In the social media space, drawing inspiration from other apps is par for the course. Twitter, which boasted a real-time feed for years, recently took a page from the Facebook playbook and introduced an algorithmic feed. Instagram and Facebook both use hashtags, which were first used by Twitter. Two years ago, Facebook tried to capitalize on the popularity of Snapchat by launching the Slingshot app—which was actually Facebook’s second attempt to shamelessly copy Snapchat. And today we can see Facebook’s fourth attempt to imitate from Snapchat ! Which i called it “Instagram’s continuous copying from Snapchat”
Demographic facts of Instagram
Instagram’s users are divided equally with 50% iPhone owners and 50% Android owners. While Instagram has a neutral gender-bias format, 68% of Instagram users are female while 32% are male. Instagram’s geographical use is shown to favor urban areas as 17% of US adults who live in urban areas use Instagram while only 11% of adults in suburban and rural areas do so. While Instagram may appear to be one of the most widely used sites for photo sharing, only 7% of daily photo uploads, among the top four photo-sharing platforms, come from Instagram. Instagram has been proven to attract the younger generation with 90% of the 150 million users under the age of 35. From June 2012 to June 2013, Instagram approximately doubled their number of users. As regards income, 15% of US internet users who make less than $30,000 per year use Instagram, while 14% of those making $30,000 to $50,000, and 12% of users who make more than $50,000 per year do so. With respect to the education demographic, respondents with some college education proved to be the most active on Instagram with 23%. Following behind, college graduates consist of 18% and users with a high school diploma or less make up 15%. Among these Instagram users, 24% say they use the app several times a day.
New feature copied from Snapchat
In recent update of Instagram, user has the ability to hide messages which has been copied from Snapchat. This feature which name Disappearing Direct Message, obviously is similar to Snapchat.
First, it was Stories on Instagram, which in all honesty, was pretty awesome, then Facebook made things awkward by including a Stories feature in Messenger that no one asked for, or wanted, for that matter. Then, being the company that they are, decided, “Hey, let’s bring Stories to WhatsApp, also,” because why the fuck not at this point.