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Instagram Adding Video Chat, AR Camera Effects And More New Features

International Business Times

Facebook announced a bunch of new features for its Instagram app during its annual F8 conference. One of the biggest new features on the photo-sharing app is the ability to let users video chat within the app. Users can now have group video chat on Instagram. Facebook says that video chat on Instagram will be available in the coming weeks. The feature is available from the Direct inbox.

Instagram Rolls Out Video Chat, New Camera Effects And Topic Channels

Forbes - Tech

Today Instagram has rolled out video chat, new camera effects and topic channels on Explore for its Android and iOS apps. These features were originally announced at Facebook's F8 conference last month. And it comes on the heels of Instagram's introduction of IGTV and the 1 billion monthly active user milestone. Instagram has added video chat through the Instagram Direct messaging service. You can set up a video chat with an individual or a group by swiping into the Direct inbox and opening a message thread.

Instagram GIFS Update: How To Add To Photos And Videos In Stories

International Business Times

Instagram users now have more creative ways to express themselves. The platform announced on Tuesday a new GIF option on Instagram Stories.

The LG V30 is the perfect smartphone for vlogging


When LG took the wraps off of the LG V30 at IFA last week, it spent nearly 20 of its 50-minute presentation talking about the phone's dual camera system. Juno Cho, President of Mobile Communications, rattled off statistics like "almost 80 percent of smartphone users use their smartphone at least once a week to shoot videos." He also said that "we are literally on the verge of transitioning from storytelling to storyshowing," which is almost as crazy as Samsung's new catchphrase: "Your New Normal." Cho is on to something: YouTube, Snapchat and Instagram are proof that amatuer video is massively popular. Having spotted this trend, LG is positioning the V30 as the ideal tool for anyone trying to break into making video.

How to Create Instagram Stories People Love to Watch


Looking for tips to create stronger Instagram Stories content? In this article, you'll find six ways to enhance your Instagram stories for better audience engagement. If you look through Instagram Stories content from brands, you'll find that most story content just isn't that engaging. There are plenty of possible reasons for this. Perhaps the brands aren't aware of all of the Instagram Stories features available or simply don't have the time to develop creative content.