Instagram’s group video chat is now live, and it’s not terrible

Thursday, June 28, 2018- According to the tech update reports, Facebook as being promised in its Facebook’s F8 conference last month, Instagram was introduced with an update of group video calling feature.

Some of the features added in it which users liked the most were like, You can only call people you’re connected to, i.e. you follow them and they follow you back. That keeps things a bit more private than what I’d feared when I wrote about a rumor about this feature back in March. Which lets you chat with up to three more pals at the same time; you can also minimize the video screens to a thumbnail if you’d like to continue browsing your messages and feed. In my brief test, I found it to work just fine – albeit with a few seconds’ delays in initially connecting and starting up video streams.

The new video calling functionality is available now on Android and iOS; you’ll want to make sure you’ve upgraded to the latest version of Instagram’s app for it to work. To try video calls for yourself, you’ll need to head to your inbox in the app, open up a conversation, and then click on the camera button at the top right of the screen. You can also join ongoing calls, which you can identify in your conversation by the blue camera icon.

by Sawan Kumar on June 28, 2018

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