It depends on choices that you make.
While we’d love for everyone to publish their interview and make it public to the world, the StoryCorps App gives you the option to keep your interview on your phone only, or to publish it to our online archive with your choice of privacy settings.
If you choose not to publish
If you do not wish to share your interview with StoryCorps, the Library of Congress, or our online archive, simply save your interview without publishing. In this situation, the only copy of your interview will exist on the device you used to record it. (We recommend creating a backup of your audio file by exporting your interview to a computer, just in case.)
If you publish your interview to archive.storycorps.org
Please note that the StoryCorps App archive at the Library of Congress is currently a closed collection that is not accessible to the public at the Library. If you would like to access or share your interview, please do so by visiting archive.storycorps.org.