Silicon Valley has become synonymous with innovation, assigning the highest value to original and groundbreaking ideas. With that, copycatting is thought of as a cardinal sin; a dirty, get-rich-quick scheme that rarely makes a company look good.

But copycatting happens more often in Silicon Valley than many would like to admit. The latest case -- between social media rivals Facebook  (FB)  and Snap (SNAP)  -- has played out on a public stage over the past several months. So let's see which platform debuted each respective feature first. 

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Editors' Note: Originally Published on July 26, 2017. 


This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.