What if you could combine numerous multimedia elements into one platform to tell a creative, fun story.

Let me tell you how.

The app, Storify, allows users to turn what people post on social media into compelling stories.

Storify collects photos, tweets, videos and more to publish in an interactive story format.

Before I tell how to use Storify, let me provide you with friendly acronym:

(S)tore

(T)rack

(O)rganize

(R)each

(I)ntegrate

(F)ilter

(Y)ourself

These tag words describe how Storify is used to tell stories.

Step 1: Log into Twitter of Facebook

Step 2: Click on Create New Story which will open a blank platform for you to create a story.

Step 3: On the top right hand corner, you will find media sources to curate the elements of your story. You can search Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr and Google for elements to include

Step 4: Add a headline for you story and a brief description so people will know what your story is about.

Step 5: You can search for elements to add to your story from your chosen media sources. Once you find something you want to add, drag it over to you story. The drag-and-drop method is what makes Storify such as great platform to work with as it keeps all of the original links and functionality of the original source and embeds them into your story.

Step 6: Add commentary. This step is optional but it is a great way to personalize a story.

Step 7:  It is easy to make changes to your story. To delete an element, hit the X in the right corner. To reorder elements in a story, simply drag and drop.

Step 8: Publish the story

Step 9: Notify people who you have quoted in the story.

Step 10:  Share your story on your social network or embed it on your personal blog or website.

Now that you know how to use Storify, let’s take a look at some examples.

 

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