Instagram Code Reveals Possible Audio and Video Calling

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Not content with cloning Snapchat, Instagram is now planning on cloning the functionality of … the phone, the device that you use to scroll through Instagram. TechCrunch reports that files found buried in the latest version of the Android app contain assets for a call system, apparently meant to integrate with the service’s direct-messaging system.

Icons resembling a video camera, like the FaceTime icon, were found in the app. If that’s not obvious enough, they have file names like “call.png” and “video_call.png” and “direct_video_call.” Instagram hasn’t said anything about the feature, and likely won’t until it’s ready for prime time. That could be any day now, given that it’s lying dormant in the app right now.

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Instagram Code Reveals Possible Audio and Video Calling