We’ve acquired an entire roundup of 2017’s tech April Fools’ pranks, however this one from Snapchat deserves slightly spotlight all its personal.
again in August of ultimate year, Instagram copied Snapchat’s stories feature. There’s no arguing it. Instagram’s CEO even says Snapchat deserves credit for “this layout”. They didn’t even hassle altering the identify — Instagram’s model of Snapchat stories is solely known as “Instagram tales”.
So for April Fools’ day, Snapchat ripped them off in return — albeit in a much less evident means. They’ve became Instagram’s interface right into a Snapchat filter for the day and simply swapped out “Instagram” for “Snapchat” up on the top.
It’s a filter, relatively than a lens, so it’s something you observe after taking a photo. Snap a photograph in Snapchat, then swipe to the side once or twice — about 10 swipes in, a well-recognized interface must slide into place.
(Bonus factors for the little burn implying that the arena’s collective “mother” is without doubt one of the handiest individuals looking at your images there.)
[hat tip to Owen Williams for noticing this super quick]