Took it too Far

Swiping through stories only to realize you’re on Instagram. For the past few years Instagram has been updating constantly. It went from only being able to post pictures, to being able to post video, to being able to send direct messages and so on. With so many updates, Instagram is slowly turning into a combination of all social media.

Instagram is over updating their app. They have a little bit of everything from Vine, Twitter, Tumblr, to Snapchat. Instagram uses Vine through the videos they post. They have Snapchat through the stories update and the overall design is similar to twitter. It’s as if they cannot be original and come up with their own ideas. Instagram crossed the line when they added the stories update. The update is way too similar to Snapchat. When I was going through the stories, people were just posting  “add me on snapchat.” There is no point in the stories if users are only using it to direct them to their snapchat.

Instagram is taking it too far with their updates. They need to tone it down a bit and try to be more original.

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