Instagram code reveals unreleased voice and video calling features
It appears Instagram is preparing to launch audio and video calling features on its platform. The hint of possible new features comes from button icons in Android Application Packages (APKs).
Instagram for Android includes new possible features for their users, such as the possibility of making video calls and calls directly from the social network.
The next big star feature of Instagram is Video calls
Instagram is still looking for new ways to get hooked their users on its platform. Instagram Stories was a boom (Snapchat’s struggle is real). Now the company wants to add new features to its platform.
You can see the files and icons for “Call” and “Video Call” in this image, which are lying dormant in the app waiting to be surfaced when the company is ready to launch them. Source: TechCrunch
You see, maybe we will see a merge between Whatsapp and Instagram.
Although there aren’t enough clues about what the interface would look like, when references are found to special functions within Android Application Packages (APKs), which is the package to shape the application, its launch in tests is usually imminent, at least for a small number of users.
It is expected that these new calls and video calls features are integrated as part of direct messages section in the app, although, given the rumors that point to a separate version of “Direct”, it may work as a separate core once Instagram decides to separate messages of its main application.
We will have to wait to see if Instagram finally integrates voice and video calls on their main interface. For now, we keep using Facebook Messenger calls.
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