MENLO PARK, CA - JUNE 20: An attendee takes a photo of the instagram logo during a press event at Facebook headquarters on June 20, 2013 in Menlo Park, California. Facebook announced that its photo-sharing subsidiary Instagram will allow users to take and share video. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
By Brianna Chambers, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
April 14, 2017
Instagram debuted its stories feature in August, and many social media users immediately noticed the stark similarities between the platform’s new feature and Snapchat, an app that focuses on allowing users to send temporary videos.
Now, eight months later, Instagram's 'Snapchat clone' is more popular than Snapchat itself.
Snapchat turned down a $3 billion buyout deal from Facebook, which owns Instagram, in 2013. Since then, Facebook has rolled out its own version of video-sharing developments on its platforms, including Messenger and WhatsApp.