Instagram’s code reveals potential voice and video calling features

Analysis of Instagram’s code has revealed several files that point to possible upcoming voice and video calling features, reports TechCrunch. The files are labelled “call” and “video call” with phone and camera icons and are present in the app’s Android application packages (APKs). APKs contain all of that app’s code and can show files for unreleased functions that are already present in the app but not yet launched.

If the features do go live, it would make Instagram an even bigger threat to Snapchat. Snapchat also has video calling, but it’s somewhat buried — you have to tap onto a friend’s profile and select the call button in their specific chat screen. (Messenger, on the other hand, has a dedicated call button on the app’s launch…

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Author: Thuy Ong

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