Facebook today announced that Instagram, its popular photo sharing platform, is getting support for video chats, among a couple of other new features.
As Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg noted in his F8 keynote today, quite a few Instagram users already use the platform’s live video feature to chat with friends. “People use live video to just hang out,” he said. “It’s amazing how many of these tools are about brining us together.”
We haven’t seen the new video chat in action, but chances are it’s a pretty straightforward feature that will expand on the existing messaging tools in Instagram.
In addition to these video chats, Instagram is also getting an improved Explore tab that, according to Zuckerberg, is “more focused on the things you are interested in.”
But that’s not all, Instagram is also getting support for Facebook’s AR features with AR features from third parties.
The company made the announcement at its F8 developer conference in San Jose today, where the company also announced a somewhat related new feature: group video chats in WhatsApp.
These new features will roll out over the course of the next few weeks.
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