Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian urge Instagram to stop copying TikTok

Kylie Jenner on May 3, 2019 in New York City.

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Celebrity sisters Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian slammed Instagram on Monday, urging the app to stop mimicking rival TikTok.

For their hundreds of millions of Instagram followers, Jenner and Kardashian posted a message that read, “Make Instagram Instagram Again.”

“Strop trying to be tiktok. I just want to see cute pics of my friends,” the post read.

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram, has been pushing short videos, a market TikTok dominates on mobile.

Jenner and Kardashian are very influential on social media. In 2018, Jenner criticized Instagram competitor Snapchat’s redesign, which caused parent company Snap’s shares to drop 7 percent.

Meta shares were relatively flat in after-hours trading.

Instagram did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request for comment.

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