Snap will let users share Stories outside Snapchat with a new web player. Snapchat will add a new share option to Story tiles in its Discover section. From there, users will be able to share a link via text or email outside of the main Snapchat app. To view these Stories on the web, Snap is launching a desktop web viewer accessible over at Snapchat.com.
Snap is being careful to clarify that this share option will only work for three varieties of public Stories: its Official Stories, Our Stories, and Search Stories. Official Stories are those that are created by verified Snapchat accounts, like those of media, sports, and entertainment organizations, as well as celebrities. Those Stories will remain available on the web for up to 24 hours, Snap says. Users can share that content by finding it in the Discover section of the app, and then press and hold down on the tile to pull up the new share option.
Our Stories are the collaborative, crowdsourced variety of Stories that Snap launched back in 2014 and let users publicly contribute snaps to a shared group that anyone on the app can view. Snap says that similar to the situation on mobile, Our Stories will be available on the web for up to 30 days before disappearing. Search Stories is another way to access public, user-generated snaps by searching keywords, and Snap says those will be available on the web for 30 days, just like Our Stories.