Right when adults are just starting to figure out Snapchat, Facebook’s Instagram has taken a hard swing at what makes the app unique.
With the release of Stories, users can post nearly identical content — photos covered with doodles, stickers and filters that disappear after 24 hours — on Instagram.
Those images could be seen by Instagram’s 300 million daily active users, in contrast to Snapchat’s 150 million. The move has been dubbed a “declaration of war” between the two apps for the millennial market.
For fans of HBO’s Silicon Valley, it’s a copy-cat move:
In fact, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom credited Snapchat with the idea in an …