There is a great competition between Instagram and TikTok. Different interactions can occur between the parties in this competition. A feature similar to a feature on one platform can then be found on the other platform.
The latest example of this was vertical stories. On Instagram, the transition between stories is done with a horizontal swipe. Vertical scrolling is used in TikTok. Instagram seems to be working on this approach too.
This preparation of Instagram was brought out by a developer. Although it is stated that the traces of the feature are found in Instagram’s codes, there is no screenshot or recording yet showing the functioning of the feature.
— Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) February 2, 2021
Instagram confirmed that TikTok is working on this effective feature, with a statement posted to TechCrunch. No information was given about the time when this work, which is still in the prototype stage, will be available to users.