Instagram to support video calling feature on IOS, Android

Published on January 30, 2018

The video-calling feature holds utmost importance in most applications these days. It appears that developers at Instagram understand that. Therefore, they are planning on extending the photo-sharing platform’s support for a video-calling feature soon enough.

A new report suggests that the Instagram team is working towards implementing this feature in their applications for both, IOS and Android platforms. The function will be made available for users through their Instagram Direct setting. As noted by First Post, a new icon will appear in the shape of a video camera will appear in the navigation bar of the Instagram Direct chat section. The report further claims that users can video-call only if the other person has accepted their request for the same.


How will it work?

If one wishes to video-call on Instagram, they will be required to tap on the camera icon first. Following which, their request of video-calling will be shared with the other person. Only after they accept the invitation, will the person be able to video-call with them.

There are no other details regarding this matter available as of now. When media publications attempted to get in touch with Instagram for a comment, they refused to respond. The photo-editing platform already consists of features that allow users to join in on a Live Chat section within the application. Meanwhile, the developers at Instagram are also testing options to change the fonts of the typed posts on the platform. There are three fonts available on the platform, including Modern, Typewriter and Strong. It hasn’t been decided whether this option will be made official or not. Since it is still in the testing period, it remains to be seen whether the change in fonts make it to the audience. The Facebook-owned platform even hasn’t confirmed this news as yet.

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