A few weeks ago, some reports claimed that Snapchat is working on a new feature dubbed ‘Stories Anywhere’. This feature would let users post their Snap stories across the web.
This is no longer a rumour as Snapchat has confirmed to The Verge that a share button would soon be added to stories in the Discover section. This new feature will be introduced alongside the roll-out of the application’s major redesign.
This means that users would be able to share selected photos and videos with their friends and family over text, email, instant message, Facebook, Twitter and more. People who don’t have a Snapchat account or users who are viewing the Snaps on Desktop will be redirected to a Snapchat hosted media player online.
This feature is currently available in Australia and Canada, where both, the iOS and Android apps have already been updated with the new design, which was being teased by the company last November.
In the initial stages of the feature, Snapchat will be restricting the share option to three types of stories – Official Stories, Search Stories and Our Stories. The major downside of this feature being that the shared Stories will only be available to view for a limited time, similar to what we have seen in the app. Official Stories will be available for viewing for a single day, whereas Our Stories and Search Stories will be available to users for 30 days.