Instagram Live Video Launches In The US

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Facebook's annual Year in Review revealed that Chewbacca Mom won the top slot over a live video wherein musician Ted Yoder played a hammered dulcimer, along with several live streams concerning the USA presidential election and a video of people in Dallas lining up to hug police officers.

Introduced in November, Live Video is an Instagram Stories option that allows Instagram users to broadcast live video for up to an hour.

There are two modes users can switch between when they want to share a live feed.

Instagram's Live feature is very similar to Facebook Live that launched in January 2016. To use the function, users will have to go to the Instagram Stories panel.

The Facebook-owned company is moving away from its photo-sharing roots towards more video content.

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Instagram's live video feature works within Instagram Stories panel where friends can share nearly anything from photos, videos, and texts.

So far, there's no word on when the live streaming feature will be offered for more Instagram users outside the United States, but we'll be sure to let you know when more details arise.

To make sure you know when someone you follow is doing a live video, tap the profile tab, tap the settings gear, tap Push Notifications Settings and set Live Videos to On. If you're already in the app, you'll notice someone is streaming live by the label next to their icon and name at the top of the timeline. "We have this moment in time when Instagram is becoming more and more video dominant, video heavy and I think that's just the sign of the times", he added.

Instagram users will also be able to discover live videos on the new platform as well.

You can send a disappearing photo or video either as a group or individual message, and as with Snapchat, once the recipient views the photo or video, it will soon disappear from their inbox. They explained that Live 360 will give users an immediate and authentic window through Facebook wherein they can see what is happening real-time in every corner of the world right now with 360-degree angles.

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