Move over, doggy filter, there’s a new cool Snapchat feature in town.
While users have been able to take screenshots and download their favourite Stories for a while now, Snapchat is upping their game even more with its newest addition, Memories.
With this feature, users will be able to see a collection of their favourite moments by simply swiping up from the camera button.
They will also be able to search for specific Snaps by typing in keywords like “brunch” or “cat.”
Now, if you’re thinking, ‘Hey! How is this different from saving a pic to the gallery on my phone?” just wait, there’s more. In addition to saving past Snaps on the app’s server, you will also be able to use Memories to stitch your old Snaps or Stories into longer narratives.
The update also allows users to send old Snaps to friends, and even post them to their Story. If a Snap was taken over a day ago, it will appear with a frame around it so people know that it’s old news.
Lastly, we’ve all been in that situation where we’re showing a picture on our phone to our friends and they swipe a little too far. Whoops, there’s that cringeworthy bathroom selfie you hoped would never see the light of day. Fortunately, Memories allows you to move private Snaps and Stories to a section called “My Eyes Only” to avoid any awkward moments.
Long story short: your nudes are totally safe.
iOs and Android users can expect to see the Memories feature on the phone “sometime over the next month or so,” according to a company blog post. In the meantime, you’ll have to tide yourself over with whatever new filter they’ve come out with today.
As older users begin to discover Snapchat, only time will tell if the app will continue its meteoric rise to social network supremacy. One thing’s for sure: the days of having your Snapchat fade into internet obscurity will soon be a distant… memory.
I’ll show myself out.