WhatsApp bringing group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

WhatsApp bringing group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

There's no need to download a separate app or get your friends to join a new service.

Face filters, text styles and stickers help turn casual moments into experiences you can't wait to share.

'Just tap the share button in the Spotify or GoPro app and your content is pulled directly into the Instagram camera, ' Instagram says.

While video chat has finally been confirmed, the tool is still in testing phases and Instagram says the feature will roll out globally "soon".

In the coming weeks, we'll bring video chat to Instagram and give friends a new way to spend time together - even when they aren't actually together.

San Francisco: Instagram is getting a new feature that's straight out of Facebook's past. Content will now organized into "topic channels", created to let users browse across their interests, instead of clumping recommended posts in a single view.

In 2012, Facebook announced Open Graph, a feature that automatically posted songs you're listening to, stories you're reading and other activity, directly to your Facebook feed. Using this feature will not display posts from the selected profiles until, of course, you choose to unmute. Instagram's blog post states that you can chat one-on-one or in a "small group", but doesn't specify a limit to how many people can participate in the video chat.

More apps will soon support the feature as well.

For WhatsApp users, group video calls will soon be a thing although the specific details of how it all will work haven't been revealed.

Instagram is also apparently looking at adding a slow-mo recording feature to Stories. Developers will be able to build experiences that let people virtually customize or try on merchandise, walk through new products, or simply express themselves in a fun way. At launch, translations from English to Spanish (and vice-versa) will be available in Marketplace conversations taking place in the US.

A Slow-Mo mode might also be coming to Instagram Stories, if Jane Manchun Wong's screenshots are anything to go by.

After Instagram lifted Snapchat stories and made them better and more popular, the running joke is that anything Snapchat does, Instagram is likely to follow. You can also watch all F8 keynotes on the Facebook for Developers Page.