Kids these days love Snapchat. That's my understanding, anyway. And news like this only feeds into that impression. Instagram is now introducing Stories, a feature similar to one Snapchat launched three years ago.
Stories feed your narcissistic inclination to share every moment of your day. But you get to feel okay about it, because this content disappears after 24 hours. You're still bombarding people with photos and videos you probably didn't need to take and they didn't need to see, but it's not permanent. Well, it won't stick around publicly, that is. What Instagram (or Facebook) does with your content is anyone's guess.
Your Instagram stories can go out to the world, to the people who follow you, or the handful of people you opt not to block. You can also add stickers and doodles, whatever you like. Instagram will do what it can to get you to stop making Memories elsewhere, or to download the app below if you haven't already.
Introducing Instagram Stories, a new feature that lets you share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. As you share multiple photos and videos, they appear together in a slideshow format: your story.
Share multiple photos and videos to your story. Bring them to life with text and drawing tools. They disappear after 24 hours and won't appear on your profile grid or in feed.
Watch stories from people you follow in a bar at the top of your feed.