Instagram Releases Snapchat Rival, Bolt

Despite Facebook’s not-so-successful release of Slingshot, Instagram has a new SnapChat competitor waiting to burst onto the scene. Feast your eyes on Instagram’s first ever stand-alone app: Bolt.

Preview of Instagram Bolt

Unfortunately, the U.S. will have to wait to try out the new app, as it is only available for download to residents of South Africa, New Zealand, and Singapore at the moment.

After reading the rundown of the features of the new app, it doesn’t seem like Bolt has enough real outstanding features to break out from other newcomers in the photo/video sharing space, but with Instagram behind them anything could be possible!

Do you think Bolt has what it takes to beat out Snapchat?

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