Snapchat vs. Instagram Stories

With the launch of new Facebook Messenger stories as well as Whatsapp stories, I was just wondering what you all think about this new “story” trend that is emerging on all of our social medias.

Originally beginning with Snapchat, the story revolution lets us quickly and easily show our friends what we’re up to immediately. It also has the added benefit of having a “temporary” feeling, so we feel less inhibited when sharing photos or videos that we may not want a record of in the future.

As Instagram stories have picked up in popularity, I’ve noticed a lot less people have been viewing my Snapchats. I personally prefer Snapchat – I’m a sucker for cute filters (see below), geo-filters, and other options that Instagram doesn’t have (yet). I also add people selectively on Snapchat – they’re friends I’ve chosen that I personally want to see my stories, while on Instagram everyone can see mine, unless I make my account private or block them individually, which ain’t nobody got time for that. I also enjoy making custom geo-filters for my friends and special occasions like birthdays, and Instagram doesn’t have that feature yet. Finally, I follow a lot of people on Instagram. For some of those people, I enjoy their feeds, but I couldn’t care less what they get up to on their stories. As such, I’m forced to go through their stories to see those from my friends I do care about.

Unfortunately for me and other Snapchat fans, Snapchat’s popularity has been declining and we have to turn to Instagram to see the stories that our friends have posted. I just wanted to know – what are your opinions on Snapchat vs. Instagram stories? What do you think is going to happen in the future? Let me know in the comments, or send me a message 🙂

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(my current favorite filter – it’s so cute ^_^)

-E.

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