Instagram Debuts Two New Features
Instagram recently launched two new features, Instagram Live and Instagram Direct.
Now available in the United States as well as a few other countries, the feature lets users post live video feeds from the Instagram Stories tab.
While the Stories feature keeps images, videos and texts that are posted visible for a day, Instagram Live is only visible while the video is being streamed. When using Instagram Live to stream, the live videos can be viewed by anyone online at that point of time.
The Instagram Live feature has been making rounds for a good while now in the form of a live test for the video streaming function. This function is very easy to use and all that you need to do is visit the Instagram Stories tab under which three options will now be displayed: Live, Boomerang and Normal.
Following the decision to allow video posts of 60 seconds, Instagram was expected to offer a live streaming feature. Instagram has now introduced the feature as a source of media no matter where you are in the world. “It’s all about knowing what’s happening in the world around right now and being able to come to Instagram as a media destination, as the place to know what’s happening, the visual place of the world,” Systrom said.
The second feature launched by Instagram offers the ability to selectively share content. So if you want to share an image, video or text that borders on embarrassing, you can simply send it via an ephemeral Direct message. This will ensure that only those friends that you select are able to see it.
The great feature of Instagram Direct is that these videos or images can only be viewed twice, after which they immediately disappear. While the Direct feature was always available, the update will bring into play the Snapchat like feature, which will show in Instagram Stories.
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by techtalks @TechTalks April 28, 2017 7:52 AM UTC