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Version: 10.3.1

About automatic stories

Your BlackBerry device combines the pictures and videos that you take into automatically generated stories. Pictures and videos are selected by the date taken and location, as well as whether they are favorite pictures and videos. Automatic stories are a fun and easy way to highlight your pictures and videos and show them off to friends and family.

Change the settings for automatic stories

You can change the settings to improve the automatic stories that your BlackBerry device generates. Turning on geotagging and adding your home address helps your device group pictures and videos together in a logical way. For example, when you turn on geotagging, your device can generate stories based on where pictures and videos were taken.

  1. In the Pictures app, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap The Settings icon.
  2. Do any of the following:
    • To add geotags to your pictures, tap Turn On Geotagging. Turn on the Geotag Pictures switch.
    • To add your home address, tap The Home Address icon. Under My Places, tap Set Home Address. Tap an address.
    • To set your home radius, in the Home Radius field, enter a distance.

Edit an automatic story

Using BlackBerry Story Maker, you can tweak stories automatically generated by your BlackBerry device.

  1. In the Pictures app, tap The More Tabs icon > The Date icon.
  2. Tap The Automatic Stories icon.
  3. Tap The Edit icon.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • To tweak the story, tap The Tweak icon. When you're done making your changes, tap Done.
    • To change the media, tap The Change Media icon. When you're done making your changes, tap Save.

Turn off automatic stories

By default, on your BlackBerry device, the automatic stories feature is turned on.

  1. In the Pictures app, swipe down from the top of the screen. Tap The Settings icon.
  2. Turn off the Automatic Stories switch.