How to Make Video Calls on Instagram on PC or Mac (with Pictures)

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How to Make Video Calls on Instagram on PC or Mac (with Pictures)
How to Make Video Calls on Instagram on PC or Mac (with Pictures)
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This article will teach you how to make video calls on Instagram on PC or Mac. Since the browser version of Instagram is limited and you can't access your conversations, you can use the Instagram app with the Android emulator BlueStacks to open Instagram on your computer. You must be using the Instagram app to make a video call. BlueStacks is a highly recommended Android emulator that you can download for PC and Mac and let you use Instagram on your computer just like you do on your phone. You need a webcam and microphone to make a video call.

Steps

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 1

Step 1. Go to https://www.bluestacks.com/ in an internet browser

Popular browsers include Firefox and Chrome.

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 2

Step 2. Click the green Download BlueStacks button

The browser will automatically detect whether you are using Mac or Windows and download it accordingly. A pop-up window will appear in front of your download location.

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 3

Step #3. Click on Save

The installation file will now be saved to the location you chose in the previous step, probably the Downloads folder.

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 4

Step 4. Click on the BlueStacks installation file to open it

  • Click Allow changes when prompted. You will be redirected to the installation file.
  • Read and accept all terms and conditions before proceeding.
  • You can adjust the installation by clicking on the blue text 'Customize installation'.
Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 5

Step 5. Click Install Now

Now you will see the progress of the download in a bar.

After downloading the app, you will see a progress bar showing how the installation is progressing

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Step 6. Open BlueStacks

This is in your Start menu or in the Applications folder.

  • The first time you start BlueStacks, it may take a while.
  • The app will ask you to sign in to a Google account or create an account.
  • You will be presented with a list of apps that you can use with BlueStacks.
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Step 7. Click on the search bar

It's in the top right corner of the window. A list of the most wanted games is expanded.

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 8

Step 8. Type 'Instagram' and press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return.

This will open a new tab called "App Center" in your app search results window.

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Step 9. Click on Instagram by Instagram

A Google Play Store window will open on the Instagram detail page.

If you didn't want to sign up for or create a Google account, you'll get that question again. You need a Google account to download Android apps

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 10

Step 10. Click the green Install button

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Step 11. Click the green Open button

The Instagram app will launch in BlueStacks. Your app window may shrink to reflect the size of a phone.

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 12

Step 12. Click Login or Create new account.

You can log in with your Facebook account or with your Instagram email and password

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Step 13. Click on the airplane icon to start a new conversation

It's at the top right of your screen. Your DM screen will boot.

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Step 14. Click in the Search bar

A keyboard will appear and below that you will see a list of contacts.

You can also click the pencil and paper icon to start a new conversation

Do Video Chats on Instagram on PC or Mac Step 15

Step 15. Type the name of the person you want to video call

As you type, the contacts below the bar will change. You can click on a person there or complete the name of the person you want to start a conversation with and then press ↵ Enter or ⏎ Return.

  • You can add up to 6 people to your conversation.
  • A DM page to that person or group will be loaded.
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Step 16. Tap the video camera icon

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It's at the top right of the conversation window.

  • Before this icon appears, you must be in the current DM with the person you are calling.
  • You will need to grant the app access to your camera and microphone.
  • The person you are calling will get a notification on the screen you are calling.

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