Instagram’s Latest Update Basically Turns It Into Snapchat

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Ever since Instagram rolled out its disappearing-photo feature called Stories in August, the app has been becoming more and more like Snapchat. After updates that allowed you to add filters and text to Instagram Stories, seemingly all that was separating the two photo-sharing apps was the ability to add stickers, and Instagram’s latest update just fixed that, too.

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On Tuesday, the app unveiled new stickers, which are available next to the text and drawing tools. After you’ve taken your snap, tap the smiley face to find customizable stickers for weather, the current time, and even your location (sound familiar?). Certain stickers will be perennially available, and a special set of holiday stickers will be on the app for the next few weeks.

Today’s updates also brought the ability to record video with just one tap (no more pesky press and hold), add as much text as you’d like to each photo or video, and save your entire story from the past 24 hours to your camera roll as one single video.

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Snapchat, the ball is in your court now.

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