Instagram is one of the most popular apps on the Google Play Store, which many use to share photos across the social network to their followers. The purpose of Instagram could about to expand into voice and video calling according to some hidden code.

Inside the APK for the app, there are some files that have been discovered called “call” and “video_call” suggesting that soon you’ll be able to make voice and video calls directly within the app, similar to WhatsApp.

Instagram declined to comment on the existence of the file references suggesting that these probably shouldn’t have been uncovered.

Introducing voice and video calling would certainly expand the purpose of the app as a service and ensure people spend more time on the app. After all, Snapchat has had video calling for some time, and Facebook’s Messenger app boasts around 400 million users of its audio and video calling.

The references to these files were built into the APK so it could be the company is looking to launch these imminently.

Drop us a comment below – would you use Instagram for voice and video calling, or do you have enough of those already?

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