Snapchat users will soon be able to share stories outside the app

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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.

But Snapchat is now adding a dedicated sharing feature that will let you fling your favourite Stories to absolutely anyone.

Snap announced that Snapchat users will soon be able to share their posts on other social media. A wider rollout will then follow as more regions receive the update.

Instagram is testing a new feature that notifies users when screenshot or screen recording of your stories taken by some one.

The type of "stories" which an user can share will expand over time. It will only be available on stories set to public but it will mean that you'll have to be a bit more careful when you get a bit snap happy after a few too many tequilas. However, you can only share Search Stories, Our Stories, and Official Stories.

In what seems to be its efforts to fight the sedated growth of the platform, Snapchat is apparently working to bring its flagship Stories feature to the web.

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While Snapchat is allowing content to seep out beyond its walled garden, it will maintain the ephemerality of that content. People will only be able to view Official Stories outside of Snapchat for 24 hours, and Our Stories and Search Stories will be available for 30 days; the availability windows mirror the ones imposed on those respective Stories within Snapchat's app.

"Our Stories make you feel like you're at an event, festival or celebration anywhere in the world and are hand-curated or automatically created by Team Snapchat". An emoji will also appear next to their name, so you know they're the real deal.

A recent report from The Daily Beast also says that, while Snapchat is still primarily being used as a messaging tool, only 20 percent of the users are actively viewing the company's Discover Edition daily.

A Snapchat web player has launched to support the new feature.

"You can also search keywords in Search to see Snaps from the community".