Instagram Update is Firing Shots at Snapchat
August 1 Instagram latest update came with something big but oddly very familiar. Instagram has introduced stories where users can share all of the moments of their day. You can even share multiple videos and photos as a slide show. Instagram basically presented their version of Snapchat. First Instagram tried to take out Vine by introducing longer videos and now snapchat?
• Share multiple photos and videos (as many as you want!) to your story. Bring them to life with text and drawing tools. They disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in the feed. • Watch stories from people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed, from your best friends to your personal traditional accounts. • View stories at your pace: tap to go back and forward or swipe to jump to another person’s story. • Comment on someone’s story by sending them a private message on Instagram Direct. Unlike regular posts, there are no likes or public input. • Your story follows the privacy settings of your account. Swipe up to check out who’s seen each photo and video in your story. Hide your entire story from anyone you don’t want to see it, even if they follow you. • Feature a particular photo or video in your story by posting it on your profile.
Instagram Stories will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks.