In addition to video chat, Instagram has also added new topic channels to the Explore tab, making it easier to find the content you're actually interested in seeing rather than sorting through hundreds of random photos and clips.
To start a video chat, swipe to right from the home screen to your Instagram Direct inbox and open any message thread.
As promised at Facebook's F8 conference last month, Instagram's received an update with a group video calling feature. Video calls can support one-on-one conversations or a group of up to four people. When you're ready to leave the video chat, tap the red phone icon at the bottom. Calls can be minimized to a picture-in-picture view that lets you continue to use Instagram as you're chatting. It works for groups, too, so up to four people can be on one video call. You can also mute a person if you don't want to receive notifications from them. To update your video chat notifications, tap the gear icon on profile and find the new video chat control in Push Notifications. Previously, Explore's 200 million daily users just saw a random mish-mash of popular content related to their interests, with just a single "Videos You Might Like" section separated. When you open the page, you'll see a tray at the top with personalized channels.
The personalised channels include a "For You" channel, which has a mix of posts tailored to your interests.
Topic Channels on Explore: Topic channels on Explore allows you to discover your interests on Instagram.
Pertaining to new camera effects, Instagram has enlisted the help of creators from the service, such as Buzzfeed, Ariana Grande, and the National Basketball Association. "Whether you want to make your friends laugh or add some glam to your selfies, you now have more ways to express yourself and feel closer to your favorite accounts". If you follow any of those accounts you'll see the new video effects in the camera app. So for example, after following Liza Koshy, there will be a new camera effect that places a mustache and thick eyebrows on you. And while Instagram didn't have an exact launch date for those features, it looks like all of the testing went well, because the company is rolling it all out beginning today.