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Facebook Inc (FB): Instagram Stories Is Crushing Snapchat

Facebook Inc (FB): Instagram Stories Is Crushing Snapchat

It's a new feature for Instagram stories, which the company said today has 250 million daily users - up from 200 million in April.

She added that around one third of users interacting with Stories are businesses.

In August of past year, Facebook revealed the "Stories" feature for Instagram, a feature considered to be the staple of Snapchat.

4 'jihadists' killed, 5 held for attacking resort near Bamako
The European Union has confirmed that two out of the five people killed were working for its mission in Mali. BAMAKO , Mali — The Latest on the attack by Islamic extremists on a resort outside Mali's capital, Bamako.

Since Instagram announced in October that 100 million people viewed Stories daily, it has added 50 million new daily viewers every three months.

"Our user growth for stories is actually coming at the explosive growth for Instagram overall", Everson said.

The new milestone means nearly 100 million more people use Instagram Stories than use Snapchat, the actual inventor of the Stories format.

Grenfell Tower: Adele meets firefighters for 'tea and a cuddle'
Following criticisms of the Kensington and Chelsea Council's handling of the disaster, Paget-Brown said "lessons must be learned". The woman, 78-year-old Fatima Jafari , has not seen her husband, Ali Yawra , since Wednesday morning's tragedy.

When asked about copying Snapchat and its platform, Carolyn Everson, Facebook's global head of sales, was dismissive to say the least. That's a bummer for Snapchat, because they clearly invented something that people want to use - Instagram has just scaled it more quickly. Snap offers a similar feature set but had 166 million daily active users as of May.

After you host a live stream in Stories, you'll have the option of saving the recording to your phone and sharing it to your Story stream for 24 hours.

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SUNDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy skies and scattered rain showers will be possible, with a high temperature of 80 degrees. MONDAY: Showers and thunderstorms are again expected as our weak cold front finally starts to push through.


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