After the announcement of IGTV there is now another new option on Instagram. You can now video chat with up to three other people via Instagram Direct. To video chat, you do not need a phone number.
Video chat on Instagram
To start a video call, open the Direct inbox. If you click on a conversation, you will see a camera logo at the top right. If you click on this, you call that person. If during the conversation you do not want to miss anything in your timeline or want to post something yourself, you can minimize the conversation. In a chat with several people, you see everyone separately in your screen. Would you rather not receive a video request from someone? Then you can block them for this.
New camera affects Instagram
Instagram launches new camera effects designed by Ariana Grande, Buzzfeed, Liza Koshy, Baby Ariel and NBA. If you follow these accounts and you go to the camera on Instagram, you can add these effects or filters to your photo to your story. You can also try the effects without following the accounts. Select the effects you want to see and add them to your Instagram camera.
The ‘Explore’ feature of Instagram is also changing. This is adapted to your interests and divided into topics. You can also see recommended hashtags per subject. If you do not find a topic, you can mute it.
Instagram is no longer a place for just sharing photos. Instagram expects video chatting to be a big hit. People will stay longer in the app. To call, they do not have to go from the app to another app.