Instagram will soon include video chat and more

Instagram has received quite a few updates over the last several weeks, all of which have brought not just bug fixes and improvements, but new features. The newest update that will begin rolling out soon will be the biggest one in recent memory. This is next-gen stuff aimed at improving the overall app experience.

Instagram will soon push an update for both the Android and iOS mobile platforms. The social engine wants to stay at the forefront of competition from Snapchat, and is doing so by introducing new functionality this time. There will be new ways to share stories and new camera effects that can be designed by third-parties. Users will be able to do this by saving effects to their account for personal use. The app also has some redesign including the ‘Explore’ tab, which will be more organized than before allowing users to browse and discover new content based on his/her interests, more easily. This isn’t new and revolutionary, but is a step up from the current design. There will also be sharing support from apps like Spotify and GoPro, which is pretty neat. Other apps will gain sharing support to Instagram in their own apps as well, in time.

Video chats are also coming to the social network to keep the service up with the times. Instagram will allow for unlimited video calling, one-on-one or in a small group. As of right now, we don’t have further confirmation regarding its implementation and feature-set, though I’m sure it’ll include lots of options for self-expression and ways to have fun. The function is said to make way to users “in the coming weeks” along with a bunch of the others mentioned in this post.

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