Today marked the debut of Instagram’s newest features: Instagram now allows users to broadcast live videos to their Stories and send vanishing photographs and videos to their friends and followers in DMs. Instagram is fusing Snapchat and Periscope with this release. Instagram is making live video and direct messaging time-sensitive so that it does not compete with Facebook Live and Messenger.
Streaming Live Videos on Instagram Stories
Connect with friends and followers instantly using Live Video on Instagram Stories. You may feel safe posting anything, anytime, unlike on Facebook, because your live tale will be deleted after 24 hours.
To explain how:
Swipe right from the camera on Instagram Stories to access the Live feature, then touch “Start Live Video” to begin broadcasting for up to an hour.
During the show, viewers can post comments or hit the like button as many times as they desire. Streamers have the option to disable comments, hide all buttons, report or ban harassers, and more.
By selecting “Top Live” in Explore, you may also read the latest live stories. Over the next two weeks, Instagram will roll out live video to all of its users on Stories and Explore. Instagram will give a curated channel you can swipe through based on view count, location, and language, making it easy to find and watch Live content.
Images and videos sent in DMs with friends or groups will disappear.
The 300 million monthly users of Direct Messages are also faced with the permanence of their communications. Now you may share photographs and movies that automatically delete to your friends and groups without any hassle. Followers are the only individuals who can view the temporary photographs and videos you send them, regardless of whether your account is public or private.
To explain how:
To capture a photo or video, swipe right into the camera, and then hit the arrow to send it secretly. The recipient list can be as large or as little as you like. The communications can be seen and replayed once only before they are permanently deleted. You will be alerted if they take a screenshot or repeat the moment.
Swipe left or press the new paper aeroplane symbol in the upper right corner of your feed to access your inbox. In the top bar, you may see photographs and videos before they vanish. If several people in your friend circle participate to a single thread, the conversation will evolve into a collaborative Story slideshow.
Both temporary and permanent messages make sense, but the split Direct Messages inbox adds a layer of complexity.
Instagram users who create content may decide who sees it. This information cannot be snooped on without your knowledge. You may finally be who you really are without worrying about how your coworkers or relatives would react if they find out. The rollout for both iOS and Android will occur within the next two weeks.
We’re certain that you’ll have the option to go Live with a select audience very soon… In the meanwhile, you may learn about the most recent Instagram marketing strategies, tools, etc. on Kickstagram’s Blog.