The Head of Instagram announces that Instagram is no longer going to be a photo-sharing app or a square photo-sharing app.
The future is going to be video, shopping and messaging.
Is this the start of a real decline in Social Media as each platform loses its core identity as it tries to be everyone else?
It is obvious that the real motivation behind this is TikTok, YouTube and Amazon.
The fact is Instagram IS a photo-sharing app and that is why people use it.
If they were really listening to their users then the changes they would really like to see would be a chronological timeline, the ability to share links in a post and real support if something goes wrong.
What are your thoughts?
NB: It is also interesting that they posted this on Twitter first and it has had more views there – the comments say it all.
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