Trading ‘Stories’
M.G. Siegler

It’s going to be hard to see which one will come out at the end but initial impression of Instagram stories:

  • like that they copied the volume meter from Snapchat
  • the videos in IG stories are taking way longer to load than the Snap ones, although, IG videos are slow to load in general
  • the IG stories pane is swiping left/right to see your friends’ stories, this is way more cumbersome than having the Snapchat vertical list
  • as many have mentioned, you right away get the bigger audience with IG because of the built-in user base, this could be the deciding factor; reminds me of Periscope and [that other app that got the idea first but then died when Twitter bought Periscope and locked it out.]
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