Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Instagram Appeared to Be Working on Voice and Video Calling Features

Instagram Direct combines ephemeral and permanent messaging Instagram Direct combines ephemeral and permanent messaging
Theresa Hayes | 06 March, 2018, 11:06

Now Instagram allows people to call each other using Live video in Stories to create shared air.

Instagram has already followed Snapchat's disappearing photo feature in Stories, and made a massive success of it. Instagram Stories now has more than 300 million daily active users compared to Snapchat's 178 million.

Instagram was primarily launched as a social platform where users could share photographs and we have seen my new updates and features being included on the app which have made it even more popular and convenient.

Yes, this can make it similar to Facebook in some ways.

The said files, which were found in the app's Android application packages (APKs), are labeled "call" and "video call" along with phone and camera icons, respectively.

The assumption was based on the found icon image in video call.

The files, which were first analyzed by an Indian leakster, were buried not only in Instagram's code but also in that of the Instagram Direct standalone app, which was launched previous year. The latter app introduced test and video chats in 2014, and these features haven't been copied by Instagram just yet.

Instagram has often been accused of copying features from Snapchat.

Namely, icons that point to voice and video calling functions.

That upcoming features could make Instagram an all-in-one app.

When asked about the discovery, Instagram declined to comment. Both of these allow for users to take photos and videos and then string them together like a slide show, which they can then broadcast to their followers, before they disappear in 24 hours.

Eager to one-up Snapchat, Instagram appears to be preparing to expand its collection of shutter modes beyond options like Boomerang and Superzoom.