Published: Fri, December 29, 2017
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Snapchat working on a new 'Stories Everywhere' feature

Snapchat working on a new 'Stories Everywhere' feature

This, of course, is bad news for Snapchat itself, as it has been significantly lagging behind Instagram in terms of user numbers for some time now.

Snapchat's year in review feature is going to roundup 2017 using snaps and videos that you posted throughout the year.

Now according to a report by Cheddar, Snapchat is looking to open up stories with a feature called "Stories Everywhere", which would let you share stories, well, everywhere, similar to how tweets can be embedded on other websites.

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"Stories Everywhere" is the new feature which is reportedly being worked upon. Since Facebook and Instagram copy Snapchat's features, Evan Spiegel's social media site suffered with decreasing user engagement. Currently, you can only view stories on the app. The idea is to boost the presence of Snapchat beyond just its mobile app. According to the company, "Each Snapchatter's own 2017 Story will include snaps that are automatically categorized and strung together to tell a fun, year-end narrative that's personal to you".

The "Stories Everywhere" video product now in development-first reported by Cheddar on Wednesday-would be a way for the company to break out of its insular world and impact the larger digital media landscape. However, the feature is still in its early stages Moreover, former News Corp senior vice president and global head of video Rahul Chopra is the head the project. In a separate memo sent out to employees and obtained by Cheddar, Bell outlined the team's goals for 2018: "increase the overall output of content in the redesigned Discover feed, widen content distribution and double-down on news". Snap has committed to continuously invest in developing new processes to ensure that Android users get a high-quality application. Unfortunately, it did not come close to Instagram Stories' active users of 300 million per month.

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