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How to Stream Live Video on Instagram

Oyetoke Tobi - Saturday, December 17, 2016

Do you know that you can now stream live video on Instagram and entertain your friends and followers?  

Similar to Facebook and Twitter live videos, Instagram also lets you to stream “Live Video” on your iPhone and iPad. You stream live video for up to an hour on Instagram live video feature. It’s actually an excellent way to relate with your followers and friends. So whenever you go live, your followers will be notified instantly. You can also check the real-time viewers and even see their comments. 

So here’s how to stream live video on Instagram

Have this in mind that the Live Video feature is only currently available in the USA. It’s expected to be rolled out in other countries in the next few days. Also make sure you have the latest version of Instagram.

Open Instagram on your smartphone device.

Then tap on the camera button at the top left corner of the screen. Or you can just swipe right from anywhere on Feed page.

Then tap on Live at the bottom side of the screen.

Now tap on Start Live Video to start streaming live video.

So once you go live, your followers and friends will be notified instantly.

As we mentioned earlier, you can also check the number of viewers at the top right of the screen.

The comments section will show up at the bottom.

You can tap on Comment button to add a comment. You can also tap and hold down a comment and pin it at the top to let your viewers see it easily.

And if you wish to disable comments, you can just tap on the three dots button and tap on “Turn Off Commenting.”

Moreover, if you have turned on the keyword filters feature to hide inappropriate comments, the feature will also apply to the comments section on your live video as well.

You just have to tap on End at the top right and confirm it once you are done streaming live.

However, the only problem and downside to this Instagram live video feature is that the video will no longer be available and visible once you finish the streaming. But, it still nice streaming video seamlessly on Instagram.



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