In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, Kevin Systrom said that even if Snapchat had all of these features before, it doesn’t mean Instagram is blatantly copying Snapchat.
Systrom endorsed that Instagram’s “Stories” feature is “definitely similar” to Snapchat’s version, but argued that it did not establish that they were copying.
Originally launched by Snapchat, the “Stories” feature shows photos and videos shared in chronological order that disappear after 24 hours.
Facebook introduced something similar in its app Instagram last August. Today, Instagram has over 200 million people using “Stories” daily — more than even Snapchat.
Today, Messenger, WhatsApp and the main Facebook app have all added “Stories” feature (In WhatsApp, it is called ‘Status’).
However, for Instagram CEO, Snapchat-Instagram battle is akin to the early days of cars, saying that more companies came along after the Model T.
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