Instagram is trying to put Snapchat out of business. It’s a blatant, money-grubbing move from the company who is already known for pulling stunts like this. Remember when people used Vine? That was really fun until the evil geniuses at Instagram decided that they could do it better.
I’ll see the occasional Vine post now and again on Twitter, but once Instagram decided they should allow users to post video it was basically a wrap for them.
With Instagram Stories, you don’t have to worry about overposting. Instead, you can share as much as you want throughout the day — with as much creativity as you want. You can bring your story to life in new ways with text and drawing tools. The photos and videos will disappear after 24 hours and won’t appear on your profile grid or in feed.
Here’s a video to see it in action.
Could Snapchat go the way of Vine? I highly doubt it. There is way too much money behind that operation for it fail like Vine did. But Instagram allowing it’s users to post video that only lasts for a certain period of time sounds a lot like Snapchat, doesn’t it?
I’m still learning how to use it, but I’m gonna need a rebuttal update from Snapchat in the next few days here. This is a street fight now and Instagram just broke out the brass knuckles..
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