a social networking application which allows users to communicate with one other or in a group through pictures and videos, commonly known as ‘Snaps’ (in the world of snapchat) which disappears after few seconds or minutes after the snap is viewed. Along with sending snaps, Snapchat also allows its users to communicate through written texts which then disappears after certain amount of time. The CEO and co-founder of snapchat, Evan Spiegel says, “Snapchat isn’t about capturing the traditional Kodak moment. It’s about communicating with the full range of human emotion, not just what appears to be pretty or perfect.”

What is Snapchat story?

You might have experienced your friends taking out their smartphones, telling you to act cute so that they can keep your picture as their “Snapchat story”. Maybe this act of your friend has made you curious as to what a Snapchat story is. To put it simple, Snapchat stories are pictures or videos a user wishes to share with everyone in their friend list. It can be viewed multiple times within the time frame of twenty-four hours and after that, it automatically gets deleted.

How to view the Snapchat Story?

It is really very easy to view a Snapchat story. To view the Snapchat story these simple steps can be performed:

  1. Swipe left from the camera tab in Snapchat app.
  2. After swiping left you will see a tab where ‘discover’ is written.
  3. Below ‘discover’ you can see a place where ‘Friends’ is written and just below that you will be able to see the usernames of your friends and that is where you tap to view the story. (NOTE: The stories will be displayed according to the manner they were uploaded.)

How to Upload a Snapchat Story?

After learning how the snapchat story is viewed, you might be impatient to upload your own story and might have a desire to learn how to upload your own Snapchat story. Believe it or not uploading story in Snapchat is as easy as viewing one. There are two different ways as to how you will be able to upload your snapchat story.

Watching Snapchat Story from Camera Tab:

The following steps can be performed to add a story from the camera tab:

  1. Take a picture or video as you normally would while sending it to your friend.
  2. Once the picture is taken, at the bottom of the picture or video you will be able to find a small icon with plus sign (+). Click on that icon.
  3. Your picture or the video will be added to your story.

From The Snap Reply

You took a really nice selfie as your snap and you wish to send it to some of your friend and add it to your story as well, but you are uncertain of how to do that. In such a scenario the following steps can be useful:

  1. Take a picture or video as you normally would while sending it to your friend.
  2. Once the picture is taken, at the rightmost bottom you will find a blue colored icon with an arrow like thing on it. Click on that icon.
  3. Select the friends you want to send the snap to and select the “My story” option as well.
  4. After selecting, the same blue icon with an arrow like figure will appear at the bottom and click that icon.
  5. Your snap will be sent to your friends and will be added to the story as well.

Voila! Congratulations, you have successfully survived through this guide. Now, you can add snapchat stories and express yourself to the world.