Are Voice And Video Calls Coming To Instagram?
If you find it difficult to muster the courage to slide into someone's DMs on Instagram, the next development on the app might not be for you.
It looks like the social media company want to become your go-to app for voice and video calls as well as somewhere to share your arty #35mm holiday pics.
Reliable tech leaker Ishan Agarwal shared images of some files buried in the Instagram Direct messaging app which have icons for both 'Call' and 'Video Call' which would presumably allows users to use the app as a phone as Snapchat have introduced.
But TechCrunch point out, "The addition of voice and video calling would make Instagram a better chat alternative to Snapchat, which first launched video calling in 2014 and enhanced the feature with easier access plus audio and video notes in 2016. Instagram has been working hard to leapfrog Snapchat with new features like replay privacy controls that Snapchat lacks."
Now they just need to find a way to ensure you don't accidentally call the person you like while you're stalking them.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.