Instagram just copied the last major Snapchat feature.
16 May, 2017. \\ Admin

Instagram Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat’s beloved augmented reality selfie filters. The eight initial “face filters,” as Instagram calls them, work exactly like Snapchat, and let you add virtual koala ears, nerd glasses, a butterfly crown or wrinkle-smooth makeup to yourself and friends in photos or videos.

The face filters are the last major Snapchat Stories feature missing from Instagram after it cloned Snap’s slideshow-sharing format, overlaid creative tools, disappearing Direct messages and more.

Without a compelling reason for new users to pick the original Snapchat Stories over the Instagram Stories clone, Instagram could thereby widen the gap by adding to its 200 million daily Stories users that already outnumber Snapchat’s 166 million total users, and further slow down Snap’s growth rate that led it to lose 25 percent of its share price value after it announced weak earnings last week.


Face filters and three more features roll out to all users today via an iOS and Android app update. An eraser tool will let you remove drawings you added to an image, though it can’t “Photoshop” out objects from the original image like Snapchat’s Magic Eraser.

Instagram’s new Rewind mode plays videos in reverse, just like one of Snapchat’s oldest filters.

The most original new Instagram feature is the ability to type a hashtag and add it to your Stories posts as a sticker, just like a location sticker. When viewers tap on these stickers, they’ll be taken to the Instagram hashtag page showing other public, permanent posts with that hashtag. Eventually, though, you could imagine the ability to search Stories by hashtag, or watch a “Hashtag Story” compiled from all the publicly visible Stories with that label. Instagram actually just started testing Location Stories.


The Editor.

Comments.
Other Stories You May Like.


  • 84-year-old herbalist, others to die by hanging

    9 Nov, 2016. \\ Admin

    The counsel from Ministry of Justice, Mr. Abiodun Badiora, had told the court that the convicts committed the crime On April 13, 2012, adding that Ajayi was killed for money ritual.


  • 3 brothers who sold beans preserved with Sniper arrested

    23 March, 2017. \\ Admin

    The suspects, who hail from Ebonyi state, were paraded on Wednesday, March 22, at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters in Ikeja with some bags of the “poisonous beans”