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

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

In 2012, Facebook announced Open Graph, a feature that automatically posted songs you're listening to, stories you're reading and other activity, directly to your Facebook feed. Starting with Spotify, SoundCloud, and GoPro, third-party apps can now let their users share to Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories.

Instagram is getting support for video chats, a hate filter, and AR. There's no need to download a separate app or get your friends to join a new service.

With the new video-chat feature, Intagram users must tap the new camera icon at the top of a direct-messaging 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.

At today's F8 develper conference in San Francsico, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that Instagram is now testing a built-in video chat feature that will roll out globally in the next few weeks. This announcement comes about a month after Snapchat revealed a video chat feature of its own.

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Sharing to the Stories camera is similar to posting content or website links to your Facebook or Instagram timeline.

The firm is also rolling out new interactive camera effects, and has overhauled its Explore tab to organize content into 'topic channels'. Instagram says the new design aims to make discovery easier, and that the update will be out in the "coming weeks". This feature, launching in closed beta, helps people get valuable, instant feedback about purchases, and more. More apps will be adding the sharing to Stories feature soon. If you see a new sticker or filter, you can hit "Try it on", and you'll be able to test it out.

Facebook's longing gaze at a future ruled by AR headsets is no secret: Zuckerberg has spoken repeatedly about how the future of computing is worn on the face, whether that's through virtual or augmented reality, and the company's acquisition of Oculus and shrinking of its technology to be more mobile heralds the coming wave of smaller, more practical AR.

Historically, Instagram hasn't let users share much from the outside world. For example, if you follow a lot of cat Instagram profiles, there might be an Animals section on the Explore page.

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