WhatsApp bringing group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

02 May, 2018, 02:04 | Author: Courtney Reynolds
  • Instagram Stories- Spotify

You don't have to connect your Instagram account to other apps in order to share to Stories.

Instagram is getting a video chatting feature.

Facebook's Instagram is letting third parties tap into the social network's 800 million-plus user base in new ways - including letting Spotify and other apps share directly into Instagram Stories and opening up augmented-reality camera effects to partners. Now, when you tap the Share menu while playing a song in Spotify (such as that hot new Bobby Tarantino II mixtape) or viewing a photo or video you took with a GoPro in the GoPro app, you can share the content directly to your story.

The company didn't give an exact date for the rollout of the new feature, but testing is going on right now. You can launch a video call just by tapping the new camera icon on the top of a thread.

'You can chat one-on-one or with a small group - and you can keep the conversation going for as long as you like, ' Instagram says. You can minimize the people you're chatting with and continue to search and explore Instagram and people you chat with can't see your screen.

Instagram is rolling out video chat in addition to a number of other new features.

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WhatsApp first brought video calling to WhatsApp back in 2016.

The firm is also rolling out new interactive camera effects, and has overhauled its Explore tab to organize content into 'topic channels'.

Facebook is also adding a Watch Party feature, which means you can watch and comment on videos in realtime with your friends. Questions like whether the calendar will be private and also will it be possible to view the old stories or not. This is the page that is personalized for every user to discover new people and accounts to follow.

Previous year at F8 we announced the AR camera platform, and today we're bringing it to Instagram.

While now archive posts (images and videos) for Instagram Stories are available in the form of a list with date tags, Instagram is reportedly looking to change the UI, just a bit, to help users arrange the archive better. More apps are expected to add the tool soon. From there you can edit and add to your story or send it via Direct.

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