How to create a Private Story on Snapchat.

This is a tutorial on how to create a Private Story on Snapchat. This can be useful if you want to limit who can see certain snaps but you also don’t want to send them directly to people. The feature is also useful for people who are sensitive about their privacy and feel as though they have too many “prying eyes” on Snapchat.

Step 1. Take a snap

Start off by taking a photo with the Snapchat app, just like you would normally do:

Snapchat - Send snap.

Once you’ve taken your photo, press the blue send icon in the bottom right-hand corner.

Step 2. Click on “+ Private Story”

On the Send To screen, you should see an option in the top right-hand corner called + Private Story:

Add to Private Story

The Private Story option on Snapchat.

At the time of writing (May, 2020), this button was located directly underneath the New Group option.

Step 3. Select the friends that will be allowed to see your Private Story.

This is the crucial moment when you get to pick and choose which friends can view your Private Story. Simply scroll down through your friend list and put a blue tick beside anyone that is “worthy” of being a part of your cool new secret club:

Select friends for your private Snapchat story.

Select your friends.

Once you’ve selected your friends, scroll down to the bottom of the app and click on the blue Create Story button.

Step 4. Name your story.

At this point, Snapchat will prompt you to enter a custom name for your Private Story. Although you can call it anything that you want to, I would suggest picking something that is descriptive, just in case you create a different one later on:

Name your Private Story.

A pop-up will appear asking you to name your new Private Story.

The name of the story should reflect who can see it. Example: “Work”, “Family” or “College friends.” You do not want to make the mistake of sending a snap to the wrong Snapchat story just because you gave your private stories a bunch of obscure names.

Step 5. Send the snap to your new Private Story.

Finally, your new Private Story will appear as an option under the Stories section and Snapchat will give you an option to select it:

Send to private story.

To send a snap to it, simply select and press the send button at the bottom.

And that’s it. You have now created your first Private Story on Snapchat.

Related article: Remove someone from your private story.