Instagram Stories is a near carbon copy of Snapchat Stories, a feature that’s been around since 2014. It gives Instagram’s 300-million-some-odd daily users the ability to post pictures to a feed that only lasts 24 hours, adding an element of ephemerality that’s been a cornerstone of Snapchat from the start.

Now, in addition to your carefully curated vacation photos, you can post spontaneous pictures and videos without worrying about lighting, composition, or subject—and you can add flair like emoji and text, too. It’s the perfect addition to Instagram and takes the stress out of posting that perfect photo.

Despite being a straight copy of Snapchat Stories, which I love, I’m smitten by Instagram’s new feature. Enough so that I haven’t opened up Snapchat since Instagram Stories rolled out. I no longer have a reason to.

The thing about Instagram Stories isn’t how seamlessly integrated it is into your main feed, and it’s not about the ability to draw on pictures or add silly emoji. The reason Instagram Stories is such an important addition is how friendly it is to first-time users. Snapchat is and always has been difficult to pick up, and while the UI has improved over the past several months, it’s still a giant mess.

Instagram also makes finding new users to follow a breeze; there’s a whole tab dedicated to discovery for crying out loud. Snapchat has its own curated discover feature, where it shares snaps from users at a particular event or city, but it’s next to impossible to find new people to follow. Snapchat Stories is such a strong feature, too—I especially love learning about famous cities from the people who live there—but the platform as a whole often doesn’t feel like a community. Not in the way Instagram does.

Snapchat has always seemed unconcerned with the platform’s lack of polish, as pointed out by The Verge. And that’s the problem. Either you know a Snapchat user’s username or you have zero chance of stumbling across their feed. I follow all of forty people on Snapchat because I just don’t know how to find new users to follow. On Instagram, however, I already follow a few hundred people, many of whom are already actively posting Instagram Stories to their feeds. There’s already a huge built-in userbase that’s only going to grow.

Soon after Instagram Stories launched, the people whose lives I regularly see through photos suddenly had voices and personalities. The new feature adds a different dynamic that makes Instagram more powerful than Snapchat could ever be. And people seem to dig how simple the feature is to use; right after Stories launched the feeling among users seemed to be that of excitement. “Wow, this is so cool.” Why jump between two platforms when you can use just one?

Instagram Stories doesn’t feel like it was just tacked on either; the process of posting and watching stories feels very polished. Once a story starts, you can pause, fast-forward, and rewind, and when posting photos, there are a number of fun tools at your disposal. What’s neat is that you can even integrate Instagram’s other platforms, such as Boomerang and Hyperlapse, into your stories.

In the face of increasing competition, Snapchat’s incoherent design philosophy is becoming its biggest weakness. The platform has been able to get away with horrible design because it cornered the ephemeral market a few years ago. Now, Instagram has completely jockeyed Snapchat’s style while putting its own polish on the feature, and it will likely improve in the months to come. Does that mean Instagram Stories will lead to a mass exodus among the Snapchat faithful? No—at least not yet.

There are still a few reasons why Snapchat remains the king of ephemerality. For one, you can’t send disappearing pictures to other Instagram users, so until that ability is added, Snapchat remains the superior messaging platform. Meanwhile, Snapchat’s curated live stories, which change throughout the week, are still among the most genius form of media on the market. I have no doubts Instagram will eventually introduce something like that. There are other perks to staying with Snapchat; lenses, for example, are a huge hit, as is the face-swapping feature.

I’ve really enjoyed Instagram Stories so far and can’t wait to see how it evolved over the coming months. As for Snapchat, I don’t miss it, and I suspect a lot of people will start feeling the same way.