Connect with us


Instagram to get Live Video feature soon, confirmed by the CEO



Previously we had reported about the live video feature coming to Instagram as it was being tested in many places. Now we have an official confirmation from the CEO of the company, Kevin Systrom. The CEO discussed the company’s live video ambitions in an interview with the Financial Times. Well, that was quick since we earlier reported about the feature just a couple of weeks back. However, he didn’t give much info on this and hence we are not sure exactly how it is going to be implemented.

Kevin Systrom quoted that “Live is really exciting for us, I think it can enhance what we’re doing. If I’m trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, them streaming video to me live would be an amazing way to be closer to them.” As mentioned earlier, we are not sure as to how this feature will be made available to users, but judging by the previous rumours, we are expecting the feature to be baked right into the stories feature.

Well, if you don’t know what stories are, it is basically a Snapchat clone feature where you can take a photo or record a video and share it with your followers and it will stay there for 24 hours before it disappears. If the live video feature is baked into the stories option, then it would be as simple as tapping an option and going live for your followers to see. It would be interesting to see how this feature will be received by the people.

But considering the fact that most of the social media platforms and video sharing platforms already have this feature, it makes Instagram to also get into the race. And as far as the usability is concerned, the Instagram stories was well received in the market, although there was a lot of criticism initially claiming that Instagram copied Snapchat. And according to Facebook, users watch more live-videos than the non-live videos. This could be mainly due to the fact that users wants to know what the people that they follow or dear to them are doing at any given point of time.

Considering all that, it will be no surprise that Instagram whose parent company being Facebook will also rollout this feature quite soon. It will definitely grow it’s reach even further. And as mentioned previously, these video feeds could show up on top of the main screen where the live feeds will be indicated by red. Currently, Instagram has over 500 million active users and this will definitely give them a boost and also the existing users will love this new feature. As of now we have no info on the official rollout of this feature worldwide, but we should be seeing this new feature quite soon since it is already being tested in many places.

Continue Reading

Recommended Video

Connect on Facebook

Top 5

Top 53 months ago

Top Features of the Vivo V7 Plus Smartphone

Vivo has finally unveiled the all-new selfie-centric smartphone dubbed Vivo V7 Plus in India. Though it is the successor to V5...

Top 54 months ago

Top 5 Best Performing Smartphones Under Rs 30,000 You Can Buy in August 2017

2017 has been an amazing year for smartphones. We have seen some really great smartphones launching this year so far...

Top 56 months ago

Top 5 Features of the Panasonic Eluga Ray Smartphone

Panasonic launched the new Eluga Ray smartphone here in India a couple of weeks back. This is yet another offering...

Top 51 year ago

Top 3 Smartphones from UMi you should take a look at

UMi is a Chinese smartphone manufacturing company that has launched a couple of smartphones previously. The smartphone manufactured by the...

Top 51 year ago

Fix Top 5 Pokemon Go Problems like Server Issues, GPS error, Battery Drain

Pokémon Go by Niantic began rolling out to players across the globe, and like all any other new game release,...

Top 51 year ago

Top 5 Features of Samsung Galaxy On5 Pro & On7 Pro Smartphones

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer Samsung, has been doing pretty good job with the budget smartphone lineup. They have introduced...

iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery iPhone 6s - 1750mAh Battery
Top 51 year ago

5 Tips to Make your Smartphone Battery Last till the End of the Day

Smartphones are the most useful piece of gadget that we own, which helps us get our jobs done easily. We...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus - Top Features
Top 52 years ago

5 Most Important Features of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung fans must be in awe this year, as they’ve got to see two new flagship devices within the span...

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 Missing Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has launched the much-anticipated smartphone ‘Galaxy Note 5‘ with not much improvements over specifications, but you can find the...

Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image Samsung Glaxat Note 5 Featured image
Top 52 years ago

Top 5 – Most Important features of Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Samsung Galaxy Note 5, the biggest announcement by Samsung Mobiles in New York. The features of the device are pretty...