How to Use Instagram Live

In the last couple of weeks, Instagram revealed it was including a live function to its now popular Instagram stories and it has. Live videos are currently appearing on Instagram!

How to Use Instagram Live

The brand-new function enables users to stream real-time videos using Instagram Stories. However, unlike Facebook Live and Periscope, Instagram Live videos aren't hosted on the platform. They are instantly erased after each live session. Nevertheless, as a service, you have the alternative to send out the vanishing videos to private clients and groups utilizing Direct Message.

How to Use Instagram Live
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So how does Instagram Live work?

The best ways to Broadcast a Live Video

Open your app and tap the cam icon on the leading left of your screen. You can also begin live broadcasts by swiping right from the feed. In addition to the "boomerang" and "regular" alternatives, you will now see the "Start Live Video" button at the bottom of the screen.

Tap "Start Live Video" Button to Start Broadcasting

Select the "Start Live Video" button for real-time broadcasting. As you transmit, you will have the ability to see the variety of individuals seeing your stream, along with likes, concerns, and remarks. You have the choice to switch off remarks or pin a remark so that all your audiences can see it.

Pin Remarks

To pin a remark, tap and hold the remark. It will instantly be pinned at the top of your feed. To shut off remarks, tap the "More" icon (3 dots) and choose "Switch off Commenting."

Send out Vanishing Messages

Keep in mind; live videos are erased after each live session. You can, nevertheless, send your clients the video by tapping the "Arrow" icon at the bottom right. Select groups or individuals and click send out. The sent out video will look like a circle at the top of your direct inbox. A tick on the circle reveals that your message was effectively provided.


When you begin live streaming, you can opt to send out an alert to your clients, notifying them that you are live. The word "Live" will likewise appear under your Stories profile image. Be as innovative as possible. Your video may simply appear in the "Leading Live" stories location that's noted under the Explore tab.

Below is a brief video discussing how the brand-new "live" function works:

Like Facebook Live and Periscope, you can utilize Instagram Live to promote your organization and construct client fulfillment by hosting live Q-and-A sessions, tutorials, complimentary classes, and demonstrations. The possibilities appear relatively limitless, and the type of broadcast depends on you. How to Use Instagram Live.