A Snapchat Story is a 24 hour feed of pictures and videos. You can choose to make your Story public, private or custom. Public stories are meant to be seen by your entire contact list, while Private Stories can be shared with select people.

To start, log into your account. The app will then ask you to choose a username and password. Once you’ve entered the information, you will be prompted to select a profile picture. From there, you’ll be taken to the main app screen. On the left-hand side of the screen, you’ll see a “profile” icon. If you’re unfamiliar with the icon, it looks like a ghost. Depending on your device, you may be able to swipe up from the bottom to reach the “memories” section of the screen.

create your first custom story

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To create your first custom story, you’ll need to decide what type of Snapchat account you’re going to have. You can either go with the default option, which lets you share with all your contacts, or you can block individual friends or groups. Similarly, you can delete images or videos from your story.

As mentioned earlier, you can use the “My Stories” section to share your favorite snaps with the people you’d rather keep out of your contact list. This enables you to send direct snaps, and you can also add text or emojis to the photos before sending. Another option is to add drawings and effects to your photos before you hit “send.”

There are many ways to create a story on Snapchat. Some of the most popular include creating a custom story, a private story, and a group story. However, if you aren’t comfortable with sharing with all your contacts, you can always opt for the “friends only” option.

The first thing to do is to find a good background to place your Snapchat story on. Your story should have an interesting background, and you should consider using geofilters for added fun. Ideally, your story should have enough of a background that viewers won’t have to burn more than two minutes before they’re able to view it.

your story should have enough of a background

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For the best results, try to film your story from several different angles. Creating multiple shorter clips from different views can help to create a “choppy” effect, which will keep viewers’ attention longer. It’s not recommended that you repeat the same shot, however.

The other thing to do before you send your story is to select the audience for it. This is one of the most important steps. If you don’t already have a friend group to invite to your story, you can add them by clicking on the search bar. Alternatively, you can scroll through your list of friends to find a suitable group. Regardless of which option you choose, remember to announce your story before you send it. Otherwise, it’ll just be lost in the shuffle.

In the end, the quickest way to share an event is to use the Snapchat Stories feature. This allows you to quickly send a Snap to the most people, and to select who you would like to share the story with.