LOS ANGELES — Snapchat is bringing groups to stories.
The Story feature, which lets you take a collection of photos and videos, jazz them up with text and graphics, and send them out to specific friends for a 24-hour period, added a dose of cooperation on Tuesday. A new feature, custom Stories, will allow collaboration with friends and family for group stories, which Snapchat parent Snap says is “perfect for a trip, a birthday party, or those new baby Snaps for family members across the country.”
The company says it’s received many requests to have friends work together on Stories.
The story feature from Snapchat has been copied blatantly by Facebook, for the social network and its Instagram and Messenger apps.
In April, Instagram announced that it now had 200 million daily active users for its Story feature, making it now bigger than the originator. Snap said recently it has nearly 166 million daily users.
As with private Snapchat stories, the group ones will also disappear within 24 hours. A new wrinkle is that the stories can be geo-fenced–users can select an exact location for the Stories to appear within the Snapchat app, but only up to 1 block radius.