Nokia Storyteller updated to add support for Living Images and more

Nokia Storyteller

Updates! We love them, especially for cool apps that you'll only find on Windows Phone and nowhere else. Today we're looking at an update for an app that fits that description – Nokia Storyteller. We haven't seen an update for Nokia Storyteller in quite some time, so we're excited to see what's new and different with this update. Read on to find the changelog and the download link.

Navigate to the Windows Phone Store, and you'll find Nokia Storyteller sitting at version This update drops the 'beta' label that had been with the app since its release. Here's what's new with this version:

  • Living Images are displayed in Nokia Storyteller
  • Photos and videos in a story are combined with a backing track to create a 30-second story video
  • Nokia Storyteller integrates with Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Video Trimmer for editing your photos and videos
  • Location data is associated with your photos within Nokia Storyteller

Anyone rocking the Lumia Cyan firmware update will be able to get support for Living Images in this update to Storyteller. Look forward to devices like the Lumia 930 coming with the support for Living Imgaes out of the box, while other high-end devices like the Lumia 1520 and Icon should get it when they get Cyan.

You'll find a few extra new features in there like integration with Nokia Creative Studio and Nokia Video Trimmer for photo and video editing. Take the updated version of Nokia Storyteller for a spin and let us know what you think!

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Reader comments

Nokia Storyteller updated to add support for Living Images and more


I would definitely use it more if my phone was able to support the new "living images" feature. But I rarely ever use it currently.

For me it's useless because of a fatal flaw: it mixes images from apps with photos taken with the camera, no way to select. that's beyond stupid, as I see memes and pictures that are not mine form Whatsapp or whatever in what was suposed to be my story telling.

I use Geophoto to see photos locations in the map, it supports onedrive photos, another thing I think its missing in Storyteller.

I agree with you, it's unfortunate that we can't separate between camera photos and pictures from WhatsApp.

You can to break up and exclude what you want. I had some background photos mixed in, just press the select button, select what you want to delete and your done. When you delete, you only delete from storyteller, you still keep the images elsewhere.

No need to delete, just select and tap on split and it will exclude it from your current story. That or edit the story videos and you have the option to change photos, and exclude some but still keep them in the collection

If you travel a lot and take picture this app is very cool. If not, as it stands now its just another way for viewing pics.

I used this app for the first time this past weekend (attending a cousin's wedding).  i was surprised how awesome it is.  It uses the time and location stamps on the videos and pictures.  You can set it to randomly picking videos and pictures and it creates an MP4 montage with music in the background that you can share with family/friends.  Or you can pick the photos/videos yourself (that way, you can avoid the randomizer picking bad pictures and videos).  My friends thought the videos were super slick and professionally produced.

Actually, it's been that way for a week or two.  If you look at a number of the former Nokia apps, they are changed to that.  The excepts are the HERE suite, which, curiously, now say HERE Europe B.V..

As the article said, those with Lumia Cyan firmware will have living images. So I guess we need to wait for the firmware update to roll out.

I use it all the time but I I wish it had Onedrive backup... If you get a new phone, all your stories are lost...

Well, this is odd.  I already the Beta installed. I went to the store and it showed "Update" available.  I tapped Update and it just took me to the Download screen on WP8.1.  So, I uninstalled the app and went BACK to the store.  I now showed "Install" as the option.  I installed (12MB) and immediately after it installed there was an Update option available!.  I click Update and, you guessed it, it took me to the Downloads screen again.  Care to guess which version shows up on my phone?  Yup, the Beta.  I don't get it.

I downloaded the update which removed the beta, but it updated itself back to the beta version and now the update button is gone... How's that...

Does this app have a user-voice forum like XBox Music? Would be great to have the background in black if I want to.

It updated correctly on my 920, but not on my 1020.  Neither version, however, lets me change the Home location.  It wants to force me to use my current location as Home.

I actually use the Windows 8 app. I wish the phone app could reference files on OneDrive and Facebook like the modern app.

"Look forward to devices like the Lumia 930 coming with the support for Living Imgaes"


Typo at images.

The same link.

If you want install that, I did it:

1. Download xap file from the WPS and copy him to storage phone or SD card.

2. Restart phone.

3. Now I could not install from the xap file in storage (I got some error), but when I tried find "story teller" in the search WPS, there was new version and I could update.

Got update now looks great...but bit slow...is story video & living images the same? From India 525

This is so nice. You can change the music (wonder if you can add your own), pictures, video, it plays a bit of everything and the pictures move around...kind of emotional like, think of someone who passed and the news makes a small montage video of the person, it's like that, just not depressing.

I had given up on storyteller, it wasn't interesting enough, but this new movie montage is sooo cool. Even if you use photos from camera, refocus, color pop, it will play them all together seamlessly.

Well actually it's pretty good, I mean the story video I'd awesome, u can even put sound files to it, it's really very nice. I'm starting to like it

This app is so awesome and has suddenly become so useful! This can at least be a substitute for Google's auto awesome feature. Every time we go out I always take lots of pictures and video clips but never really do anything with them because it just takes to much effort to pick and trim ab chose soundtrack etc.

It works great except portrait photos get cropped so much in the viedo that you often just end up with a forehead or just eyes.