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From there you can edit and share to your story or feed. These new features might include a new video call feature, reactions - similar to the ones on, a new Slow-Mo mode for Stories, a Mute button to remove certain profiles from your feed, and a new Calendar view for Instagram Stories' archive. You can trim a video to show only the part you want to share - Stories are supposed to be short snippets and not full movies, after all - within the app, as well.

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. Now Instagram seems to be on a roll while it is now set to launch not just one but a total of five new features in the application.

An Instagram blog post announcing the feature also noted that "you don't have to connect your Instagram account to other apps in order to share to Stories".

In the coming weeks, we'll bring video chat to Instagram and give friends a new way to spend time together - even when they aren't actually together.

The firm is now testing out the new video chat feature, with plans to roll it out around the world soon.

Instagram will also add AR camera effects that were brought to Facebook past year. This feature, launching in closed beta, helps people get valuable, instant feedback about purchases, and more.

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The firm also introduced a new way to share activity to your Stories directly from other 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.

Facebook's longing gaze at a future ruled by AR headsets is no secret: Zuckerberg has spoken repeatedly about how the future of computing is worn on the face, whether that's through virtual or augmented reality, and the company's acquisition of Oculus and shrinking of its technology to be more mobile heralds the coming wave of smaller, more practical AR.

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