Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat | Crunch Report | Summary and Q&A

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April 13, 2017
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Instagram Stories Surpasses Snapchat | Crunch Report

TL;DR

Instagram Stories has reached 200 million daily active users, surpassing Snapchat, and continues to grow with new features.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How many daily active users does Instagram Stories currently have?

Instagram Stories has 200 million daily active users, surpassing Snapchat's count of 161 million.

Q: How has Instagram Stories been growing since its launch?

Instagram Stories started with 100 million users in October and reached 150 million users in January, showcasing steady growth.

Q: What features has Instagram copied from Snapchat?

Instagram has copied Snapchat's augmented reality stickers and Snapchat scissors, introducing them through global iOS and Android updates.

Q: Who has Stripe hired as an editor-in-chief for its new publication?

Stripe has hired Susan Fowler, an engineer and author known for publicly accusing Uber of ignoring reports of sexual harassment, as the editor-in-chief for its new publication, Increment.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Instagram Stories has now surpassed Snapchat in terms of daily active users, reaching 200 million, compared to Snapchat's announcement of 161 million.

  • Instagram Stories has been steadily growing since its launch in August, reaching 100 million users in October and 150 million in January.

  • Instagram continues to copy Snapchat's features, including augmented reality stickers and Snapchat scissors, with a series of updates for iOS and Android.

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