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Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts

Instagram Will Reportedly Get These Five New Features for Stories and Posts

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.

Instagram today announced that it would release an Instagram video chat feature.

"People use live video to just hang out", he said. It's even going to be possible to minimize the video and continue the chat even as they browse Instagram or upload new stuff to their feed and story.

You can read all about the current and upcoming new Instagram features by visiting the company's press site. With a self-explanatory name, this feature might allow users to record slow motion videos and post them on their Instagram Stories, in the future. The AR effects from them will roll out in the coming weeks, and Instagram expects to announce other partners soon.

Video chats are just one of the many new features coming to the app. If you see an effect you like being used by someone else, you'll be able to tap "Try it now" in that person's story and add the effect to your tray for later usage.

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Finally, Instagram is adding a Camera Effects Platform.

Facebook is recruiting help to make its Stories more interesting than Snapchat's.

With Facebook's F8 conference well underway, there has been plenty of new announcements made and a bit of saving face when it comes to privacy but for those of you out there still using WhatsApp or hitting up Instagram on the daily, you're about to get some new and perhaps, long-awaited, video features. Using this feature will not display posts from the selected profiles until, of course, you choose to unmute. After that, you can post the final product as a Story or send it to friends as a Direct message.

As users have grown increasingly frustrated with apps like Instagram and Snapchat, they've also considered turning to alternative social media platforms such as Ello and Vero, which promise to put the user experience first above algorithms. Other launch partners include selfie editor Meitu, lipsyncing app Musically, Indian streaming music service Saavn, and more. Instagram noted that you don't have to connect your Instagram account to other apps in order to share to Stories.


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