Instagram rolls out Live videos, but there's something you should know

Forget Facebook Live, Instagram Live is the new trend!

Popular photo-sharing app Instagram has rolled out its live-streaming feature within the Stories section of the app. The newly released feature will enable users to share real-time videos with their friends and followers.

Instagram first announced the feature in November this year as a means to ‘connect with your friends and followers right now’.

‘Live Videos’ is built on Stories feature of the app and lets users share up to an hour-long live video with their followers. While the Stories feature lets users share 10-second video clips that disappear after 24 hours, Live Videos will disappear as soon as the broadcast stops, so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.

So, how do you know if your friend is going live on Instagram? 

Well, there’s only one way to know. Keep checking your app frequently. Your friends will get a notification when you go live so that they can tune. They will see “Live” under your profile photo in the Stories section when you go live.

Having said that, there’s one teeny-tiny detail about the feature that you should know. The feature has been rolled out to users in the United States only. So, if you’re residing in any other part of the world, you’ll have to wait a little longer.

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Earlier this month, Instagram introduced another feature that notified users when a friend took a screenshot of the new disappearing message. The news that Instagram was sending notification of the screenshots of the public posts sent the social media into a frenzy. However, it was later clarified that the notification would be sent only when your friend took a screenshot of a message appearing in the disappearing message section of the app.