Instagram Stories

  • Facebook built, but won’t launch, a “Facebook Stories” Snapchat clone

    Facebook built, but won’t launch, a “Facebook Stories” Snapchat clone

    Facebook built its own version of Snapchat Stories, called Quick Updates, but will not release it. Though Instagram Stories launched this week, Facebook isn’t going to follow suit. Quick Updates created a special place to share within the Facebook app but outside of the News Feed. Accessible from a button at the top of the feed, Quick Updates would have let people share 24-hour… Read More

  • Instagram launches “Stories,” a Snapchatty feature for imperfect sharing

    Instagram launches “Stories,” a Snapchatty feature for imperfect sharing

    People only post the highlights of their life on Instagram, so today the app adds its own version of “Stories” to poach goofy, off-the-cuff, everyday content from Snapchat. It works exactly like Snapchat Stories, allowing you to post 24-hour ephemeral photo and video slideshows that disappear. But because Instagram Stories appear at the top of the old feed, your followers will… Read More