Instagram similarities to other social media apps

Instagram Similarities To Other SM Platforms

Instagram continues to prove how good it can be as an app. In fact, there is not one single month that passes by without us hearing about a new update. However, there has been plenty of time when Instagram has released updates that makes people wonder – are they copying other social media platforms? Today we will take a look at some Instagram similarities to other social media platforms.

Is Instagram copying Snapchat?

1. Snapchat

First of all, let’s start with Snapchat. Snapchat continues to have a decent amount of users. However, since Instagram released Instagram Stories, things have changed. In fact, as soon as the Stories feature was released two years ago, Instagram was accused of copying Snapchat.

Now, more recently, Instagram announced they were testing a new feature called “NameTags”. A feature pretty similar to the Snapchat Qr Codes.

Instagram similarities to Snapchat features

2. YouTube

YouTube is one of the biggest companies in the world. Therefore, it makes sense that Instagram tries to compete with it. Currently, Instagram allows people to use IGTV. A standalone app pretty similar to YouTube from where users can create a channel and upload videos.

Instagram tv is competing with Youtube

3. Pinterest

Finally, let’s talk about Pinterest. Recently, Instagram released a new update now known as the topic channels. People all over the world are able to enter the explore page on Instagram and select a particular category to find new content.

Something pretty similar to what we can see on Pinterest when trying to look for something new.

Instagram vs pinterest

Copy Or Attempt To Be The Best App?

The answer to this question relies on the perspective of every person. Currently, there are millions of people who think Instagram is simply copying their competitors. However, we see it in a different way.

Instagram has been working day and night to give us the best service possible. Therefore, it makes sense that they release features similar to the ones other social media platforms already offer from time to time. But, is this something negative?

Well, we don’t think so. From where we stand, Instagram is taking inspiration from other platforms to create the best app in the market.

Is Instagram the best social media app?

Final Thoughts

Instagram has been working hard to provide us with an excellent service. In fact, thanks to their efforts, we can pretty much do all that we want in just one app. From watching videos, to checking out memes and of course shopping amongst our favourite brands.

Of course, we cannot interfere in your opinion about the platform. Nevertheless, take into consideration, Instagram will continue to grow. Therefore, it would not be a surprise if we get to see another similar feature to that of another social media platform.


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