New update for Instagram introduces Live Video support in Direct.
Instagram announced in a blog post version 26 of the app for iOS and Android. Instagram v.26 brings support for live videos in Direct. You will be able to start a live video, and then send it to a friend, or a group of friends. Everyone watching this Live Video will be able to share it with their friends.
The new option could be disabled in the Settings, if you don’t want to send live videos to friends. Sharing a video you watch is also easy. Just tap the Direct icon at the bottom and select a friend.
From the blog post:
When you’re live, just tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and send your live video to friends. You’ll also have this option when going live with a friend. Once sent, the recipient will see your live video in their Direct inbox. Friends can only view your video if you’re currently live. If your live video is over, your friend will see a message saying the video has ended.
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