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Instagram Launches Live Video and Disappearing Messages

For the past few weeks there has been enough talk about Instagram’s live video feature and today finally Instagram has started rolling it out for all users.

The Instagram live video is a little different from what we have already seen on Facebook or Periscope. The videos on Instagram that are broadcasted live are just for the audience watching it at the moment.

It means that there is no way you can replay those videos. As soon as the video ends, it disappears into thin air.

Some users will like and others won’t but it boils down to your personal preferences. If you want a video to stay on the internet forever, Instagram live isn’t the best choice.

How to Live Broadcast?

To start a live broadcast all you have to do is launch Instagram Stories camera and swipe over to live tab, then click start live video.

You can live stream up to an hour, and your followers may get a notification when you go live so they can tune in.

While you’re live, you can pin a comment for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether.
To feature is rolling out slowly to users around the world so it might not show in your app yet.

Disappearing Photos and Videos in Instagram Direct:

The update to Instagram Direct keeps regular direct messages the same and adds a more visual way to connect. You can send disappearing photos and videos directly to groups and individual friends.

How to make ’em disappear?

Swipe right into the camera to take a photo or video, then tap the arrow to send it privately. You can choose a group or create one in just a few taps.

Unlike other messages in Direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them. And you’ll see if they replayed it or took a screenshot.

This new feature is now available for all 300 million people around the world using Instagram Direct.

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