Instagram has been busy with new features. The new IGTV, a clearly aimed at YouTube killer, has already made it to the app. Stories now have a musical backing, and Instagram is now adding Instagram video chat, a feature similar to disappearing stories. With all these new features, Instagram may be poised to take over YouTube. But how can you be sure that the new IGTV will make it a more attractive option for video-centric users?
Incoming call screen on Instagram
If you’ve ever been pranked on Instagram, you’ve seen the incoming call screen. It looks like a banner notification that tells you someone wants to call you but can’t. Whenever you receive an incoming call on Instagram, you can swipe up to accept the call or down to decline. If you haven’t been pranked on Instagram, you’re not alone – many people have also been pocket dialed.
You can still use the Instagram app while you’re talking to the other person, including checking your feed, liking pictures, and sending images. The incoming call screen will minimize to the bottom of the screen so that you can continue using the app. Once the call is over, you can resume your normal Instagram activities. You can also respond to messages, browse the feed, and post to your story. You can even continue to video chat with another user.
Video chat in Instagram Direct
If you are looking for a way to start a video chat with a person you follow on Instagram, you can do so by tapping the circular camera button. This button is located on the far left of the chat screen. You can use it to browse your media library, view files, or move the video chat to another location. Once the video chat has been initiated, you can then select the person you want to continue the conversation with.
Once you have selected a friend to video chat with, you’ll be prompted to accept the message. You can also choose to block or mute certain people and start a new video chat with another user. Once you’ve accepted a direct message, tap the gear icon in the profile to adjust your notifications. From here, select “Video Chats” and scroll down to “Push Notifications.” Once a video chat has started, you’ll receive a notification.
Limit of four people in a video chat on Instagram
One of the major changes in Instagram recently is the video chat limit, which has been increased to six people. Before, there was only room for four people in video chats. While this limit is lower than other video chat apps like Snapchat, which allows up to 16 people, and Facetime, which can accommodate up to 32 people, the new limit should be enough for most friendship groups. However, if you want to share videos with multiple people, this change might not be for you.
A new feature is also being tested in Instagram. Live Rooms will allow up to four people to video chat simultaneously, replacing the two-person limit. The company hopes that this will encourage jam sessions, talk shows, podcasts, and other types of collaboration. Those who use Instagram to share photos and videos with their followers can now make these sessions even more productive. Instagram has also added support for group chats, which will help users communicate with their followers in a more efficient way.
Rejecting a call on Instagram
When it comes to Instagram calls, there are a few steps that you can take to properly reject the call. First, you must know the process of accepting and rejecting the call. You will need to accept or reject a call using the “contact” button at the top of your profile. The person who’s calling will receive an incoming call notification on their phone. If you’re not able to accept the call, you can cancel the call and try again.
You can also disable the “Call” feature in Instagram. This will stop the call from being received by your friend, but you will not be notified when someone makes a call. However, if you don’t want to accept the call through a message, you can block the person through a comment. You can also disable the video calling feature in your profile. Then, you can receive messages from your friends without receiving calls.