Instagram Stories v/s Snapchat
If you use Snpachat raise your hand. Ok, I know you can’t see me but rest assure that my hand is NOT raised. By now I’m more than 100% sure that everyone knows about Snapchat, but you may not know about my favorite video sharing channel… Instagram Stories! Today is all about the reasons I LOVE Instagram Stories. Let’s get down to it, Instagram Stories v/s Snapchat.
For an entire 5 minutes I had Snapchat on my phone and I won’t deny that Snapchat is fun. So many of my friends use it and love it and when we’re all together I usually get it on the fun and snap a pic with them. When you’re out and about and take a selfie there’s a cool little feature where you can pick your location and a colorful filter of the city your walking around in will pop up, it’s cute. However I think Snpachat is really just a place to take silly selfies you can share with your friends, which is totally cool.
Let’s fast forward to summer 2016 to my absolutely positively favorite social media outlet and their launch of Instagram Stories! I honestly can’t praise Instagram enough for its amazingness! For the past 4 years or so I’ve been using Instagram. In the beginning I had no idea how to properly use the app, sharing what I thought were great photos with what I thought were really cool filters. I had no idea at the time how this app would truly change my online sharing world. If you scroll allllll the way down my feed you’ll see some of these “not so proud photos” that I’ve kept because I love those memories. Last October I decided it was time to step up my Instagram game, I wanted to share my work plus inspiration from other artists.
Since then I’ve been posting on brand, colorful totally rad pics. Then August of this year came and my bestie Ginny was all like, “Eek! Instagram Stories is here”! Instagram Stories? What’s that? At first I thought I wouldn’t like it since I wasn’t the biggest fan of Snapchat. Ginny on the other hand couldn’t get enough so I had to check it out.
Oh Boy, Oh Boy, Oh Boy! I love it! You know what one of my favorite things about Instagram Stories is? I can see the everyday lives of all the cool, wonderful, talented people I follow & admire! It’s real life, it’s 20 second snaps into their worlds. We have the chance to really see what people are up to versus just posting a pic that might get lost in our feeds. I can share things on Instagram Stories that are “off brand” and it doesn’t take away from my carefully thought out feed. Plus I don’t have to signup for yet another app and then search endlessly for my friends or businesses, I’m already following my friends & artists that I’m interested in on Instagram. It’s a One Stop Shop!
I challenge you to try it for yourself and let me know if you love it. Ready, Set Go!