Instagram Announces Video Calls Feature!

Today we’re launching two new features to bring you even closer to the people and things you love: video chat and topic channels on Explore. You can now video chat in Instagram Direct, either with just one person or a group. While on the chat, you can minimize the video and keep enjoying Instagram. With topic channels on Explore, we’re giving you new ways to discover your interests on Instagram. Now it’s even easier to browse through posts you want to see and accounts you want to follow.

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Instagram has just introduced video calls right in your DM's. Now we can "FaceTime" people on androids and catch catfishers. Your #WCW or #MCM in your DM's cannot hide from the video calls anymore. 

It's been out for a few days and so far I like it. I've used it maybe 3 or 4 times and it's pretty convenient. The thing I like the most is that it actually shows up as a phone call with the contact name as their Instagram @ name. Not bad... 

Pros:

  • You can find out what people really look like.
  • You can pretty much video call anybody (maybe even celebrities if they're up for it
  • You don't have to leave your favorite application, it's right there in your DMs. 

Cons:

  • We're just using more data 
  • We're just going to kill our batteries more
  • We're going to be required to look good more often 

Lol! You be the judge! Try it out and let me know if you like it @MannieOnTheScene. 

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