Instagram today launched Live Video on Instagram Stories in a bid to be your one-stop for quick, fun videos.
Live video on Instagram Stories helps you connect with your friends and followers. When you’re done, your live story disappears from the app so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.
It’s easy to go live — just swipe right from feed to open the camera, tap the “Start Live Video” button and start sharing for up to an hour. Your friends may get a notification when you go live so 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. You can also check out new live stories on Explore. Tap “Top Live” to see exciting live stories happening at that moment and swipe right and left to easily skip around.
Like Periscope and Facebook Live, Instagram’s latest offering lets you broadcast video to your followers in real-time. Though there are no replays or sticking it on your wall. So once you’re finished, the video’s gone forever. While Periscope started with a 24 hour expiration date, it eventually allowed permanent replays like Facebook Live