January 22, 2022

Instagram Adds Live Video Along with Disappearing Photos and Videos for Groups, Friends

Note: What Instagram refers to as “Disappearing Photos” is what people expect when using Snapchat. Of course, it’s important to point out that once a user presses “post” or “publish” or “send” there is no 100% guarantee that what is shared will not be saved permanently by others. This is true across the web (independent of service) and something that’s important to inform or remind others about. 

From the Instagram Blog:

Live video on Instagram Stories helps you connect with your friends and followers right now. When you’re done, your live story disappears from the app so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything, anytime.

It’s easy to go live — just swipe right from feed to open the camera, tap the “Start Live Video” button and start sharing for up to an hour. Your friends may get a notification when you go live so they can tune in. While you’re live, you can pin a comment for everyone to see or turn comments off altogether.

Live video on Instagram Stories and Explore will be rolling out globally over the next few weeks.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.