Do you want to be Live on Instagram? Instagram allows you to broadcast a live video. It is a most engaging activity which can drive you more followers. But it’s not like pre-recorded Instagram stories or posts.
Instagram live videos allow your audience to react in real-time as they can ask a question or post their comments. This Instagram live video disappears as soon as you end the video. You can stream live video for up to one hour.
In this section, we will discuss the steps to get live on Instagram.
Steps to Live on Instagram:
Step 1: Tap on the Instagram app of your phone and at your home page tap on the ‘camera icon’ at the top left corner of the screen.
Step 2: You Instagram camera is on. To slide to the Live mode, you have to tap on ‘LIVE’ which is at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Live mode of your Instagram app is on but to start the live video you have to tap on the ‘circular round’ button as you can see in the image below.
Step 4: Before your Instagram app starts the live streaming, it checks the internet connections.
Once the connections are verified the app will let you live.
Step 5: Your followers are informed of your live streaming. The numbers followers watching your live streaming is shown with the number at the top left corner of your screen.
They can post their queries or comment about your content regarding live streaming. You can also comment during the live streaming. For that tap on the ‘comments ‘at the bottom of the screen.
Type your comment and tap on Post.
You can also pin your comment so that it can be all the followers can view your comment. For that tap and hold your comment you want to pin and a ‘Pin comment’ command will pop up, tap on the ‘Pin comment’.
The pinned comments stay while unpinned comments will disappear as the new comments arrive.
Step 6: To end the live video, tap on ‘End’ the top right corner of the screen.
And tap on ‘End video’ button.
Step 7: Well you can download your streamed video; you can even delete the video or you can share it to IGTV.
Remember while you download the video, the thing like you viewers, likes and comments are not saved.
So, this is how you can be live on Instagram. Hope the content is useful. Keep reading.