21 Of The Best Instagram Vs. Snapchat Memes You Need To See Right Now

I don’t know about you, but I feel very fortunate to live in an era in which we have about 4,000 different social media options. Not only that, but each one is totally necessary and vital, since each one plays a distinct role. For me, it goes something like this: Facebook is a graveyard. It’s used strictly for photo storage, Messenger, and keeping in touch with distant relatives whose passion is making statuses about the casserole they just made and posting unauthorized minions memes. Twitter is for complaining, Tumblr is for memes, and Venmo is a bizarrely fascinating means of tracking the social actions of my random acquaintances when I’ve run out of other things to do. There may be no greater disparity between two social media platforms, however, than that of Snapchat and Instagram. While both boil down to similar factors–selfies and filters, in essence–the execution of both apps is wildly different.  Instagram is all about curation–you take, say, seventy selfies or so, have your friends choose the best one, run it through a few filters, double check with your friends again that you’ve picked the right one, then post.

Snapchat, on the other hand, is more of a free-for-all. Its ephemeral 24-hours-and-it’s-gone policy lends its users a kind of reckless confidence that is virtually unseen on Instagram (unless you have a finsta). Double chin? Sure. No makeup? Why not. Filter that makes it look like your head is exploding? Absolutely. Yes. Why didn’t you ask before? I mean, sure, you might use a little more caution if you’re snapping a crush or posting something to your story for a potential bae to see, but when it comes to the snaps you send to your besties, pretty much any face is fair game.  

This is where the Instagram vs. Snapchat meme comes in. You’ve probably seen it around (it’s existed for about a year now) and, basically, it describes the exact difference between those two mediums. It takes two images–one flattering, one, uh, not so much–and designates one as Instagram, and one as Snapchat. It doesn’t take much brain power to figure out, but in spite of that–or, perhaps because of it–it’s pretty amusing. Anyway, check out the very best of the Instagram vs. Snapchat meme:

1. This is you, right?


2. It’s so you:


3. This pair of besties is you and your BFF:


4. Instagram is about pretending that you have taste:


5. Snapchat is all about pushing the limits with your filters:


6. Though a selfie stick enhances both experiences, obviously:


7. Lifestyle bloggers know the struggle:


8. I mean…


9. Find the lie, as they say:


10. I ask only this–which platform brings you more joy?


11. More happiness?


12. More love for your fellow man?


13. It’s a tough call:


14. Both offer…so much:


15. Especially in terms of culinary feats:


16. So blessed:


17. So moved:


18. So grateful:


19. It might be impossible to tell which app is better, actually:


20. They both offer…so much:



21. But, hey–whatever you decide, at the end of the day, we’ll always have those filters and double chins:

Does Snapchat vs. Instagram describe your life, too? Which of these memes was your fave? Let us know in the comments!

You can reach the author, Sara Hendricks, on Twitter and Instagram.

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