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Medium app's new serialized stories borrow from Snapchat, InstagramMedium is adding a major new update to its mobile apps for iOS and Android in the form of serialized posts. The new "Series" feature lets users create mobile stories using text, images, photos, and GIFs, with video coming soon.
Medium's Series feature looks a lot like Snapchat StoriesHowever, Series sets itself apart with posts that don't disappear after 24 hours and actually evolve over time. Medium wants Series to tell "ongoing stories," which they hope posters will add to as the narrative develops.
Medium Launches Snapchat Stories, But for MediumAt some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff. Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier, since people don't have to learn a new language and dance routine every time they want to try something.