There are quite a few big players in the world of social media apps and services, such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. But even though all these services have multiple unique features of their own, they don’t shy away from copying some features (especially the most popular ones) from their rival services and implementing them as their own. For instance, Facebook-owned Instagram has been trying to imitate Snapchat’s features for quite a few past months.
Want to know more? Here are some ways big social media platforms have copied a feature or two from their rival(s).
Facebook and Instagram had been going crazy with ‘Hearts’ for quite some time, and Twitter finally decided to join in as well. The microblogging service ditched the ‘Stars’ it used for favourites and replaced them with hearts.
Twitter’s Periscope has become really popular for its livestreaming ability. The app reportedly boasts of 10 million users who watch 40 years worth of live videos on it daily. Facebook saw the huge potential and launched its own version of livestreaming functionality for its billion-plus users.