Instagrammers can locate the new effects by spotting them in Stories.
Facebook-owned Instagram has announced it is now testing a video chat feature, which it plans to roll out to users worldwide "in the coming weeks." . Both the AR effects and Explore page will be 'rolling out in the coming weeks'. Facebook has also brought a native video chat or calling functionality to Instagram to let users not just share their memories but also communicate face-to-face with other Instagram users.
Another huge update that comes through the new update is Video Chat. That said, you can also minimize the video call screen and do other things on Instagram like scrolling through your feed, or dropping some comments on a post.
Instagram will also expand its policies against the bullying of young public figures. They've integrated themselves even deeper into Facebook and Instagram so you can share tunes easily - no more screenshotting your music player to add to your stories.
Social media giant Facebook's two-day annual developer conference - F8 - kicked off yesterday in San Jose, California where Facebook made quite a few announcements.
GoPro integration is also just as simple. You can either post Stories or send an Instagram DM (direct message) with a song/playlist/album.
Instagram says Spotify's Stories integration will roll out to all of its users starting tomorrow. Creators can make their own face filters and world effects using AR Studio and share them with their followers who view it. "More fun creative effects from your favourite accounts are coming soon, including Ariana Grande, Baby Ariel, Liza Koshy, Vogue, and Buzzfeed", Instagram said.
Instagram's Explore page will soon be more organized. The major changes hitting the new app will be the video calling support and new Explore tabs.
Finally, the Explore section of the Instagram app is getting a refresh with some AI power thrown in, via TechCrunch. Also if you like a particular topic, it will also display the related hashtags to find more contents of your choice.
The last thing that the company announced is a new bullying filter that can hide comments that are meant to harass or upset Instagram users. "The bullying filter is on for our global community and can be disabled in the Comment Controls center in the app", Kevin Systrom, Co-founder and CEO, Instagram said.