Instagram lets you record and broadcast live videos from your account. Sharing with friends and followers in real-time what going on in your day has never been easier. If you've never used it before, we'll explain it in this article.
To get started, open Instagram and click on the camera icon at the top of the screen:
At the bottom of the screen you will find several options: live, create, normal, etc. Click on LIVE from the options below, and a button will appear to start your live broadcast. After verifying your connection, a countdown will begin to start the broadcast:
While broadcasting live, you may want to configure your privacy setting to restrict your audience. To do so, tap the wheel-shaped icon in the upper left of the screen. There you can select the people who will see your live stream. You can also choose who can send replies: everyone, only people you follow, or no one. You can also decide if you want to save it on your phone or on Instagram.
Congrats if you've started your first live streaming session. However, we still 2 more tips. If you haven't started yet, also keep this in mind:
- Camera: You can use both the front and rear camera on your mobile phone. Just tap the screen to switch between the front and back camera.
- Interactions: While you're broadcasting you will be able to see who is viewing you in real time, as well as the count of viewers. You also have the option to monitor your viewers comments. You can dismiss people from your live stream and report offensive viewers.
When you finish broadcasting, the video will be saved in your chosen location.
To see the others' live shows, just go to the top of the screen where Stories are located. The Live videos are distinguished because under the person's name is the name of the live show in red.
If you want to participate in others' videos, comment and show that you like what you see by sending hearts. Both the poster of the video and other user viewer will see what you have sent.
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