Instagram testing ‘watch with friends’ video feature

    Instagram’s new feature will let users watch videos together during a video chat on the platform.
    By ASIAN NEWS INTERNATIONAL
    | Updated on Mar 09 2019, 01:40 PM IST
    Instagram’s new video feature is similar to what Facebook introduced with Watch Party.
    Instagram’s new video feature is similar to what Facebook introduced with Watch Party. (AFP/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Instagram’s new video feature is similar to what Facebook introduced with Watch Party.
    Instagram’s new video feature is similar to what Facebook introduced with Watch Party. (AFP/Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    In its latest move aimed at appealing teens some more, Instagram is reportedly getting a new feature that allows for co-watching of videos.

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    The feature, spotted by serial tipster Jane Manchun Wong, is similar to Facebook's experimental Watch Party, and allows users to watch together videos that are shared on the platform.

    However, the feature will be accessible during a video chat on Instagram Direct, Mashable reported.

    It is unclear as to which kind of videos will be supported, but the screenshots shared by Wong indicate that there would be a tab that would pull in related videos. One can also view a playlist of the videos you have selected.

    It is likely that the feature will be used to further push IGTV and make the videos on the YouTube competitor co-watchable.

     

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    First Published Date: 09 Mar, 01:40 PM IST
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