Instagram Video chats provide users privacy in communication with real time videos and let them to interact with their Instagram friends easily and in a private space at any time.
You don’t need to have a phone or call number, make calls independently with Instagram video chats, all you need to have is internet access and your Instagram account on any device .
How to use Instagram video chat?
- Install the latest version of Instagram.
- Tap the message arrow icon and enter your Instagram direct box.
- Tap a conversation to open it or start a new one by tapping the “+” icon in the top right of the screen.
- Tap the video icon and wait for your friend to join. If your friend wouldn’t join you would see a message as “didn’t join”. You have two option to cancel or call again.
Your video chat can be minimize by the square icon top left of the call screen, in order to let you do multitask during the call being held. You can like some posts, comment, send direct messages and other Instagram activities during an ongoing call, then simply just tap on the minimized video chat window to turn it back to full screen.
You also can disable video or audio recording during the call, disabling video recording can turn your call to a simple audio call in case you don’t want to show your face at the time.
There would be no time limitation of how long a video call can take so help yourself with hours of talking with your Instagram friends.
Instagram group video chats
Sometimes you need to contact couples of people at the same time, you can add them to a single video chat conversation. You can have video chats with up to four people at a time. On group video chats you would be able to see all the people who currently are in the chat while the screen is divided to separated areas for each person’s video. As an example if you are video chatting with four people your screen would be divided to quarters and each of them contains one person’s video.
You also can join your group friends existing video chat. If your friends in Instagram chat groups are in a holding video chat the camera icon would turn blue and by tapping it you would be able to join the group video chat, notice that you can only join a group video chat that is holding among friends which you already have the same existing group with them.
You would be able to manage your video chat notification from the push notifications setting through the gear setting icon on your account page. As you receive a notification inviting you to join a video chat, swipe up to accept or swipe down to decline the call.
Don’t want to receive video call from particular people? Mute their account to prevent receiving video calls from them, however video calls cannot be received from those who you blocked or unfriended on Instagram earlier.