Snapchat introduces Memories; Windows phone users collectively sigh

Snapchat has introduced Memories, describing it as "a new way to save Snaps and Stories on Snapchat." The feature will allow users to save their Stories to servers and allow them to later retrieve the footage to be shared with family and friends.

Memories can be found by swiping up from the Camera and can be searched using key words, making it easy to share Stories. Although Snapchat has always been about capturing the moment and uploading it to a Story on the fly, the new update will allow users to upload archived footage from their Memories to a current Snapchat Story. This feature will even allow users to take things a step further, by combining Stories to create an even longer and more elaborate tale. In order to distinguish archived footage from current, Snapchat will create a frame around a Story that's over a day old that will show that it's from the past.

If there is content that is not suitable for all eyes, users will also be able to move Snaps and Stories to a section called My Eyes Only, which is pretty self-explanatory.

Last month, rumors appeared that Snapchat would be releasing an app for Windows phones, based on the statement of various official Lumia Twitter accounts. Microsoft Support would also confirm the rumor a couple days later, but no official PR channel has been willing to touch the subject.

Just in case you're a Windows phone user and you thought that a major Snapchat announcement like this might come alongside the launch of a Windows 10 app, it's bad news for you.

The company says that Memories will be rolling out selectively to Android and iOS over the next month, but app updates seem to be rolling out right now.

Source: Snapchat

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