Instagram recently announced it started experimenting with livestreaming. Today, the social network made the announcement Instagram Live is now live and available to virtually anyone across the United States.
How to use Instagram Live
To start broadcasting live on Instagram, go to the Stories camera section on your app. Swipe over to the ‘Live’ mode. You Instagram contacts will know you are live from a ‘live’ badge that will appear as an overlay on your Story icon.
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Looking at how Instagram Livestream appears, there is little difference between it and what we see on Facebook Live or Periscope. You even get the option of leaving comments and tapping the Heart button, which floats over the video as you tap.
However, unlike Facebook Live and Periscope, Instagram Live videos cannot be view later after the livestreaming session is over. That means, to view Instagram Livestream, your contacts must be on Instagram when, and for the duration, you will be streaming live.
Though, users now get an Explore page on Instagram, Top Live, where you can get a list of all accounts streaming live now. The video …read more