Snapchat ends our long nightmare by killing Story Auto Advance

Before Instagram copied it, Snapchat’s rolling 24-hour Story feature was a quick way to keep up with anyone you follow on the app. There was just one problem: Viewing a new Story would play not only that person’s post, but any other new posts in the queue. That means a (completely theoretical) viewing session could jump between a random celebrity selfie, video from a concert, something X-rated and then a video of someone’s kids playing with their pets, and there was no way to know for sure what would be next. Now, Snapchat is pulling back on the Auto Advance feature in favor of Story Playlist.

https://snapchat.tumblr.com/post/151484999099/story-playlist

With the Playlist, you can choose which videos to watch together, just hit the thumbnail to the left of a friend’s name to add them to the list, then hit play. Otherwise, when you view a Story, it will just play that Story and then stop. The new feature is rolling out today to “select” Snapchatters on Android, and will soon be available for everyone on Android and iOS.

Source: Snapchat (Tumblr)

Source: Engadget - Read the full article here

Author: Daily Tech Whip

This article is part of our 'News Tiles' service. The site is currently in Beta. When it is fully operational you will be able to search through and arrange the 'Tiles' to display a keyword, product or technology over your chosen time period. For example you would be able to display all of the leading tech articles on the new Kindle Fire, in one spot in real time. You will also have access to our own original reporting and analysis as well as a polished place to post your own thoughts & reviews here, amongst the Daily Tech Whip Community. Please let us know if you have any feedback via the contact form or via Twitter. Don't forget to come back next week and see our full site and claim your name and your own free tech blog.

Share This Post On