In an effort to keep people connected during the COVID-19 crisis, Instagram is rolling out a unique video chat feature called Co-Watching. This new feature allows you and your friends to share Liked or Suggested Instagram posts while in a video chat.
This means that you can share a funny cat video with your friends and watch their reaction in real time. Or, you and your friends could take turns sharing the weird content that seeps its way into your Suggested feed. Just press the Photo icon on the bottom corner of an ongoing video chat, pick out a photo or video, and send it to the group.
Co-Watching isn’t the only new feature on Instagram, although its certainly the most notable. Other features, which were announced on an Instagram Blog post this morning, include updated COVID-19 educational resources, international support for the Donate sticker in Instagram stories, and a more aggressive campaign against COVID-19 misinformation across the Instagram platform.