Early Thursday morning, Team Snapchat delivered its answer to Vine and Instagram Video: Snapchat Stories.
Introduced via the company’s blog in conjunction with a series of videos featuring indie bands Goldroom, Smallpools and Guards, Team Snapchat describes Stories as “a totally new way to share your day with friends -- or everyone. It’s fun and ephemeral, just like Snapchat.”
The new feature allows users to compile multiple short clips into a narrative that will live for 24 hours next to their names and will be viewable to all Snapchat friends (and you can see who has viewed your story).
Some users were curious and excited to play with the new feature:
My snapchat story would be comprised of selfies, food, public nudity and singing in cars...does it get better than that? #snapchatstories
— Monica Fineis (@MonFineis) October 3, 2013
— Jessica Kaplan (@jessicakap) October 3, 2013
#snapchatstories gonna have to see what this is all about
— Teryn Sullivan (@terynmeapart) October 3, 2013
This new snapchat story thing is kind of interesting yet I like it #snapchatstories
— Tyler Baker (@TheRealTBAKE) October 3, 2013
Not all Snapchatters are digging the change, though -- more than a few dissenters took to Twitter to voice their concerns:
Snapchat just got very, very confusing!?!?! #snapchatstories
— Sarah-Jane (@SJKania) October 3, 2013
Okay... So wtf is up with #snapchatstories
— Sammy B (@samcanhastweets) October 3, 2013
is this what it feels like to be old? i'm still so confused. #snapchatstories
— taylor loren (@taylrn) October 3, 2013
— Christina (@Stena_Poho) October 3, 2013
Addressing what some apparently feel is a confusing premise, Team Snapchat says in a blog post, “Playing with Stories is the best way to understand it.”
What do you think about the new feature? Will you use it?