Thursday, 24 May, 2018

The 5 Best New Features Arriving On Instagram Today

Facebook and Instagram Stories adds Spotify integration Facebook and Instagram users can now share to Stories directly from GoPro and Spotify
Sherry Houston | 02 May, 2018, 02:03

And yes, group video calling feature will work in WhatsApp mobile apps as well. Instagram video chat is going to go live in the next few weeks, the Facebook-owned company has confirmed today. You can also share GoPro videos from the GoPro app to Instagram in a similar fashion. The AR effects from them will roll out in the coming weeks, and Instagram expects to announce other partners soon.

Instagram is rolling out a slew of new features to bring Stories and chats to the next level. You can launch a video call just by tapping the new camera icon on the top of a thread. But users said they also want to engage in real-time video sessions in smaller, private groups. Video chat will be available in Instagram Direct and will empower both one-on-one and group conversations. You won't have to connect your Instagram account to either app in order to access the feature and you can send your post to either your story or someone in your DMs. If a user you follow likes to occasionally bulk upload, muting their profile, rather than unfollowing them, may be beneficial.

For example, Instagrammers will be able to try out Kylie Jenner's favorite lipstick colors in their selfies; add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians from Jiffpom; or turn any video into an NBA "DunkCam" moment.

Past year at F8 we announced the AR camera platform, and today we're bringing it to Instagram.

With the redesigned Explore tab, users will be able to curate what they see on the app, including suggested photos and videos, based on their interests. That's because the smartphone's ability to display augmented realities has made it a flawless testbed for Facebook to build up its technology ahead of the computing platform it believes will make the idea worthwhile: AR headsets.

More apps will soon support the feature as well.

The firm also introduced a new way to share activity to your Stories directly from other apps. If you find a topic you like, you can see related hashtags.

For the first time, Instagram will let apps post content directly into Instagram Stories (a feature that also will be coming to Facebook Stories).

F8 continues this week, we'll let you know about anything else interesting that we learn, and we'll also try to let you know when these features go live.

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