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In fact, the executive said, people have already used about 2billionminutes of video calling on WhatsApp alone (and Zuckerberg apparently contributes to them, relying on the service to video chat with his young daughters when he's on the road).

Another key new feature coming to Instagram is that of video chat that lets users talk on-on-one or in a small group.

For example, Instagrammers will be able to try out Kylie Jenner's favorite lipstick colors in their selfies; add a cloud of hearts and Pomeranians from Jiffpom; or turn any video into an NBA "DunkCam" moment. When brands launch the new effect, users can tap "try it on" directly from the Story in order to add the effect to the camera's tray of different AR effects.

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According to Instagram, users will be able to engage in both one-on-one video chats as well as "a small group" (it didn't reveal how big that group could be).

On Tuesday, May 1, during the Facebook F8 conference, Instagram announced a list of new changes coming to the platform, including a redesigned Explore section, new options for sharing to Stories and a new "bully filter" for comments.

Finally, Instagram is adding a Camera Effects Platform. Explore is keeping the custom-tailored content for each user, but Instagram is also looking to divvy up the feed into topic channels.

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Previous year at F8 we announced the AR camera platform, and today we're bringing it to Instagram. People will also be able to directly share action shots from their GoPro apps.

As users have grown increasingly frustrated with apps like Instagram and Snapchat, they've also considered turning to alternative social media platforms such as Ello and Vero, which promise to put the user experience first above algorithms. The song, album, or playlist you've chosen will then be presented with a sticker that you can move, resize, and rotate.

More than 100 million people worldwide are following hashtags since Instagram added the feature last December. The AR effects from them will roll out in the coming weeks, and Instagram expects to announce other partners soon. We plan to expand this feature and gradually roll out M suggestions for translations to people using Messenger in the U.S. in the coming weeks.

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