Instagram has added a new feature to enable more social activity among its users as the world goes through lockdown to fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The Facebook-owned photo-sharing app has recently launched a new feature which will enable users to co-watch posts and content on its app while video chatting. You can browse through your feed and share your liked or saved posts while chatting with your friend or a group of friends via group video chat.
The co-watching feature will therefore help in sharing your favourite posts with your friends and others while chatting with them, hence increasing video calls over the app.
The feature comes along side a lot of other upgraded trappings on the app to make those practicing self-isolation and quarantine in the wake of Covid-19 spread that also include:
New Story stickers suggesting social distancing and techniques to wash hands
Coronavirus information in top results search bar as well as educational information on the virus while debunking as much misinformation as possible.
The co-watching feature can be used by six users at the same time, as reported by Tech Crunch. You can share feed photos and videos but not IGTV posts. However, if a participant is blocked from viewing a post, it will become non-fuctional for co-watching feature.