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November 18, 2020
Copy Cats

Something potentially exciting happened on Tuesday,

(or potentially awful if you hate change.)

 

Twitter unveiled its own version of a stories feature!

 

This feature originated on Snapchat

And then Instagram copied them…

And then Facebook copied them…

And then Whatsapp copied them…

And then YouTube copied them…

And then LinkedIn copied them…

And well, you get the picture.

 

Why are all of these platforms copying the same features,

While neglecting to deliver on what users have been asking for from their respective platforms for years?

This could be a case of going for low hanging fruit, but it’s got users up in arms a little more than usual.

 

Earlier this week Instagram was under fire from an overwhelming majority of their users for changing their home screen layout

An interesting move from this update: they kicked the familiar post button to the top corner from the center bottom bar.

A move that makes it harder for users to share their own content

But more convenient for them to see Instagram’s Reels feature.
(Instagram’s version of Tik Tok’s short videos, which is actually a copy cat of Vine’s short videos…)

 

With all of these social media platforms becoming more homogenous with each new update,

 

WILL THERE SOON BE A NEW ENTRANT INTO THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM SPOTLIGHT?