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6 July 2016

In a blog post today, Snapchat introduced a new feature it calls Memories. "Just swipe up from the Camera to open Memories!" the post said.

Your collection of favorite moments will suddenly appear before your eyes. And you can even search for particular ones using keywords. Memories can even create new Stories by stringing together the Snaps you've found.

And if you share an old Story, it's framed so your friends will know it's, well, um, "from the past." But then what isn't?

Privacy concerns are addressed by moving your Snaps and Stories to My Eyes Only.

It's an unusual initiative for a company that made its mark with an app whose distinguishing feature was that it forgot whatever you shared. But, when you think about it, not all that strange.

It will be rolling out over the next month, the company said. For more information see the text of the blog post below.

Introducing Memories

Memories is a new way to save Snaps and Stories on Snapchat. It's a personal collection of your favorite moments that lives below the Camera screen. Just swipe up from the Camera to open Memories!

It's super easy to find the Snap or Story you're looking for in just a few seconds by typing keywords like "dog" or "Hawaii" -- that way you can spend less time searching and more time enjoying your Memories.

You can use Memories to create new Stories from Snaps you've taken or even combine different Stories into a longer narrative! It's fun to celebrate an anniversary or birthday by finding a few old Snaps and stringing them together into a new Story :)

We've also created a new way to send Snaps from Memories to your friends or even post them to your Story. If you post a Snap you took more than a day ago to your Story, it will appear with a frame around it so that everyone knows it's from the past.

We realized that Snapchatters want to feel comfortable showing their Memories to friends while they're hanging out together, so we made it easy to move Snaps and Stories to My Eyes Only -- and avoid awkward moments when a friend stumbles upon a Snap meant just for you.

Memories is backed up by Snapchat. We won't backup any photos or videos from your Camera Roll, unless you use one to make a new Story or add it to My Eyes Only. In that case, we'll back up only the photo or video that you used.

We'll be rolling out Memories selectively over the next month or so -- it's a big change for our service so we want to make sure everything is running smoothly! You'll receive a Chat from Team Snapchat when Memories is ready for you to use.

Happy Snapping!

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