And, Instagram has revealed a new video chat feature that will allow users to speak face-to-face with their friends individually, or in small groups. Building on that success, the new Explore design is adding topic channels to uncover content on your personal interests and tastes as well as offer more control over content. You can launch a video call just by tapping the new camera icon on the top of a thread. Presumably, it'll be a familiar process to other apps that support group video calls. Should you choose to use them, well, that's up to you. Not one to be outdone, WhatsApp also announced a group video chat feature is on the way, via Android Central. You can chat one-on-one or with a small group - and you can keep the conversation going for as long as you like.
'You can also minimize the video and continue the chat while doing other things on Instagram'. And yes, group video calling feature will work in WhatsApp mobile apps as well.
For example, Instagrammers will be able to try out Kylie Jenner's favorite lipstick colors in their selfies; add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians from Jiffpom; or turn any video into an NBA "DunkCam" moment. Non-followers will be able to find and try on the effects through any of your friends' stories using the effect or any of their direct messages using it. Non-followers will be able to find and try on the effects through any of your friends' stories using the effect or any of their direct messages using it.More news: Thousands rally as Armenia lawmakers set to vote on new prime minister
In the months since the app first gave users the ability to follow specific hashtags, Zuckerberg says more than 100 million people have started to do so.
Instagram announced numerous new features today including Video Chat, a new Explore, sharing to Stories, and a Camera Effects Platform. That let developers push stories about your in-app activity to Facebook's ticker and News Feed. There, you'll see an option to share what you're listening to. In the past, Instagram combated cyberbullying with a comment filter that was introduced in 2017. We know, many people already do this by simply taking screenshots of their music and pulling the image from their camera roll; however, this new feature will not only save users time, it'll also save some much-needed storage space.
Initial partners include Spotify - so you can share a sticker of songs, playlists or albums to an Instagram Story - and GoPro, to share recent action shots from the GoPro camera app. 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. We certainly think they'll add value to the app, so we hope they do come to fruition.