Everything you want to know about Storia
What is Storia?
Storia is a social multimedia publishing platform that empowers members of its community to share thought-provoking content.
How do I join Storia?
You can join Storia by signing up at our web app (Storia.me), or use our mobile apps for iPhone and Android. You can sign up using your email or just log in with your social net. Once you open a free Storia account, you can access and use it on any of those devices and platforms, interchangeably. Just remember to use the same log in method on each device.
How do I get the mobile app?
The iOS app and Android app are available everywhere.
How do I edit my profile?
On the mobile apps, tap the Profile icon on the bottom right corner of your screen. That should take you to your Profile screen. Tap the gear in the upper right corner to get to Profile settings. Tap "Edit profile" to set your avatar and your background image 'profile cover'. You can also change your user name there and add a bio. You'll also be able to access your account settings from your Profile, where you can change your email and connect to your social accounts. On the web app, click on your avatar in the header and select "Settings" to customize your Profile URL and the other things mentioned here.
How do I customize my profile URL?
You can only do this on the web app. Click on your avatar in the header and select "Settings".
How do I change my password?
On the mobile and web apps, you can change your password in Profile>Settings>Account Settings. If you've forgotten your password and need to reset it, you can do that at log in on all the platforms. We'll send you an email with a link to follow to reset your password. It expires in 24 hours so reset your password when you get the email.
What's in my newsfeed?
Every time you open the app, you’ll see new updates in your Newsfeed from people you are following and collections you've subscribed to. Every time someone you follow creates a new story or updates one of their public collections, they will appear in your Newsfeed. Every time someone posts a new story to a collection you subscribe to, you’ll see that in your Newsfeed. You'll also see new stories from public or private story collections you collaborate on. Under each story you can see how many people like it and how many comments it’s gotten. Click the heart icon to like it, and click the dialogue icon to comment!
How do I find stories I like?
In Discover, you can explore featured, popular and trending stories, collections, and topics. When you see a collection you like, remember to click to subscribe to it and get fresh updates in your Newsfeed. Also, try using the search bar to find topics you’re interested in as well as friends, public figures, bloggers and other content creators.
What's a collection?
Think of a collection as a container for the topics you will be writing about. Collections can have as many or as few stories as you like, and stories can be as long or as short as you need. Name your evolving collections and give them a short description (Example: My thoughts on tech; Gadgets and Gizmos).
What makes a good collection?
Our goal is for you to be entertained, informed and challenged.
What's a story?
Each story consists of posts - a text with photos, video or links. Posts keep a story live and dynamic, reflecting what is going on in your life right now. You can post a post right on the go or do it on our web.
How do I create a story?
Click on the big “+” on the bottom navigation or in the header on the web app. You’re now in creation mode. You can create a story instantaneously, with the in-app photo capture, or select images or videos from your camera. You can also post text or a combination of text and images. You can move the text and images inside the post. Naming a story is optional. You can also add hashtags and location tags, which are clickable and searchable.
What's the difference between a story and a collection?
Each collection consists of stories with text, photos, videos or links. You can publish a story on the go or on our website.
How do I create a collection?
Stories are pieces of content which contain your text, photos or videos. Each collection is made of a collection of stories and organizes them by topic.
What's a private collection?
Private collections are only visible to you, and will only become visible and searchable to those people or groups of people that you specifically invite.
How do I edit/delete a story folder or a story?
Click on the collection and enter collection settings. There you can update the cover image, the title of your collection, a short description, privacy settings and who can collaborate on or view it. You can also delete your collection from this same screen. Remember to click “save” when you’re done editing your collection. Click on the edit icon of the story. Now you can edit or delete the optional title, add or delete photos or text, or the delete the whole story. Don’t forget to click “save” when you’re done editing your story.
What can I post?
Storia currently supports images (jpg, .jpeg, .png) and text.
How do I share to other networks?
You can share a public post to your other networks. Select the networks you want to post this particular post to: Facebook, Twitter, VKontakte and GooglePlus. When you finish creating your post and post it to Storia, it'll also go to your other networks.
How do I edit, crop or filter a photo?
Storia has photo editing tools. In the mobile apps, cropping and filters are available only when you take a photo in post during create or edit mode. Story covers in both the mobile and web apps are croppable.
How do I keep track of a collection I like?
Subscribe to it so you’ll always be able to find it in your profile in the mobile apps, and on the web app, the collections you subscribe to are behind the gear icon in the header on your newsfeed page. You’ll see fresh updates to each story folder in your newsfeed every time you open Storia.
Who can see my collections?
If your collection is private, you can select which Storia users can view it or co-author it. If your collection is set to public, everyone on Storia can view it, and share it even more widely via social media.
How can I see my friends on Storia?
In the mobile apps, go to ‘Profile settings’ to find your Facebook friends already in the app. There you can also find or invite friends from your phone contacts. On the web app, you can locate your friends on the Discover page. And you can always find people you know by typing their name in the Storia search bar.
What’s a co-authored collection?
If you create a collection, you can invite anyone on Storia to post into the collection just like you do. Anyone can invite you to co-author or collaborate on collections as well. You can co-author/collaborate on a collection with any user, whether or not you’re following each other.
Why co-author or collaborate?
We find that pooling your contributions with others gives more dimension to a collection or story. Imagine you go on a road trip. Everyone in the car is bound to notice different things, snap different photos, and focus on different tasks such as navigation, food, lodging, and sightseeing. Co-authoring gives you and your friends the ability to capture every angle of your experience.
Why would I want to turn my collection into a public collaboration?
Maybe you've been posting into your own collection and wondering if you should invite more people who love that topic to join you. It's a great idea. If your collection has a clearly defined topic you’re passionate about, you can host your very own 'channel' here at Storia. Like-minded people arriving at Storia will find you — and they’ll want to connect, subscribe to your related collections and join your established collaboration. And, since all public collections are crawled by Google via our web interface, you’ll be the owner of a channel on your topic in web search results.
How do I turn my collection into a public collaboration?
Adjust your collection settings to accepting collaboration requests from everyone. To get the word out even further, you can also share the link to your story folder in all your social networks.
How do I delete/edit a comment?
In the mobile apps, swipe from right to left on your own comment to delete it. To edit a comment click on the pencil icon by your story on the web app.
How can I report inappropriate content, comments or behavior?
We take very seriously inappropriate or abusive content and behavior, and do not allow hacking, spamming or harassment in the Storia community. If you believe that someone’s actions violate Storia’s community standards
, you can report the content via email@example.com
. We’ll investigate the issue and take action if we find the content or user is in violation.
Something isn't working like it should on Storia. Can you fix it?
We'd like to try! Leave your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org
and we'll see what we can do.
Want to hear my suggestions?
We appreciate your feedback to help us make Storia the best it can be. Please remember that as per our Terms of Service
, suggestions you submit to us are non-confidential and non-proprietary (that means you won’t get royalties or special bonuses for giving us advice – but we’ll still love you).