Instagram first announced Live Video back in November. The new feature is very much like Facebook Live, where users can comment on your live video right from the app.
However, according to MSPoweruser, it seems that Live Video on Instagram isn’t universally available to all users. The feature is rolling out over some time so users with the latest update might still not see it.
You can access the feature by swiping right to Story camera. Then, the bottom-screen toggle allows you to switch to Instagram Live and start broadcasting. When you’re done, your live video disappears, but you can check your videos from your friends in the Stories tab at the top of your feed.
In addition, the app now has a special Instagram Live section in the Explore tab. In this section, you will find the Top Live Videos, which will essentially be the most viewed live videos on Instagram. The following video shows an example:
Instagram Direct changes
The update also brings changes to Instagram Direct. The messaging system of the popular photo app simplifies taking and sending a photo or a video and sharing it with others. A simple swipe to the right provides access to the camera.
Users can add stickers, emojis and other things to a message. You can choose a group or create a new one to send it, as well as send it to an individual friend at the same time.
These photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them. Disappearing messages notify when a friend takes a screenshot of the message, quite reminiscent of the way Snapchat does, Instagram’s main rival.
Windows 10 users can download the latest update from the Windows Store.