According to a report, Snapchat is currently working on extending the reach of its “Stories” feature on the web as it also continues to test a major redesign of its Android and iOS apps.
“Snapchat is developing a new product called ‘Stories Everywhere’ with a goal of making ‘Stories’ available outside the app for the first time and kick-starting the app’s stagnant user growth,” technology website Cheddar reported late Wednesday.
The report also revealed that the company is also trying to make it easier to share videos on other platforms through a web player that prompts people to sign up and download the app.
Meanwhile, Snap Inc. — the parent company of Snapchat has appointed Rahul Chopra — the former Senior Vice-President and Global Head of Video at News Corp and the CEO of social data agency Storyful to lead the project. “Stories” enables the user to string together pictures and videos taken throughout the day.
Resembling social media giant Facebook’s “timeline”, this feature is public for all friends on the platform.
Significantly, a recent report by market research firm eMarketer predicted that Snapchat is expected to overtake Facebook for the first time in the US as the user growth of the latter is set to slow among teenagers and adults.
The app currently has 166 million users globally.