May 26, 2018

Instagram Adds Stories Sharing From Spotify, More Face Filters, and Video Chat

02 May 2018, 01:22 | Francis Delgado

Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps Josh Constine @ 8 hours

Facebook and Instagram Stories open to sharing from other apps		
	Josh Constine

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Instagram says the new Explore page will be rolling out over the coming weeks.

The app might get a new video calling feature, which is now available for users on Snapchat. You can also minimize the video and continue the chat while doing other things on Instagram.

The photo-sharing app, owned by Facebook Inc., will let people post information from apps directly to their Instagram Stories, which last for 24 hours. Well, you may want to share the song you are playing in Spotify to Instagram or a picture from your GoPro. From there, they can edit and add to the Story or send it to a friend via direct messaging. Building on that success, the new Explore design is adding topic channels to uncover content on your personal interests and tastes as well as offer more control over content. More than 100 million users watch or stream video on Instagram Live every day, according to the company. Within Stories, Instagram already allows sharing of news stories, for example.

"This new filter hides comments containing attacks on a person's appearance or character, as well as threats to a person's well-being or health", the Instagram team wrote Tuesday. More apps are expected to announced compatibility in the near future. Wong has dived into the Instagram app code and uncovered some evidence that it could be testing new capabilities that will make using the app a whole lot easier. This will allow third-party entities to create new experiences, from text styles, stickers, and face filters.

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If you're using an iOS device, you don't even need a third-party editing app, because you can simply drag the image or video left or right to crop it down to the flawless size. Stickers are also coming to WhatsApp soon.

Finally, the Explore section of the Instagram app is getting a refresh with some AI power thrown in, via TechCrunch. We plan to expand this feature and gradually roll out M suggestions for translations to people using Messenger in the United States in the coming weeks.

Instagram is rolling out a slew of new features to bring Stories and chats to the next level.

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