Snapchat

How To Find Your 2017 Snapchat Memories Story For A Nostalgic Look At Your Snaps

By
Ad failed to load

Remember the days when your shelves were filled with homemade scrapbooks and photo albums (complete with all the '90s song lyrics)? Filing away memories was a must when most of your pictures were coming from a recently developed disposable camera. Now, there are so many ways to take pictures right from your phone that you might find yourself filling up your camera roll without taking the time to look back at all the special moments you've captured. One of your favorite apps has the solution to your problem, and you'll be set for a stroll (er, scroll) down memory lane when you learn how to find your 2017 Snapchat Memories Story.

Taking stock of the year you're about to put behind you is a good way to prepare for the new year ahead. Thankfully, Snapchat is making it easy for you to recall your favorite photo memories. On Wednesday, Dec. 27, the app is launching a personalized "2017 Story" for each of its users that utilizes the Memories feature. If you're not familiar, the Memories feature is where your Snap photos and videos go when you save them.

To get ahold of your very own "2017 Story," all you have to do is tap or swipe up on the Memories icon located right below the capture button in the app. Once you're in Memories, the 2017 Story will be at the top of the "ALL" tab — hopefully complete with your best puppy filter selfies.

Ad failed to load

You can watch your "2017 Memories" and share it with your family and friends.

Snapchat

Your 2017 Story will be tailored to the unique year you've had these past 12 months, as it is created using a combination of markers such as location, date, and captions. If you're feeling creative, you can also harken back to your scrapbooking days and edit your 2017 Story by deleting which Snaps you'd rather not include in the the bunch.

Ad failed to load
Snapchat

Snapchat is answering a demand from users with the introduction of the 2017 Story, according to spokesperson for Snapchat. Snapchatters have been asking for a way to relive their favorite moments from throughout the year. Now that Snapchat's Memories feature has been live for more than a year (after launching in the summer of 2016), the app is able to go one step further and personalize individual year-in-review type Stories for its loyal users.

Memories is Snapchat's answer to the question of what to do when you want to save your Snap — rather than send it out into the great unknown after eight seconds. You can save individual photos and videos or entire Stories. It appears that Snapchat will be busy creating a lot of 2017 Stories since more than one-third of active Snapchat users swipe into the Memories feature each day. Beyond that, there are tens of millions Snapchatters simply saving Snaps to their Memories.

Ad failed to load
Giphy

2017 has definitely been a whirlwind of year, so it's nice to know that you have a place to go to look back on the special moments you've captured this past year.

Don't forget that Snapchat also introduced a lot of fun new features throughout the year. So, you'll also get to relive all the Snaps that you felt were worthy of the Snapchat dancing hotdog, or the Snaps in which your very own Bitmoji was getting a virtual caffeine fix or relaxing with some yoga with Snapchat's World Lenses.

Ad failed to load
Giphy

A lot can happen in a year, and if you're not keeping track, you could forget about some of the funniest or most special moments. With your 2017 Story, you won't have to worry about leaving any of the best memories behind.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Ad failed to load
Ad failed to load

Must Reads

The Travel Accessory You Need This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Leaving behind your hometown and exploring the great beyond is one of the most important things you'll ever do in your lifetime. It breaks the monotony of your daily routine, pushes you out of your comfort zone, and forces you to appreciate a world c…
By Roya Backlund

6 Commitment-Free Ways To Change Up Your Look After A Breakup, If You Feel Like It

I'm married and not breaking up (I just had to clarify before I get a call from my husband wondering what's going on). However, if for some reason we ever did separate (again, not happening!), I've imagined I'd have this Eat, Pray, Love moment where …
By Stephanie Montes

Here's Everything That's Leaving Netflix In June

Summer is here, and with it comes plenty of opportunity to binge watch more movies and TV shows that we never knew we needed in our lives. May has passed by in a blink of an eye, so I definitely need to catch up on what Netflix is getting rid of afte…
By Kristen Perrone

Cherry Print Is One Of Summer's Biggest Fashion Trends & It's So Much Sweeter Than Florals

If there's one thing that I've had my eye on this summer it's a cool, flirty cherry-print dress. Along with versatile black tops and blue denim, the color red has become a staple in my wardrobe this year and anytime I can infuse it into my daily look…
By Ariana Marsh

13 Must-Have Experiences You Should Buy In Your 20s, Instead Of A New Couch

Life is one big experience. When you hit your 20s, though, you start getting pulled in the direction of your responsibilities. It isn't totally a bad thing, but you don't want to get so wrapped into adulting that you forget life's zest. Amazing exper…
By Jasmine Vaughn-Hall

I Tried Kim Kardashian's Weird Beauty Obsession & I Can't Stop Taking Selfies

You've been there before: You're scrolling through your Instagram feed when you see your favorite celeb post about their favorite new product — a face serum, vitamins that will make your skin brighter, or a specialty food service. You can't help but …
By Stephanie Montes

Where You Should Vacation This Summer, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Summer is so much more than just sweating in 90 degree weather and enjoying a long, lazy break from school (if you're lucky enough to still be in school). It's a time for making exciting new plans, falling madly and hopelessly in love, opening your m…
By Roya Backlund

Wander or Bust: The Amalfi Coast May Just Be The Most Beautiful Thing You'll Ever See

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They'll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, a…
By Kaylin Pound

6 Brutally Honest Phases Of Life After A Breakup, Because You Will Survive 

If you've ever been through a bad breakup, you know that the struggle is real. For the weeks (or possibly months, if it was a really bad one) that follow, life can be rough, but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. Don't believe me? Just l…
By Rachel Shatto

Here's How You Can Find Out What Your Aura Color Is

Do you remember that movie Almost Famous? More specifically, the scene where William is trying to have a phone call with his mom, but a clairvoyant Band-Aid keeps shouting "Your aura is purple!" in his face? Well, that was the first time I had ever h…
By Roya Backlund

9 Women In Their 20s Reflect On The Advice They Wish They Had At Graduation

Graduating college can feel seriously scary. You've spent your entire life in school, working and preparing for the moment you enter the real world, but what happens when you get there? What if things don't go totally according to plan? You may have …
By Brittney Morgan

3 Early Signs You Are Going To Have Undeniable Chemistry With Your Crush

I don't know if there's anything better than the excitement of having a new crush — especially when that feeling's reciprocated. The butterflies that rush through your stomach as soon as they enter a room. The electricity that zips through your veins…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Emoji Pool Floats Are Here To Match Every Mood You’re In This Summer

Searching for the perfect poolside accessory to lounge around in this summer? This year’s hottest warm weather water trend isn’t a big floppy hat or designer sunglasses — it’s an emoji pool float. That’s right: Your favorite little digital expression…
By Rachel Murphy

Here's How Your Mood & Your Favorite Music Are Secretly Connected, According To Science

If you're someone who's likely to be found with ear buds in her ears at all times, you might not realize just how often you listen to music, or the ways in which it's really affecting you. From your morning commute to the tunes you blast while you co…
By Caroline Burke

This Is How Long It Takes For A Partner To Really Trust You, According To Experts

Trust is easily one of the most important parts of a healthy relationship, but typically, it's not something that's fully there from the start because it takes some time to build. How long it takes for a partner to trust you is a question that doesn'…
By Tayi Sanusi

7 Things You Forgot To Thank Your High School Friends For & Should ASAP

Friends are a dime a dozen, but a solid, genuine group of girlfriends can be difficult to come by. When you find your tribe, you need to stick with them until the end. For some lucky people, your high school friends have been your besties since day o…
By Rachel Chapman

These 3 Zodiac Signs Will Have The Best Week, So Bask In The Glory

It's officially the second week of May, and the warmth of spring has finally arrived. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the bright weather is allowing everyone to finally break out their favorite pair of shorts. If you think the gorgeou…
By Roya Backlund

7 Men Reveal What Attracted Them To Their Last Crush & They'll Make You Swoon

He reminded me of Nate Archibald from Gossip Girl. That's legitimately what I found appealing about my most recent crush. Sorry, but it doesn't get any deeper than that. In other instances though, when I'm not trying to live out my lustful, adolescen…
By Sydnee Lyons

A Relationship Expert Reveals His Long-Distance Relationship Survival Guide

"Long-distance relationships are extremely relaxing and easy to navigate," said no one in a long-distance relationship ever. Whether you are bicoastal babes or a quick two-hour train ride apart, distance makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes…
By Kimmy Foskett
)}