Instagram Stories: A Snapchat Rip-Off?
Tech Published: August 3, 2016 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

Instagram Stories: A Snapchat Rip-Off?

Instagram adds a new feature called Instagram Stories, which Snapchat junkies will find all too familiar.

Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories, a Snapchat-like function, has drawn reactions from the Internet even before it’s been fully rolled out.

The photo-sharing app owned by Facebook now lets users post pictures and video slideshows, complete with text and drawings, that last for 24 hours.

These moments will be visible via a bar at the top of the feed, where people who post stories will have their profile photo highlighted.

Very creative, except that it’s essentially a clone of what Snapchat does. Lest you forget, Facebook wanted to acquire Snapchat for US$3 billion in 2013, but was promptly rejected.

As with all other major happenings, Internet users have chimed in with their views on this new feature:

Will Instagram Stories draw users away from Snapchat, or is Instagram taking a major L for this one? Let us know in the comments section below.

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