When Instagram released Stories this past summer, it caused crippling existential panic amongst prolific Snapchatters. OK, maybe it wasn't that dramatic, but there are a lot of confused content connoisseurs out there wondering which platform is better.
It's hard to tell at first glance -- the Instagram Stories interface is so similar to Snapchat, Instagram's CEO essentially admitted they wholesale copied it. But Instagram released its first major update to Stories last week, with three new features that Snapchat doesn't have: You now have the ability to create Boomerang videos, tag other Instagram users in your Stories, and verified users can link their Stories to content outside of Instagram (like YouTube videos, articles, and e-commerce sites).
Still, Snapchat is not only rife with cool hidden features, there are several things Instagram Stories still haven't caught up to -- at least for now. Let's break down what advantages Snapchat Stories have over Insta.