Instagram now lets you add friends to an ongoing video chat in Direct

Instagram Video Chat

Instagram Direct has the ability to video chat with your friends and family. Today the company is bringing the ability to add people to an ongoing video chat in Direct. Just swipe up while you’re chatting to add more friends while keeping the conversation going.

To start a video chat, swipe from right to Direct inbox and open any message thread. From there tap on the new camera icon in the right corner, and the video chat will ring your friends’ phones, so they don’t miss it. While on the video chat, you can minimize the video and multitask on Instagram, sending messages and photos in Direct, browsing your feed, posting a story and more.

You can start a video chat with up to four people at a time and can expand the video chat with more friends. If there’s an active video chat in a group thread, the camera icon will turn blue. You can also mute a person if you don’t want to receive notifications from them.