You Might Be Able to Make Video Calls on Instagram Soon

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The files, which are labeled "call" and "video call" and include phone and camera icons, are now available in the app's Android application packages (APKs). It is likely that similar features would be launched on the iOS version of Instagram in a similar time-frame. The leak indicates a screenshot with icons for both traditional "calls" and "video calls".

If the company adds these new calling features, it will put Instagram's functionality on par with its parent company Facebook and competitor Snapchat.

It has now been reported by TechCrunch that Instagram's Android APK includes icons for an interface that would allow users to make audio as well as video calls, indicating that these services might soon be made available. With these new features, 400 million users benefited from the voice and video calling features per month on Messenger past year making it popular. What that means is that you will be able to make video call only if the person on the other end has already accepted your request to chat. So it seems that Instagram is about to launch audio and video calling within its Direct messaging system.

It's hard not to see the potential arrival of voice and video calling for Instagram as yet another move by Facebook to further pile the pressure on its close rival, Snapchat.

Currently, users can upload videos to their Instagram feed or broadcast a live Instagram stream, but they can't call friends from inside the app. While Instagram combined ephemeral and permanent image sharing in Direct in April 2017, and launched the standalone Direct app past year, messaging still feels bolted on to Messenger.

The fear for most social media users is how to keep their private pictures and videos private without giving access to people.

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Well! While we are on this particular topic, where I am venting out let me also discuss, how this new feature will open doors to a new way of public harassment.

Drop us a comment below - would you use Instagram for voice and video calling, or do you have enough of those already?

Just to add that Texts is just like photos and videos in Stories because everything you share only has a 24-hour lifespan.

The firm also rolled out a "Type Mode" feature that introduces a host of new fonts, backgrounds and other effects to Instagram Stories.

Now, it looks like Instagram might be rolling out a major update soon.

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