Facebook Livestream Will Be Available On Instagram For All U.S. Users

By Monica U Santos , Dec 13, 2016 05:08 AM EST

Instagram just announced that the new feature, which is the facebook-like live video, will be widely rolled out to everyone in U.S. beginning today. This announcement is just after launching the live video for a test group of its users. You can start a live video from the camera in the app’s Stories section, and followers with Instagram open will see a “live” badge while you’re broadcasting.

Facebook Livestream Will Be Available On Instagram For All U.S. Users

Instagram announced that its live video broadcasting feature will be rolled out to everyone in the U.S. starting Monday. Instagram users in other countries will have access "over the next few weeks,” according to the company. But what sets Instagram’s approach apart from parent company Facebook and others is that once a live video has concluded, it disappears from the app and isn’t available for replay afterward.

As reported by The Verge, there’s a “Top Live” section in Instagram’s Explore section now to point you toward popular live videos happening at any given moment. But once they’re over, they’re gone. Instagram says it does this “so you can feel comfortable sharing what you want, anytime.” If you’re in the US,a live video should show up on Android and iOS within the next few days.

How To Do Live Video on Instagram Stories

Based on the report of IBT, here is how to use the live video on Instagram.

Live video on Instagram Stories will help you connect with your followers. When you’re done, your live story disappears from the app so you can share anything, anytime. To go live, simply swipe right from the feed to open the camera, tap the “Start Live Video” button and you can start sharing your video, which can only last up to an hour. Your friends will get a notification when you go live so they can tune in. When you’re live, you can pin comments for your friends to see or turn off comments. While there are no replays, you’ll be able to browse through a curated Explore the best of Instagram Live videos that are currently happening.

If you don’t want to share a doodle on Instagram Stories post to your followers, you can send it as a Direct message to a few of your closest friends. They’ll be the only ones who can watch it twice before it disappears.


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