If the latest report is anything that social media fans may go by, Instagram will soon come up with new features. Commonly, we have seen the audio and video calling feature of SnapChat getting popular over the past couple of months. With the advent of this new feature for WhatsApp fans, things get sorted out all the more for the video and audio calling fans. It seems that Instagram now is preparing the same in order to compete with Snapchat’s most popular feature.
Sources have already dug up icons in the Instagram app’s Android version which closely suggests that the company is developing to roll out a new video calling feature. The leak indicates a screenshot with icons for both traditional “calls” and “video calls”. Reports have shed lights on the fact that Instagram might implement the calling feature within the Direct messaging system. The application has been making enhancements to the Direct feature at a rapid pace quite for a while now and with this, one can expect it to completely healthily with Snapchat.
This isn’t the initial time, however, when we have heard of Instagram including support for audio as well as video calls. Last month, a report has already echoed the fact that it apparently showed the feature in its testing time, although only within the company. Also, this also isn’t the first time for the code within the app to get hinted at the future feature.
Now that the button icons are in APK format, it is hard that the company will deny the coming launch. For the time being, it is still now clear when one may get the anticipated Instagram‘s upcoming feature: the video and audio calling features, but while the icons are public, we’d expect a sooner rollout!
Instagram has massively succeeded in competing with the Story feature which was first seen in Snapchat. But one area that Snapchat will still hold its lead is the chat platform. The data leaked recently has also indicated that the chat is Snapchat’s one of the most popular features, hence, Instagram hopes to get closer to Snapchat if, and only if, it adds seamless audio as well as video calling support to the Direct platform.