A snapshot is a graphical representation of the state (type and data) of a data object at a point in time that you can use when you create slides used in data storytelling. The snapshot you take is a copy of the state. This means that the state of the snapshot does not change when the state of the corresponding data object is updated. A snapshot contains the data and the layout needed to render a visualization object. As well as their use in data storytelling, snapshots can be used to compare the current state of a visualization (in a mashup) with states from different times. A snapshot looks the same as the corresponding interactive visualization; the user can interact with it and it will not change with selections made.