Snapchat is known by many as the social network that focuses mainly on killing off user data. That means all your snaps–or, your files uploaded to it–will be deleted after a while. That said, it is still looking for ways to stay relevant and competitive in the world dominated by Facebook (and of Twitter in some manner).
This week, the app-only network unveiled the Memories feature, and it will literally bring back some of the user’s old snaps. To explain this further, here’s the feature’s description, written by Snapchat on its blog post for the new upgrade:
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!
Snapchat says users can take advantage of the feature when they’re planning to create “new Stories” using snaps that they’ve taken, or even combine different Stories into a “longer narrative.” For the feature’s example, Snapchat suggests that members can use it when celebrating an anniversary or birthday by finding some old snaps and filing them together to create a new Story.
Also in the feature is the ability to somewhat send Snaps from Memories to friends. For instance, if you post a Snap you took more than a day ago to you Story, it will appear with a frame around it, letting your followers know that it is from the past, or the Memories.
Snapchat underlines the fact that Memories you post are stored in Snapchat’s server, and it won’t backup any photos stored in your camera roll (or the photo storage of your phone).
The new update will roll out to users over the next month or so, the company added. If you want to see the feature in action, please watch the video below.
Source: Snapchat Blog.