Back in November, Instagram announced its Live video broadcasting features which permits users to show your followers what you’re up to in real time. It also lets users browse for Live videos happening at this very moment as selected by Instagram algorithmically. Now, it’s making these features accessible to all users in the U.S in the next couple of days.
Instagram Rolls Out its Live Video Broadcasts in the U.S.
The Live features reside in Instagram Stories, and you can access them by swiping into the Stories camera area and then tapping the toggle to go into “Live” mode. Live videos aren’t saved on your Instagram, in Stories or otherwise, signifying your followers can only get them while you’re really broadcasting.
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That’s the main difference between Instagram’s live video and that presented by others, counting parent company Facebook. Just as Facebook Live, If we go Live from Instagram Live, your friends will get the notification. But the difference is that once you are done with Live video, your Live video will disappear from your story. When a friend is Live, there will be a “Live” sign under his/her profile. However, you can like and comment as much as you want.
Instagram also has a new method to find live streams to watch. Under the Explore tab there’s a new “Top Live” segment for U.S. users that will display a range of the best content presently on offer as pronounced by the company’s algorithm. That’s actually easier finding than you’ll find on most contending live video platforms.
For the time being this feature will be rolling out for U.S users in the next couple of days. They can check their Instagram app for updates.
Others will have to wait a little to enjoy this feature. As it will come on Instagram for its users living in places other than U.S.