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Instagram vs Snapchat

Snapchat recently got a big overhaul and everyone hates thenew design of the app. - Not everybody. Why do you have to make suchsweeping generalizations? Oh, your generation is the worst. - Which is why I use Instagram. It's honestly so much better. - Because it copies all of the features that Snapchat came up with first. - Are you wearing a hot dog t-shirt? - I like to describe Instagram as one of the few social apps leftthat still feels mostly fun. I mean, I know it's not a perfect app and there is that whole it'sa part of Facebook thing.

But to me, Instagram comesclosest to that kind of glossy aspirational experience thatmagazines had when I was a kid. - Yeah, Snapchat reallyisn't that precious. It's not about havingthe perfect plandid or - A what? - A planned candid. Yeah, it's not about buildingup your personal brand or selling clean fooddiets and eating avocados while you live the #vin life. - What's wrong with avocados? - It's just people being real and wanting to message each other and that's why I'm all about Snapchat. - Even after the redesign? I mean, isn't it kind ofcrummy to have stories and your private messagesall on the same tab? - No way, it's even better now. Putting stories in limbobetween Chats and Discover didn't really make sense before. - I'll tell you want didn'treally make sense before and that's Snapchat. Even before it was redesigned,I didn't really get it. - That's because you're old. - You know we're the same age, right? - You're older by a minute. - One of the best things about Instagram has always been its filters. - Snapchat has those too. - Yeah, but there are A.R. filters too so you can give yourselfdog ears or fish lips or a sleep mask or have heartsexploding out of your head for Valentine's Day. - Ugh! Valentine's day onInstagram is the worst.


 Also, Snapchat had A.R. filters first and they're really good. - Here we go again with the copycat claim. - No really it did. I mean what Snapchat's beendoing with A.R. filters is pretty sophisticated froma technical perspective. And that's before things like A.R. Core and A.R. Kit even launched. Just look at the dancing hot dog. - Uh, I'm plant-based now. - Snapchat's lenses really do hold a place in our current internet culture,whether you like it or not. By the way, how's thatalgorithm working out for you? Are you still seeing Instagramposts from four days ago? - Another big feature of appslike Instagram and Snapchat is that you can message your friends. And I'm here to make the bold statement that Instagram messaging is totally fine. - Messaging is prettymuch all you Snapchat for. - Well, we know you'renot using it for Discover. I mean, how much Jenner Kardashian content can one person consume? - Like I was saying, messagingis what Snapchat is all about plus it has streaks which are super fun. - What are streaks? I don't think Instagram has those. - It's when you and a friendsend Snaps to each other for more than three consecutive days. - Oh so, it's like an I.M. conversation. - No, it's Snaps, not chats.


You're supposed to keep 'em going. - Hmm, that sounds like afeature that's been designed specifically to getyou addicted to an app. - I bet it's so much betterthan Instagram messaging. Your D.M.s must be really lame. - That's not true, sometimespeople will slide into my D.M.s and say things like,whoa, your cat did what or your friend's baby is so cute or you totally crushed that 30 foot wave or is that your twin oris that a special effect? - Riveting. - And then there are stories. - Yeah let's talk about storiesbecause that is absolutely something that Instagram and Facebook ripped off of Snapchat. - Okay, well if a tree falls in a forest and you make a Snapchat story about it, it's like, did it even happen? - Huh? - Basically, lots of peopleare sharing Instagram stories but I'm not so sure how many people are still using Snapchat stories. - Well, Snapchat storiesI have a little more control over who sees them. With Instagram you're either public and everyone sees your story or you're private andonly your friends do. With Snapchat I can chooseto make my stories public even if my account isprivate and I can also send my story to a custom group of friends too. - But Instagram has highlightsnow which is public. And anyway, you could have allof the features in the world but if fewer people are usingthe app then what good is it? - All my friends are using it. - I know all of yourfriends are using it now but eventually they're going to move on and then you will too. It's known as the network effect. Look, I realize that apppopularity can be somewhat fleeting but for now I still think that Instagram is the overall better experience.


It's kinda what Facebookused to be back when it was just about lookingat photos and liking things and creating a version of your life that seems slightly betterthan it is in real life. - What? Sorry, I was sendinga Snap to my best friend. (clanking) What are you doing? - Oh, I'm taking myInvisalign out before lunch. - You got Invisalign? - Yeah, everybody does so yourteeth look good on Instagram. - Are you one of those #ad people now? 

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