IG is getting out of hand and I guess, I'm not the only one who's thinking like that. So when IG had It's early days, there was Facebook for connecting with friends, YouTube to share videos and some time later Snapchat appeared. The main thing about Instagram and why it was/is so popular, is the idea or sharing photos. A simple idea and an extremely powerful one. But with the time, IG lost and is losing It's original idea. It was just a matter of time, that options from other social media platforms got implemented. At first you may think "WOW, a new feature", but It's killing the simple idea of sharing photos. It all started with the Implementation of videos. First they had a length of 10s, now 60s, what about the future? Besides the videos, other things like stories got copied from other SM and let IG appear as a whole new platform, in contrast to some months ago. The thing is, that many may ask, wheres the problem? The answer is, that the problem is pretty crucial. It's not about the simple Implementation of videos, it's about the "power" that those videos have and that IG even enables those powers. What am I talking about? Videos do 100x times better, than pictures and that's the point, where IG loses his original idea. When a video on IG hits up to 3Mio views, you're able to gain 25k+ new followers out of it. Even videos with views around 300k views, will enable you a huge amount of growth, which ISNT possible with pictures. Videos with views around 500k+ gain around 50k likes, which is extremely (!) hard to achieve on a picture. Besides that, the growth from a vid with 50k likes is way higher than the growth from a picture with the same amount. You're still wondering where the problem is? Well, IG has implemented the "channel" option for Videos.. You will find it on the explore page. They listen videos from different categories like fashion, food and shit. So in conclusion, the benefitation of videos on IG + several new Features will lead to an immense increase of the usage of videos. Besides that, the stories can "hit" explore now, which leads to another option besides pictures. What I'm trying to say: Instagram is slowly going to die. And that's what happens, when the original idea gets abandoned. The Only thing the IG f** are doing, is to push the new Features like videos or stories to the max, while the original idea, the pictures, lose all of their power. Somehow It's understandable, because you can say 100x more with a video than with a picture, but that's a different story. Pictures have lost their powers with time. While you gained a huge amount of followers from a viral picture in the past, now a days they dont do shit anymore. Besides that, IG is going to limit the reach of pages (which already happens with the strike of many accounts), to promote and push their ads. (Just a matter of time) There were also rumours that IG is going to strike accounts, that do copyright infriction, which will totally kill IG. So yeah. Find your own thoughts about this issue. After some time It's a fact, that Facebook and Suckerberg are killing IG, like they often did in different occasions in the past.. Keep the hate coming, we will talk again in some months or (hopefully) 1-2years. peace The thread is to open the eyes of the IG users. You may say that people will still upload pictures, which is totally true. But as I said, they totally lost their ability. IG gets harder for us people and mostly for those, that want to make money with it. Latest Updates and changes in the algorithm have shown this and the future will lead us to way tougher issues.