Instagram Introducing "Live With a Friend"

  • Date: 14 December 2017
  • reading time: 2 Minutes
  • Blogger: Gurby Bulo

Instagram introduces a fun way to go live with a friend. Now, you can hang out and go live together, whether you’re just doing homework or catching up on your day.

Live video helps you share in an authentic way, but sometimes it can be intimidating when you’re on your own. It’s easy to add a guest while you’re broadcasting. Simply tap the new icon on the bottom right and tap “Add” to invite anyone who’s currently watching. Once they join, you’ll see the screen split into two and your friend pop up right below you. 

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You can remove your guest and add someone else at any time, or they can also choose to exit on their own. Share your live video to stories when your broadcast has ended, or choose “Discard” and your live video will disappear from the app as usual.

When someone you follow is going live with a friend, you’ll see two circles stacked together in your stories bar. You can tap on it to watch, and like and comment as you follow along. 

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Since introducing live video last November, millions of people have used it to connect with friends and followers in an authentic way. Now, you can have even more fun connecting with people in the moment.

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  • Blogger: Gurby Bulo
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  • Social Media Strategy Expert at Social Media Gids
  • Internet entrepreneur Gurby Bulo is the founder of Social Media Gids and host of @SMG Hangout. With his virtual team, they follow the latest social media developments because they like it ;-) and to provide you with the latest trends and right handles in this fast-paced, changing social media market.
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