Instagram Starts Rolling Out Live Video To All US Users


Instagram has started rolling out its live video feature to all US users.

The new live streaming tool is being made available to all users on iOS and Android, starting yesterday.

Live Video, which is part of Instagram Stories, lets users live stream what they are doing for up to an hour.

Instagram’s live streaming differs to Facebook’s broadcasting tool, as the videos are not archived – your followers can only watch the videos when you are live.

To create a Live Video, users simply open up the in-app camera by swiping right across the home screen and pressing “Start Live Video”.

Friends and family who have post notifications on will also be notified when someone starts a Live Video, and to watch they just click the profile picture on the Stories bar at the top of the home screen.


In a blog post announcing the feature in November, Instagram said: “Live video on Instagram Stories helps you connect with your friends and followers right now.

“When you’re done, your live story disappears from the app so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.”

The tool was announced alongside an ephemeral photo & video feature, which lets users send Snapchat-style updates to their friends and family.

Read more about the new features here.