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How to make a private story on Snapchat

Choose who gets to see your story on Snapchat.

Published onMarch 2, 2023

Stories on Snapchat are a fantastic way to interact with all of your friends and followers at once. However, Snapchat also offers the option to filter who can view your stories. With private stories on Snapchat, you can choose exactly who can and can’t see your story. Let’s review how to make a private story on Snapchat.


To make a private story on Snapchat, go to Profile > New Private Story. Select who you want as viewers, then tap Save. From your profile, you can tap the Add to Private Story button to add new posts to your private story.


How to make a private story on Snapchat

Crafting a private story is quite simple. You can customize who gets to see it, as well as edit it as you would a normal story. It sits in its own section on your profile underneath the normal stories section.

Starting a new private story on Snapchat

The first step in making a private story on Snapchat is to start a new private story. This can be done from your profile underneath the My Stories section.

  1. Go to your Snapchat profile.
  2. Tap the New Private Story button.
  3. Select all of the friends you want to be able to see your private story.
  4. Give your private story a name and tap Save.

Adding to your private story on Snapchat

After creating your new private story, you can add to it. Whoever you added as a viewer to your private story will be able to see posts to your private story.

  1. Tap the Add to Private Story button.
  2. Capture your image using the Snapchat camera.
  3. Edit and send your private story.

How to manage your private stories on Snapchat

After you’ve started a private story, you can edit the settings. This includes renaming your private story, editing the viewers, saving private story posts to your memories, and more.

  1. Go to your Snapchat profile.
  2. Tap the button on your Private Story.
  3. Select Delete StoryRename StoryEdit ViewersAuto-Save to Memories, or Save Story. If you wish to add to your private story, select Add to Story.

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