Instagram integrates video calls as Shared Stories in most recent bid for your attention

‘Instagram now allows users to broadcast a live Story with a friend. The feature was tested with select users over the past few months, and it’s finally out for everyone to use’, according to Tech Crunch. 

‘Shared Stories allows users to pick anyone who’s currently watching their live broadcast to join in. Once it’s linked, the screen splits into two and anyone who follows each user will be able to see the combined live Story — it’ll show up as a stacked circle on the Stories timeline.’

‘A feature like this opens the door to all kinds of uses for live Stories: from interviews, to celebrities interacting with each other, making a regular live Story or even a two-way video call way more enticing.’