If you only want to allow selected friends to view your SnapChat story, you can create a private story in your account. We’ll show you how to do this in SnapChat on iPhone and Android.
How SnapChat’s private story works.
In SnapChat Private Story, only you can add Snaps. Also, only your selected friends can view these stories. Your unselected friends won’t even know you created a private story.
Your friends will see your personal stories mixed with yours and mine. However, private stories and my stories may appear separately on an Android device.
Related: How to allow only friends to contact you in SnapChat.
How to create a private story on SnapChat.
To make your first SnapChat private story, launch the SnapChat app on your iPhone or Android phone. In the upper left corner of the app, tap on your profile icon.
On your profile page, next to “My Stories”, tap “Private Story”.
You will see a “New Private Story” screen. Here, select friends who can see your story. Then, at the bottom of this screen, tap “Create Story”.
You will now see the “Rename Story” prompt. In this pointer, tap the text field and type the name of your story. Then tap “Save”.
SnapChat will bring you back to your profile screen. Your personal story is now created and you can start adding content to it. To do so, tap on your newly created private story in the “My Stories” section on your profile page.
SnapChat will unlock your phone’s camera to allow you to retrieve content and add it to your private story.
To add a photo or video from your phone’s gallery to your personal story, check out our guide on how to do it.
If you want to delete your private story, access your profile page in SnapChat. Next to your personal story, tap on three points. Select “Delete Story” from the three-dot menu.
In the gesture that opens, tap “Delete” and your private story will be deleted.
And that’s how you create SnapChat stories that only a few of your friends can see!
SnapChat offers a variety of options to help you manage your stories, such as the option to prevent people from viewing your stories. This is very useful if you do not want anyone to access the contents of your story.
Related: How to stop some people from their SnapChat story.