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How To Join A Private Story On Snapchat

✎ Key Takes:

» You can join a private story on Snapchat by creating a custom story and allowing people to join through a simple tap on the name, ensuring exclusivity among participating friends.
» Also, use the “Leave” button after tapping on a private story if you wish to discontinue your participation, providing an easy exit option for stories that may not capture your interest.

How To Join A Private Story On Snapchat:

There are two different ways that you can follow to join a private story on Snapchat.

1. Create A Custom Story & Share

If you want to create custom stories that would be available to only those selected people who join it, you can do it in no time by just acting according to the right steps.

When you’re creating custom stories you should be aware that those selected few people who join your custom story would also be able to post or contribute just like you.

custom or private story

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application on your device, now on the camera screen, you need to click a picture or video that you want to post in the custom story.

Step 2: Once you’re done taking the picture or video, you will see some options appearing on the right side of the screen vertically.

Step 3: Now click on the third option i.e. the sticker option.

Step 4: You’ll see several stickers prompting on your screen. Above that, you’ll find an option Story. Click on it.

you'll find an option Story

Step 5: Between the two options of Custom Story and Private Story, choose the first one of Custom Story. You should know that it enables the audience who joins your story to contribute to it by posting stuff. 

choose the first one of Custom Story

Step 6: Now launch a name to your custom story and leave the name as a sticker on the story.

Step 7: Then post it by clicking on the Send option at the lower right corner. 

Click on Send

Step 8: Select the +Private Story option and then check the names of the ones whom you want to permit to see your private story.

Select the +Private Story option

Step 9: Then tap on Create Story.

Then tap on Create Story

Step 10: Provide the story with a name then click on the Save option.

story with a name then click on the Save option

Now the story is visible to your selected friends.

When your friends whom you’ve selected to view your custom story, will view your story, they’ll be able to join your custom story by tapping and holding the name sticker.

The option to join the story would appear as Join story. Click on that. As it’s a custom story the friends who are joining the story can contribute to it by adding a snap. For that click on Add a snap.

2. Invite to Join Private Story

When you want to make your story available to only some people who join your story you can do that using the Private story feature of Snapchat. It’s not the same as the custom story as it doesn’t provide the viewers with any permission to post any snap to the private story.

Only you can post or contribute to it and none else. The Friends who’ll join the story will only view it as the audience. 

join story snapchat

The following steps will convey the details about how to invite people to join your private story and you’ll be able to perform it accordingly without any issues. 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat application on your device.

Step 2: Now on the camera screen capture the photo or video which you want to post in your private story.

Step 3: On the right side of the picture, you’ll find some options placed vertically. From there click the third option which is the Sticker. 

Send Sticker

Step 4: Now you’ll find the option Story at the first row of the sticker page. Click on it.

Step 5: You’ll find two options prompting your screen. Select the second one which is a Private Story.

Step 6: Then write the name of your story inside the box of New Private Story.


Step 7: Keep the name as a sticker on your story.

Step 8: Then click on the Send to button on the lower right side of your screen.

Send Sticker

Step 9: You’ll be provided with options for how you want to post the story. Select the option + Private Story which you’ll find next to the headline My Stories. 

Select the option + Private Story

Step 10: Checkmark the friends with whom you want to share the private story and click on the Create story.


Step 11: Save it after naming the story by clicking on the Save button.


Step 12: Now the story is visible to the friends you’ve selected.

Step 13: When they view your story, they’ll be able to join your story as an audience by tapping and holding the name sticker on the story.

Step 14: They’ll find the same name as an option in the promoting menu with Join story written just below it. Clicking on that option they’ll find the Join story option button in blue. Click on it.

Step 15: The blue button will turn to grey and the words Joined will flash on the screen after they join your story.

They’ll only be able to view your story but will not be able to contribute to it as it’s a private story and only you have access to contribute.

What is a Private Story on Snapchat:

Snapchat Private Stories are the stories posted to be viewed by selective people only. Here the owner of the story, before posting the story, chooses a few selective people with whom he wants to share his private story on Snapchat after which he uploads the story on his Snapchat profile. 

This is different from a regular story because, unlike a regular snap story, private snap stories can’t be viewed by your entire friend list. A private story also has a purple lock icon on it, that separates it from a regular story. 

🔴 Steps To Upload A Private Story:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat profile. 

Step 2: Next, you need to log in to your Snapchat profile. 

Step 3: Then you need to click on the Bitmoji icon from the top left corner to go to your Snapchat profile page. 

Click on bitmoji

Step 4: Click on +New Story. 

Click on +New Story

Step 5: Then click on New Private Story. 

click on New Private Story

Step 6: Select the friends with whom you want to share the private story. 

Step 7: Click on Create Story

Click on Create Story

Step 8: Provide a name and click on Done

click on Save

Step 9: Then click on the story name from the My Stories list and then click or select a snap. 

Select snap

Step 10: Click on the paper plane icon to post it. 

Click on send button
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