In the weeks leading up to the release of the redesigned Snapchat for users in the United States the company announced that users will be able to share Snapchat content outside of the app, a Snap Inc. spokesperson told International Business Times.
If you had a sudden inkling to share the events of last night on the town with your parents, for example (although we've no idea why you would), the new feature doesn't work like that.
The popular photo-sharing app is testing out a new feature that alerts the person you're screenshotting that you not-so-subtly just creeped on their story.
The feature will begin rolling out to Snapchat users now on the redesigned app on Wednesday, which is now available in countries including Australia and Canada (not yet in the U.S.).
Word of Snap's move to open up Snapchat Stories on the web leaked in late December.
Founded in 2011, Snapchat has grown to become one of the world's most popular social media apps - particularly among teenage social media users.
The change also comes after the app's redesigned UI came under pressure from users. You will be able to share your stories via text messages, iMessages, email, etc., by grabbing the URL. Giving users tools to help identify who's harassing or potentially preying on them is the step in the right direction to curb creepy social media activity. Interestingly, the company has also added that monetization of the stories is also being considered.
Official Stories will be available outside of Snapchat for 24 hours. The company, which reported lower-than-expected 178 million daily active users in the third quarter ended September 30, has been trying to attract new users and rolling out features, aiming to increase the time users spend on the app. An emoji will also appear next to their name, so you know they're the real deal.