Snap, Snapchat’s parent company, has unveiled a brand new app called Story Studio. The standalone video editing app is currently available to iOS users and allows creators using an iPhone to create vertical videos that they can share across platforms. Story Studio allows adding layers and captions to a video. Edited videos can also be exported directly to Snapchat for sharing as a Story or on Spotlight. They can also be downloaded and shared through other channels. Currently, Story Studio is available in select regions.
At the Snap Partner Summit in May this year, Snap introduced Story Studio at the Snap Partner Summit that allows creators to create TikTok-like short videos using a variety of editing tools. Snap describes Story Studio as a quick and fun way for creators to create more sophisticated, engaging vertical videos that they can share anywhere. The app is currently in the Apple App Store.
The Story Studio app comes with editing tools that can be used for frame-precise trimming. Allows adding captions, stickers, and layers to videos. Users can also select suitable songs and audio clips for their videos from within the app. In addition, the Story Studio app also allows iPhone users to try out the latest viral Snapchat lens.
You can also add visual effects with AR lenses that transform faces, bodies and entire scenes. As mentioned, with the app, the Snapchat Sounds library, including a catalog of licensed songs 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 autosave feature that allows users to revisit and edit past projects. Once the edit is complete, it can be shared directly to Snapchat from the Story Studio app. Also, videos can be downloaded and posted on other allowed platforms. Unlike TikTok, the edited videos are not watermarked.
Story Studio is now available as a free download for iOS users in select regions. The app requires an iPhone with an A12 processor or higher and iOS v14.7 or newer. However, there is no word on whether it will debut on Android.