Friday, 14 December, 2018

WhatsApp gets group video calls, video chat coming to Instagram

Instagram Stories- Spotify CREDIT Courtesy of Instagram
Stacy Houston | 02 May, 2018, 02:01

Currently, you can only reply to other users' stories by sending messages. In fact, the executive said, people have already used about 2billionminutes of video calling on WhatsApp alone (and Zuckerberg apparently contributes to them, relying on the service to video chat with his young daughters when he's on the road).

Starting today, Spotify users can display a song, album, or playlist on their Instagram Stories by simply clicking the "share" option within the Spotify app.

The firm is now testing out the new video chat feature, with plans to roll it out around the world soon.

The company didn't give an exact date for the rollout of the new feature, but testing is going on right now. To access it, users can tap on a new camera at the top of any direct message thread. Users can chat one-on-one with another user or with a small group and they can keep the conversation going for as long as they want.

Tornado watch for most of central Kansas until late Tuesday night
In the wake of a frontal system, much of the Midwest and parts of the Northeast are seeing a chilly spring Sunday morning. SUMMARY.Several severe storms are expected to develop along the dryline and quasi-stationary front through this evening.

Instagram has announced a slew of new features it will begin rolling out to its mobile apps.

For WhatsApp users, group video calls will soon be a thing although the specific details of how it all will work haven't been revealed. Content will now organized into "topic channels", created to let users browse across their interests, instead of clumping recommended posts in a single view. If a user you follow likes to occasionally bulk upload, muting their profile, rather than unfollowing them, may be beneficial. This adds another way to share even when you don't necessarily have a photo or video to post. That let developers push stories about your in-app activity to Facebook's ticker and News Feed. Using AR Studio, creators will be able to design unique, interactive camera experiences, including face filters and world effects, for their followers on Instagram. More apps are expected to announced compatibility in the near future. As the Facebook scandal has taught us, sometimes a bit too much information.

Instagram will also add AR camera effects that were brought to Facebook previous year. This would archive all your Stories, so you can see what you posted on which day of the month and view them back. If you see a new sticker or filter, you can hit "Try it on", and you'll be able to test it out.

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