Besides adding live video, the most famous photo-sharing app, Instagram is rolling out ephemeral live videos and messages since yesterday.
The Facebook-owned app announced the new live video feature for Instagram Stories. Unlike on other platforms like Facebook and Periscope, the videos disappear after the livestream ends.
The live video feature will be available globally in the next few weeks and will allow users to share their videos up to an hour. With live video, they can also notify their friends that they’re going live.
Let’s watch both two features’ introductory videos, here:
To go live, before tapping the ‘Start Live Video’ button, users can swipe right from the news feed to launch the camera. You can tap the arrow to share your video in private. Also in the Explore section, they can see the other livestreams by tapping the ‘Top Live’ button. While the user is live, he can pin comments for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether.
The spontaneous, disappearing photos and videos are now being introduced globally. To open the inbox, the user can swipe left or tap the new paper airplane icon at the top right corner of their feed.
Launching disappearing photos and videos at the top is similar to the way stories are displayed in the main news feed. Users should remember that whether the account is set to public or private, they can only send disappearing photos and videos to people who are their ‘followers’.
Both two features can be used in variable areas like interviews, behind-the-scenes, public announcements and reporting news. It’s great for Instagram to combine these features in its interface.