Instagram is the next app that allows you to stream live videos. The feature will be available within a week.
The live stream feature can be started from the Stories section of the app, via the Start Live Videos button. Users can add a description. The new feature was already announced by Instagram in November.
Notifications and likes
Followers receive a notification that you have started a live stream and can like and comment during the stream. If you’re streaming, you can highlight certain comments by the plan to pin down. The streams can take up to 1 hour.
Live streams on Instagram, unlike Facebook and cannot be saved and seen afterward. Instagram shows the most popular live streams of the time in the Explore section.
Besides Facebook, YouTube and Twitter’s Periscope app already offer the ability to stream live. For Instagram’s parent company Facebook, live video is becoming more and more important because it is a way to keep users longer on the social network.