Instagram Stories Update Borrows Yet More From Snapchat Stories

Instagram released the first update to its Instagram Stories feature, continuing to liberally “borrow” from Snapchat.

Instagram released the first update to its Instagram Stories feature, continuing to liberally “borrow” from Snapchat.

The Facebook-owned photo- and video-sharing network announced in a tweet (embedded below):

New to Instagram Stories: Zoom with one hand! Just slide your finger up while holding the video record button.

This feature already existed in Snapchat Stories, as did a second feature not mentioned in the tweet but pointed out by Karissa Bell of Mashable, via several Twitter users: the ability to switch between devices’ front-facing and rear-facing cameras while recording.

Readers: Have you tried out Instagram Stories yet? What are your thoughts?