Snapchat has begun to roll out a new feature called "Memories" that will allow users to save snaps with the option to add them to their Snapchat Stories, the company announced on Wednesday.

The move marks a further shift away from the app's early focus on in-the-moment sharing, which first began with its introduction of its Stories feature, a visual status of sorts that lets users weave together photos and video clips that can be rewatched for 24 hours after they're posted.

Memories, which users will be able to access by swiping up from main camera screen, will act as a camera roll of sorts for saving and crafting new snaps. Snapchat is also making the vault of photos and videos searchable by keywords, similar to Google Photos or Apple's upcoming Photos app in iOS 10.

Memories will also be eligible to be included in Stories, and can be combined with other Memories or new snaps.

And since everyone has been in the awkward situation where they show a friend a photo in their camera roll only to have them swipe left or right onto other photos, Snapchat also announced a "My Eyes Only" option that can hide specific Memories from wider view in the collection.

You can see the new feature in action below.


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