Instagram has decided to actually take away snapchat’s glory which is the famous “stories” that allow you to actually share your pictures for only 24 hours and it disappears.
Apparently, earlier in July, Snapchat also introduced the ability to post pictures from your gallery to your snapstories for 24 hours. The concept of sharing your pictures for just 24hours is the idea and initiative of snapchat. Instagram announced today that they will be introducing ‘Instagram Stories’ and everything from the name (Instagram Stories), to the design of the camera button, annotations tools, and the ability to share photos to friends for only 24 hours, is pretty familiar to the way Snapchat operates.
According to Instagram, the new feature lets users share all the moments of their day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile.
“As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or feed.”
Users will see stories from people they follow in a bar at the top of your feed – from your best friends to your favorite popular accounts and unlike regular posts, there are no likes or public comments. Well, this is basically instagram-snapchat beacause this kinda sounds like snapchat.
Back in 2013, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel had rejected Mark Zuckerberg’s $3 billion acquisition offer for the app. Lets hope they got copyrights for this as law suits might follow.