Social networking is the most effective medium available today; sites such as Facebook and Instagram assist us in gaining popularity on social media and providing us with a wider reach. Social media has become an essential part of our lives, and we can’t survive without it. It has increased exponentially in the past 20 years, changing everything; absolutely everything! Thanks to social media, we have access to the whole planet.
Facebook was one of the world’s first social media sites, founded in 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg when he was a student at Harvard University. It is still vital and flourishing. Facebook was able to outperform its rivals at the time, such as Myspace (social media platform), because it encouraged users to be interested in its development and activities catered to changing demands.
Today, numerous social media outlets are increasingly evolving, allowing users to achieve social media popularity. Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, and WhatsApp are some of the most well-known social media sites. Instagram, which debuted in 2010, is the most recent. The app is all about uploading photos and videos. It is potentially the only social networking site that competes with Facebook, but Facebook remains unrivalled with a significantly more prominent social media presence.
Facebook is superior to Instagram for the following reasons:
1: Gameplay Feature
When we get tired of scrolling through the timeline or the feed, Facebook has an answer for us: the gaming feature! Games are one of the easiest things to do with family and friends when you’re bored. Facebook takes the point once again. It offers many games to consumers, such as Candy Crush, Dragon City, Criminal Case, Farm Ville, and several more. The most significant thing is that they are both free of charge. Instagram, on the other hand, does not have a gaming option.
2: Less PC Functionality
Facebook offers the same functionality on both a handset and a computer. Instagram is more mobile-oriented, and consumers cannot fully use its capabilities on a PC. Although users can still browse the posts and videos, commenting and direct messaging are not available on personal computers. Since Instagram is just about sharing pictures and images, using it on a PC is somewhat pointless. Furthermore, Instagram on PC is not user-friendly, while Facebook has the best possible interface in both modes.
3: Limitation on Posts and Video Length
Instagram only requires users to share up to ten photos per post. On Facebook, you can share at least 30 photos at once (per post), which is 300 times more than on Instagram. A video that can be posted to Instagram feed has a time limit of one minute, while Facebook has a time limit of 240 minutes, which equals four hours! Facebook also comes out on top of this category.
4: Feature for exchanging ideas:
Facebook provides its users with a range of services such as posting images, videos, messaging, sports, and it also has a thought sharing tool. How one thinks is reflected in one’s posts and images, and Facebook encourages its users to express their feelings through text. Instagram does not have a section for exchanging thoughts.
5: Business Outlook:
Instagram encourages people to have a connection in each message. This feature is ideal from a market standpoint because it allows you to quickly translate your Instagram followers into website traffic. Unlike Facebook, Instagram does not allow you to have links within your posts. You can post a connection, but only in the profile bio. Facebook triumphs once again.
These were the top 5 factors that distinguish Facebook. The fact that it’s better every day than Instagram is confirmed by some other features it has. It has a power-packed safety feature. Instagram and Facebook have the same privacy conditions, but Facebook does have some more privacy features (as Facebook is the father company). For instance, each post can be customised by itself. Instagram does not allow users to share something that includes only text, a photograph or a video, but Facebook is obligatory. You can also purchase Facebook for your company profile and increase it on Facebook. Facebook is an old player in this game, and its competitive essence is the secret of its relevance and broader presence on social media. Facebook continues to change/change by changing consumer needs. It is impossible to argue that Instagram climbs quickly, but it is still a long way to go.