A new July Snapchat update delivers two big new features that will help you create better Snapchat stories and a way to make sure some Snaps aren’t shared. This is what you need to know about Snapchat Memories and the new Snapchat My Eyes Only features in the latest Snapchat update.
Snapchat is not just about sending sexts, it’s a way that many people communicate day-to-day similar to iMessage, Facebook Messages and Whats App.
The Snapchat app has also evolved into a way to share what you are doing every day through Snapchat Stories that your friends and followers can see without you directly sending it to them.
The July Snapchat update supercharges your Snapchat stories with a new Memories feature and the My Eyes Only option will help keep your private Snaps private.
Here’s what the new Snapchat features are and how to use Snapchat Memories and Snapchat My Eyes Only features.
What are Snapchat Memories?
Snapchat Memories are a personalized collection of your best Snaps. This will allow you to swipe up and see your favorite snaps at a glance. Even better, it is searchable so that you can find the Snaps and Stories that you want.
You can search for “dog”, “NYC”, “baby” and others to see the Snaps and Snapchat stories that they want.
When this is available to you, you can swipe up from the camera screen to use see your Snapchat Memories.
How to Use Snapchat Memories?
When you take a Snap, you can choose to save to memories so that you can make sure the memories you want are saved.
You can also add Stories to Snaps so that you can pull together a variety of Snapchat Stories into a bigger memory.
You can post Snaps from Memories to a Story or to your friends in new ways once this is turned on. Swipe up from the camera screen to see your snaps
When Can I Use Snapchat Memories?
Right now you will need to wait to use Snapchat Memories on your iPhone or Android. The July Snapchat update adds the Snapchat Memories feature, but it is not unlocked for everyone yet.
You don’t need to sign up for a waitlist, join any Facebook groups or pay to unlock Snapchat Memories.
When your account is ready for Snapchat Memories you will get a message from Team Snapchat. Until then you cannot swipe up to access Snapchat Memories.
The Snapchat Memories feature will be available to users throughout this month in a staggered rollout.
What is Snapchat My Eyes Only?
The Snapchat My Eyes Only feature allows you to make sure you can share your Snapchat Memories with others while looking at your phone but keep some of your photos and videos private.
When looking at Snapchat Memories, you can tap on My Snap at the top and choose to Move to My Eyes Only so that it will not show up in your Memories.
Snapchat Memories Backups
While Snapchat does not back up your camera roll, it does back up Snapchat Memories to Snapchat so that you will not lose them if your phone breaks. Snapchat only backs up the photos and videos that you add to a new Story or to My Eyes Only.
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