It’s been only 2 months since Instagram had a great development: the Stories feature. This option is not believed to be Instagram’s masterpiece as it was inspired from Snapchat who was designed this way.
Now, Instagram is trying even harder to beat his opponent at his own game by making Stories easier to follow. Stories are now brought to Explore Tab in order to be easier found and seen. This new change has been made because hundreds of people go to explore tab to see posts from people they don’t follow.
Despite the fact that Instagram started out as a simple social media app where you could only share photos and comments. With time it evolved by adding a lot of interesting features. Over the years they added direct messages, videos, and other stuff to keep users interested.
The Stories feature on Instagram will now share the properties of Snapchat rival, the messages disappearing after 24 hours.
Instagram added Stories as a new feature because they had 2 objectives to accomplish. The first one was to keep people on their app and to make them share even more videos and photos. This measure was taken because the apps’ popularity was declining. The last goal was to stop Snapchat from being the best app for teens and young adults by “borrowing” their most interesting feature.
Until now, it looks like Instagram succeeded and that the feature is working really well. The company is pleased and mentioned that 1 out of 3 people who have the app are using the stories section every day. This is a great step for the social media application that started out as a “share photos” app.
There are a lot of things that the app needs to improve if it wants to be like its rival, Snapchat. First of all, it could add face-altering filters because people like to play around and look funny. Another feature to add is a storage option that is available in Snapchat’s memories, where you can put the stories that you like and watch them again.
Despite the fact that Instagram still doesn’t have all these features, it made a great move with putting Stories in the Explore Tab because on Snapchat it is hard to search for people because the app was made especially for reaching out to family and friends.
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