Instagram announced new features for live videos on its platform. The time limit for Instagram Lives has been increased to four hours, and users can now save their live videos for 30 days.
Instagram is also giving live videos a bigger presence on the app. Instagram currently lets users broadcast live videos for 60 minutes. The duration has now been increased to four hours.
The new feature is live for all users globally. Instagram Lives have seen an increase ever since lockdowns started due to the pandemic.
?3 updates about Live?
?You can now go Live for up to 4 hours
?You can save your Lives for 30 days before they delete
? You’ll start seeing a “Live Now” section in the IGTV app and on Explore so you can discover more Lives pic.twitter.com/0wipQJXr1F
— Instagram (@instagram) October 27, 2020
It is also giving users the option to save their live videos 30 days before they are deleted. Instagram Live videos will be available under ‘Live Archive’, and it will be visible only to you.
During the 30-day period, you can either save your Instagram Live or upload it to your IGTV. There’s also a new ‘Live Now’ section added to the IGTV app and the ‘Explore’ section on Instagram.
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The Live Now section will appear on top of the Explore page along with other sections like IGTV and For You. The Explore button is now on the top-right corner of the screen just next to the new Messenger button that has replaced Direct on Instagram.
Instagram’s latest features reiterate the company’s push for videos. Including live videos, Instagram also has IGTV and Reels as well. It recently expanded badges in live videos for creators in more countries. Badges help creators earn as viewers can purchase them during their live broadcasts.