In 2022, we launched a new version of our App, this article relates to the latest version. To figure out which version you’re on or get help for Version 1, check out this article!
We encourage everyone who records an interview using the StoryCorps App to publish their interview to archive.storycorps.org. Only published interviews are backed up in our online archive and included in our closed collection of interviews in the Library of Congress. If you do not upload your interview to the online archive, you must download a personal copy, or else you risk losing your interview.
If you don’t want to publish your interview to archive.storycorps.org, you can preserve your interview as a draft in the StoryCorps App by selecting the “Save as Draft” button after you record. Interview drafts appear next to your published interview collection on the profile tab in the app and can be listened to from the “preview” step of the recording process.
The StoryCorps App saves only one draft at a time and isn’t designed for easily listening to drafts, so if you don’t want to publish your interview, we strongly recommend creating a backup of your interview audio by downloading it to your device or exporting it from your device to a desktop or laptop computer.
If you don’t upload your interview to the online archive or download your interview audio, you risk losing your interview if something happens to your device or you record another interview with the app. You can find instructions on how to download your interview audio in the Help Center article below.
How do I download my interview audio in the StoryCorps App?
If you change your mind and decide you’d like to publish your interview to the online archive at a later date, you can publish it directly to archive.storycorps.org by following the instructions in the Help Center article below.
Can I upload interview audio directly to archive.storycorps.org without the app?
Still have questions?Submit a request to our support team here.