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Snapchat debuts video... and, yep, it disappears!

  • Users can now combine short videos to create stories
  • 'Story' videos last for 24 hours; users divided over feature
Snapchat debuts video... and, yep, it disappears!

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).

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Some users were curious and excited to play with the new feature:


Not all Snapchatters are digging the change, though -- more than a few dissenters took to Twitter to voice their concerns:

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?

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