We have decided to keep on releasing some vital insights about the Instagram development, and, after presenting the new “Activity Status” feature that enables friends and family to keep track of your Instagram activities, today we’ll be talking about a new feature coming on board which is “Instagram Video Calls”.
Currently, the Instagram team is reportedly working to implement a new feature in the app which is the possibility of making a video call to your friends and loved ones.
A new icon will show up in the navigation bar in the chat, just similar to WhatsApp:
The feature will immediately be accessible once the user opens an active chat with another user: this implies you will be able to video call if the other user has already accepted the request to chat with you, otherwise, the video call icon won’t show up.
Tapping on the icon, the video call will start immediately. Instagram hasn’t really implemented other UI components for the video call (so there’s very little to share) and consequently we should wait a bit more to see this feature enabled.
This feature is still under development, so it’s normal that you don’t see it even if you update your Instagram app: it will be enabled in the coming months from now, and it will be available both on iOS and Android devices.