Instagram now makes video calls for all its users. The new call feature is built into your inbox.
The feature appears to have been added to one of the recent updates of the application and now seems to work for most if not for all users.
Let's look at how you can make a video call to Instagram.
Open Instagram and your inbox. Touch the friend icon you want to call or press the plus button at the top right and select a contact.
At the top of the chat, you'll see a new camera icon. Touch to start the call.
The recipient should have this feature included in the latest version of Instagram. In the above manner, although you initiate a call as a video call, you have the option to make a simple voice call by turning off the camera and leaving the microphone. You can also switch between the front and rear cameras. By default, Instagram uses the front camera.
The video call can be minimized in a small window by touching the square button at the top left of the call interface. You can then continue browsing the app while making your call.
If you want to return to the full-screen call interface, just tap the animated window and it will be maximized.