Highlights

  • The feature on Instagram will be rolled out for both iOS and Android users
  • This feature might get included on Instagram in the upcoming Beta update
  • With the help of this feature, users may also make video calls to their followers

When Facebook acquired Instagram by paying a whopping $1 billion, then many raised their brows and didn’t consider it prudent. Its growth since then has been tremendous and every now and then some new features are introduced in this social networking platform. This time it is rumored that the messaging app Instagram will be embracing the video calling feature just like the Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp. This feature is still in the development phase, but it will be made official for both Android and iOS platforms. It is speculated that the video call feature might get embraced in the upcoming Instagram Beta update.

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It is important to point out that Instagram has already helped the users to go live with a friend by using the Instagram Live feature. As this feature is visible to all your followers, so it is not as the private for the users as the video calls.

Although, there is no official confirmation from social media giant on this video calling feature, still according to the buzz in the rumor mill, this feature might get rolled out by the end of this quarter. As per the report by WABetaInfo, this feature will be placed next to the info button of a chat in the direct messages section. After opening the direct message section on Instagram, you will be able to make a video call, if the person on the other end is also available for video chat. This video call request cannot be made to anyone, who has not accepted the direct message request of the sender.

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In fact, in such a case the icon of video call will not appear, thereby maintaining the privacy of the users. Interestingly, the users may use this feature to make video calls with their followers.

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