Introducing Memories


Memories is a new way to save Snaps and Stories on Snapchat. It’s a personal collection of your favorite moments that lives below the Camera screen. Just swipe up from the Camera to open Memories!

It’s super easy to find the Snap or Story you’re looking for in just a few seconds by typing keywords like “dog” or “Hawaii” — that way you can spend less time searching and more time enjoying your Memories.

You can use Memories to create new Stories from Snaps you’ve taken, or even combine different Stories into a longer narrative! It’s fun to celebrate an anniversary or birthday by finding a few old Snaps and stringing them together into a new Story :)

We’ve also created a new way to send Snaps from Memories to your friends, or even post them to your Story. If you post a Snap you took more than a day ago to your Story, it will appear with a frame around it so that everyone knows it’s from the past.

We realized that Snapchatters want to feel comfortable showing their Memories to friends while they’re hanging out together, so we made it easy to move Snaps and Stories to My Eyes Only — and avoid awkward moments when a friend stumbles upon a Snap meant just for you.

Memories is backed up by Snapchat. We won’t backup any photos or videos from your Camera Roll, unless you use one to make a new Story or add it to My Eyes Only. In that case, we’ll back up only the photo or video that you used.

We’ll be rolling out Memories selectively over the next month or so — it’s a big change for our service so we want to make sure everything is running smoothly! You’ll receive a Chat from Team Snapchat when Memories is ready for you to use.

Happy Snapping!

As social media gurus, we are obsessed with exploring the growing utility of evolving social platforms. Snapchat has rapidly diversified since its initial success, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that it continues to add new features. Until now, the app has lacked a function that allows users to store and view saved Snapchats. Memories will not only offer users the ability to preserve and store Snapchat pictures in one place, but it will also allow users to send their own “memories” to friends and even post them to their personal Snapchat stories. Although the addition of Memories will further distance Snapchat away from its initial purpose, privately sharing photos that disappear shortly after they are opened, it offers a “My Eyes Only” option that allows users to create memories that only they can see.

We have been delighted with Snapchat’s past installments of Snapchat Discover and Live Stories, so we can’t wait to see how the release of Memories will change and enhance how we use Snapchat. It will be interesting to explore the new Memories feature and observe how this new addition will boost the functionality and utility of the app.