Instagram is launching a video chat feature

May 02, 2018, 04:33
Instagram is launching a video chat feature

Facebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference on Tuesday a new feature that lets you share content from third-party apps onto your 24-hour videos.

This will allow you to show others what you're listening to, for example, or action shots from GoPro. More apps will be adding the sharing to Stories feature soon. The first two apps to be integrated into Stories are Spotify and GoPro. The music's cover art will then appear on your Story along with a link that allows the viewers to hear the song or project via Spotify. In just a few taps, you'll be able to select, edit and share clips and photos to an Instagram Story or send it via Instagram Direct. "Now that it's easier to share straight to Instagram Stories, we can't wait to see what the GoPro community will post". There's no need to download a separate app or get your friends to join a new service.

One of the biggest announcements was that Instagram users can now share to Stories straight from other platforms and apps.

More than 100 million Instagrammers watch or share on Live every day. These AR effects range from face filters to environmental ones.

There's going to be a new camera icon at the top of a Direct thread which when tapped will start the video chat. Based on the following press image, we assume a max number of four participants per video conversation session.

Instagram will also soon be rolling out a redesigned Explore page organized around topic channels like "animals, ' 'photography" and 'architecture'. Rather than a feed, it is categorized into “topic channels” so you can brose with more direction. Once a user clicks on a topic, they will be able to browse through hashtags related to that topic.

It's a pretty cool symbiotic feature that will "soon" be available on Facebook Stories.

In the coming weeks, we'll bring video chat to Instagram and give friends a new way to spend time together - even when they aren't actually together.

Cyberbullying is a growing problem across numerous social media platforms. Instagram is really striving to keep you engaged and keep things fresh.

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