App War: Facebook/Instagram vs Snapchat

By: Jennifer Martinez 

Snapchat has become the most popular app amongst all the other social apps. The reason for its success is the fact that you can share a video or a photo with any of your followers, or you can add it to your “story” so that everyone can see within 24 hours. Not only that, but Snapchat also added face filters that have also become a huge success with its users. With that being said, it looks like Facebook and Instagram would like to experience the same popularity as Snapchat.

Last week, Instagram came out with an update that allows users to add “stories” that followers can see within 24 hours as well. But Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, is not the only app copying Snapchat. Facebook will be using a camera that will allow users to use olympic themed stickers and filters. With so many similarities between these apps, it will be up to one of them to stand out.