Author: Jessica Canale
Almost exactly two years ago, we proudly announced a new way for our users to organize and share their photos and videos with a new feature called Photobucket Stories. Photobucket Stories provided users with an easy way to create a “story” by adding their photos and videos, as well as text and backgrounds, in an easy to consume, horizontal layout. More engaging (and more fun) than sharing a single image or an album, Stories quickly became a favorite online scrapbooking tool for our users.
Today, we are equally as proud to announce that our beloved Photobucket Stories feature has grown up, and we’ve made it effortless to share your stories.
- No assembly required.
You no longer have to “create” a Story. Any album can now be viewed as a Story with one click. Photos, videos and animated gifs are automatically placed in the Story for you in the same order as the album. All you need to do is click “View as Story” in any album view.
- A touch of sophistication
We really love the scrapbook feel of Photobucket Stories, but know it is time for a more modern update. The new design is clean, sharp and makes any album look professionally curated. We clean up nicely, don’t you think?
- No longer limited to 150 photos.
All of the photos, videos, and animated gifs in an album will show in the Story.
- No upkeep.
When you add, remove, or re-arrange content in an album, the story will automatically update for you.
- Show off your photo descriptions.
Your photo descriptions will show automatically as accompanying text in Story view.
- Take a closer look.
Click on any photo, video or animated gif in the Story to zoom in and get more info.
- Hey, it’s your background.
By default, your Story background will be the first image in your album. You can choose any of your photos or animated gifs as your story background, or use one of the patterns we still offer.
- Share anywhere.
Photobucket Stories are still optimized for web and mobile, for sharing on your favorite social network, via email or text, or embedded on your blog. Share away.
What about my old Photobucket Stories?
If you had created one or many Photobucket Stories, we took the liberty of moving all of that content into separate albums for you so you can still view them as Stories and any links/embeds you have out there don’t break. You can find those new albums in your library list. If you need a little more help on this, check out our help articles here.
So go ahead and take a look in your Photobucket library. You’ve uploaded, imported, backed up, edited and organized your photos. Now it’s time to view and share those carefully curated albums in all their glory with the new Photobucket Stories.