Instagram Video Chat – a feature we all were waiting for!

Stories may have been the brainchild of Snapchat, but Instagram has taken it to a new and exciting direction.

At Facebook’s F8 Conference 2018, Day 1, held in California on May 1, the photo-sharing platform announced some exciting features, that will make the app a lot more engaging.

Instagram calling and Video calling is one of the rumored feature that every user was waiting for to be rolled out and finally it will be out soon.

“More than 100 million Instagrammers watch or share on Live every day. But we’ve heard from our community that sometimes they also want to experience real-time video in a smaller group.” says Instagram

The Video Chat filter will be accessible from the messaging section, Instagram Direct allowing a real-time video chat experience between a group of friends or one-on-one.

Instagram Video Chat can be started easily by the newly introduced camera icon and with the feasibility to minimize the video and continue the chat while doing other things on Instagram.

Instagram Video Chat

The feature is being tested globally and as per the Instagram blog, it will be rolled out soon.


With a love for coffee and reading, passion for social media and a flair for perfection, Mrinil heads Marketing, Strategic Alliances, and Operations at Social Samosa. In her capacity as a managing partner, she is on a journey to help Social Samosa scale new heights. Over the past four years, she has worked with a blogging platform and a food-tech product leading social media practice with precision. She believes in adding value to work every day. An amazing cook, ardent reader, music lover, she loves playing basketball too. Follow her @DigitalChhokri on Twitter/Instagram.