Instagram Now Lets Users Save Live Videos

Instagram is now letting users save their live streams.

Live Video on Instagram was first introduced at the end of 2016, enabling users to share up to an hour of footage with their followers in real-time.

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

Friends and family who have post notifications on are 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.

However until now, Instagrammers have not been able to keep these recordings, unlike parent company Facebook’s equivalent feature.

Updated yesterday, Instagram now lets users save their live streams to their camera roll.

People can do this by clicking on the top right hand corner “save” button once their live stream has ended.

Although other Instagram users will not be able to re-watch the clips, as they will not be saved to the person’s profile, the live streamer will now have the option of re-posting their saved Live Videos for future viewing.

It is worth noting that these saved clips will not include any comments, likes or streams that the original video received.

Instagram’s save option for live streaming is now available for both Android and iOS users.

Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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