Facebook-owned Instagram has copied several features from Snapchat. The recent increase in the monthly active users (MAU’s) of Instagram is also due to the features which are blatantly copied from Snapchat. Several Snapchat features can be found in the Facebook-owned apps including Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger. The self-destruct messages first offered by Snapchat is now made its way to several other social networking apps.
However, the Facebook-owned Whatsapp will once again take a leaf out of Snapchat’s book to introduce the self-destruction messages option. As of now, Telegram is the only instant messaging app to offer self-destruct messages. The huge user base of WhatsApp will also allow the company to beat other apps in terms of numbers. The app currently allows users to revoke messages or multimedia content after sharing with others.
With the self-deleting option, the sent message or image will be automatically deleted after a certain time limit. WhatsApp will also soon start offering QR code for its users to share with others. While it will work same as Instagram’s name tag feature, it is actually first made popular by Snapchat. Instead of manually saving the contact, the users can simply scan other’s QR code to save them in their contact list. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!