The Instagram logo is displayed within the opened app on an iPhone. Photograph: (Getty)
Your friends may get a notification when you go live so that they can tune in
Instagram is all set to release its much-awaited live video feature, globally. Called Live Stories, the new feature aims to help you connect with your friends and followers in a better way.
"We’re excited to share that live video on Instagram Stories - a new way to connect with your friends and followers right now - will be rolling out to our entire global community over the next week," says Instgagram in a bog post.
To go live, you just need to swipe right from feed and choose Start Live Video in the camera. When it is done, the live story will disappear from the app. You may also see Top Live on Explore, connecting you to other Live Stories happening at that moment.
Your friends may get a notification when you go live so that they can tune in. While you're live, you can pin a comment for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether.
When someone you follow starts a live story, you’ll see “Live” under their profile photo in the stories bar. During the broadcast, you can comment and like as much as you want.
The live video feature on Instagram Stories is available for Instagram version 10.0 and above.