Instagram Unfolds “Stories”: A Near Copyshot Of A Snapchatty Feature

With the steamy success of instagram around the years, the instagram is making its moves towards the greater grounds with release of the Instagram stories which dates today in the calendar and is making a steamy buzz all around. It’s also hovering around the clouds of controversy and sidelines as it makes a similar out style of a snapchat.

“Today, we’re introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your 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”, was quoted as saying in the instagram blog.

instagram-stories1The instagram stories lets you post and share as many you prefer throughout the day and with as much as creativity you decipher, with a thought that doesn’t overrun you with the thoughts of over posting  as the contents posted by you are in secondary feed which are a ephemeral contents which are available only for a 24-hour clock time. The feature is in similar basis with snapchat which was introduced in 2013 which made the company reach its supercharged heights.

The instagram stories which was roped in by intagram today is available on the Andriod and IOS platforms. The bubbles that pop up represents the account of people you follow which shows-up the set of photos and video clips (up to 10 seconds) they’ve posted throughout the day. Click the bubble to unveil the story shared by the following people in your feed.

If your account is public so your stories will be, after you post a story on the feed, as you swipe up you can see list of people who viewed it, don’t be creeped out if your story is unraveled by a stranger as your story is public so is your account. For an easy bunch of solution make your account private and approve who can view your stories and posts.

Last month in an interview, Systrom made what was believed a dig at Snapchat. “If you want to take a simple photo that you don’t really want to remember and post it to have your friends not see it after, there are great networks for that,” he said. But when he was asked about it in light of today’s news, he said I had misread him. “Don’t take that as a negative comment,” he said. “There are photos that I don’t want to remember, that I don’t want to live on my camera roll. There are great networks for that, and that doesn’t mean Instagram can’t also be a great network for that.

“There are a lot of people that don’t use Snapchat yet around the world,” he continued. “We have over 500 million people using Instagram every month, 300 million dailies, and more than 80 percent [of them are] outside of the US. I think there’s a giant market for moments like this, and I think Instagram can be one of the first to bring it to them.”

 

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