MapSkip is intended to build short stories about places. You can navigate to any place in the world and find an existing spot with a story, or create a new one. For each place, a user can add a story that includes a title, year it took place, and the text for a story. You can upload up o 3 jpeg images, one audio file, and a URL for a YouTube video. Visitors can comment on stories.

A teacher can create an account fo a class, and in this way, all of the stories her students create can be connected. The stories can be browsed on the site by place, peson, media.

When viewing a photo, it can be shared via a link or send via email. A feature is listed to do automatic language translations via Google.