The feature is rolling it out now, with Instagram stating more apps with Story integration are coming soon. This is a feature that's been long-overdue for WhatsApp, and although specifics on how it'll work haven't been shared yet, this is still an exciting day for users that have been waiting for years for it.
According to the Facebook-owned app, video chat will be available to users in the "coming weeks".
One of the biggest announcements was that Instagram users can now share to Stories straight from other platforms and apps.
Facebook and Instagram users can now share to Stories directly from GoPro and Spotify
Instagram's testing video calls right now and will expand them to all users "soon". A spokesperson for Facebook told the Daily Dot that GoPro will have a sharing feature on Instagram while SoundCloud content will integrate with Facebook. You can launch a video call just by tapping the new camera icon on the top of a thread.
Instagram video chat will allow one-on-one conversations as well as group chats. You can also minimize the video and continue the chat while doing other things on Instagram.
Instagram is now testing out the video chat feature and will roll it out globally in the coming weeks.
Prince Louis celebrated in Parliament with a waiata
Princess Charlotte has had a busy year - starting nursery, heading on an overseas tour - and welcoming a new baby brother. Unlike his siblings Prince George , 4, and Princess Charlotte , 2, Louis' birth certificate is typed and not handwritten.
Voice and video calling are very popular on WhatsApp, and we're excited to share that group calling will be coming in the months ahead. The company said that more apps will be integrated with Instagram in the future. GoPro's integration actually lets you edit your movies inside Facebook's apps, while you can immediately start listening to songs shared from Spotify and SoundCloud. The goal of the makeover is to connect users with hashtags and content that they will like. That means you turn any video into a National Basketball Association dunkcam or add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians to fluff up your photo.
The firm also introduced a new way to share activity to your Stories directly from other apps. That's because the smartphone's ability to display augmented realities has made it a flawless testbed for Facebook to build up its technology ahead of the computing platform it believes will make the idea worthwhile: AR headsets.
We're building a feature for dating and relationships within the Facebook app. People already use Facebook to meet new people, and we want to make that experience better. As the Facebook scandal has taught us, sometimes a bit too much information.
Israeli strike hits Gaza port: Palestinians
Forty-four Palestinians have now been killed by Israeli fire since major protests began on March 30, with over 1,500 more wounded. More than 10,000 people were protesting when soldiers shot live ammunition and tear gas into crowds, Reuters reported .
'The order of photos and videos in your feed will be based on the likelihood you'll be interested in the content, your relationship with the person posting and the timeliness of the post'.
Sainsbury's and Asda in £12bn merger
One source close to Wal-Mart said the merger would allow the two companies to invest in providing more products at lower prices. It is understood that any investigation by the CMA would only be announced once an intention to merge was formally unveiled.