Snap unveils Story Studio, a new standalone video editing app for iPhone users
Snap, the parent company of Snapchat, has unveiled a brand new app called Story Studio. The standalone video editing app is currently available for iOS users and will allow creators using an iPhone to create vertical videos to share across different platforms. Using Story Studio, layers and captions can be added to a video. In addition, the edited videos can be exported directly to Snapchat to be shared as a story or on Spotlight. They can also be downloaded and shared through other channels. Currently, Story Studio is available in select regions.
Snap at its Snap Partner Summit in May this year, introduced Story Studio which would allow creators to create short TikTok-like videos using a variety of editing tools. Snap describes Story Studio as a fast, fun way for creators to create more advanced and engaging vertical videos to share anywhere. The app is currently listed on the Apple App Store.
The Story Studio app comes with editing tools that can be used for precise cropping. It allows adding captions, stickers and layers to videos. Users can also select suitable songs and sound clips for their videos from the app. Moreover, with the Story Studio app, iPhone users can also try out the latest Snapchat viral lens.
It will also allow you to add visual effects using AR lenses that transform faces, bodies and entire scenes. As mentioned, along with the app, the Snapchat Sounds library including a catalog of licensed tracks and user-created audio will be available to all users.
Snap notes that people can work on multiple projects at once with the Story Studio app. It has an auto-save feature that allows users to review and edit past projects. Once edited, it can be shared directly on Snapchat from the Story Studio app. In addition, the videos can be downloaded and published on other authorized platforms. Unlike TikTok, edited videos will not be watermarked.
Story Studio is now available as a free download for iOS users in select regions. The app requires an iPhone with an A12 or later processor, and iOS v14.7 or later. However, it’s unclear whether it will debut on Android.