Instagram is now looking to become a full-fledged communication platform as it will have a video calling feature in the near future . Instagram is planning to debut a video calling feature and internally it is working on the development of the same.
You might soon be able to make video calls to friends via Instagram. Putting the photo-sharing network in competition with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. The video calling should start by tapping on the camera icon, that is seen on the Instagram Direct chat. As of now, there is no more knowledge on what exactly other features this video calling feature will contain with in it.
When is the update is rolling out ?
According to information leaked by WABetaInfo, the new feature is currently in development and won’t be released for a few months. Once it’s rolled out, you’ll be able to start a video call with any Insta user who’s accepted an active chat invitation.The feature is expected to be released for both iOS and Android.
Instagram is yet to make this option official since it is only in the testing phase. And while it is in the testing phase, it must be noted that the typewriter font makes the text very small which also lets you type more. Maybe it can work upon the size of the text option depending on the font of the text.
You can chat one-on-one, or even with a small group. And there’s no time limit on the length of conversations, so you could technically video chat for free forever. You can even minimise the video and continue chatting while doing other things on Insta.
Instagram says video chat is “testing now, and will roll out globally soon”
So, we can just hope that feature becomes a reality over the coming months.
What about you?
Are you excited for video calling on Instagram?
Or will it become more cluttered?
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