Reminisce by Curating
Backstory's magic isn't just an organized collection of photos and videos, it's also in the process of curating, which is like a form of reminiscence therapy.
With an intuitive design, Backstory allows you to relive your past, month by month, while simultaneously curating favorite memories.
Curate Month by Month
The curating system is designed for you to curate a single month per session, so you can relive your past slowly over time. You start curating the oldest month in your photo library and see an overlaid checkmark when you complete a month.
Choose a single month to curate. Overlaid checkmarks indicate the month is fully curated.
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Skip or Save an Image
You will quickly know whether to skip or save each image to your Backstory. In fact, the average Backstory user skips 80% of their images, and only saves 20%.
To skip, tap the skip button or swipe up. Skipping simply means the image is not uploaded/saved to your Backstory account.
Whether you skip or save, the original file on your phone is not modified.
When in doubt, skip! You can always access skipped images anytime.
The average user skips 80% of their images
Saving a Memory
Tap the Save Button to save the video or photo as a memory to your Backstory.
When you save the image, a copy of the original file is uploaded to your account and becomes viewable in your Backstory memories.
After uploading, the original file on your phone is not modified and remains on your phone.
Saving adds the video or photo to your Backstory account
Similar Images are Grouped
Backstory automatically groups similar images so in a single step you can choose the best and skip the rest.
It's never been easier to pick the best version of an image
Backstory detects faces for you to quickly confirm who is in each image, and quickly add new, unrecognized faces.
Add an email or mobile number to a face, and Backstory automatically shares your saved memories with that person.
Automatically share with everyone in each memory with facial recognition
Add Captions to Saved Memories
We strongly encourage you to add captions whenever possible for several reasons:
As time goes by, you forget the details behind each memory.
When you share memories, your family and friends don't have the context behind each image.
The keywords used in your captions will also make it much easier to search your memories.
Easily caption memories to better remember when you relive them in the future
Private and Shared Albums
It's easy to add a memory to one or more shared or private albums.
Quickly add a memory to multiple shared and private albums
Curate Multiple Images at Once
Bulk Curate allows you to select multiple images and apply the same changes to all of them at once.
Skip multiple images. Save multiple images. Apply the same albums to multiple images.
Skip or save multiple images at once with Bulk Curate