The two updates on Instagram are live video on Instagram Stories and disappearing photos and videos for groups and friends in Instagram Direct, Oh yes! it means more fun.

In August, Instagram developers introduced Stories as a way to share all the moments of your day, not just the ones you want to keep on your profile. since stories open up a new side of what people share on Instagram, and more than 100 million people use it every day. With the new update, you’ll have two more ways to share live video freely on Instagram.

Live Video on Instagram Stories

What Live video on Instagram Stories does is to help you connect with your friends and followers right away. And immediately you are done, your live story disappears from the app so you can feel more comfortable sharing anything at anytime.

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It’s quite 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.

If someone you following starts a live story, you’ll see pop up “Live” under their profile photo in the stories bar. During the broadcast, you can comment and like as much as you want. You can also check out new live stories on Explore. Tap “Top Live” to see exciting live stories happening at that moment and swipe right and left to easily skip around.

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How to lauch a Disappearing Photos and Videos for Groups and Friends in Instagram Direct

Now you can send disappearing photos and videos directly to groups and individual friends in a stress free and spontaneous way.

Since launching improvements to Instagram Direct last year, the number of people using Direct each month has grown from 80 million to 300 million people around the world. In fact, many of them use group threads every day to stay in touch with their closest friends and family.

this new update keeps regular direct messages the same and adds a more visual way to connect with your closest friends — all in an easy and convenient place.

Swipe right into the camera to take a photo or video, then tap the arrow to send it privately. You can choose a group or create one in just a few taps — and you can also send to individual friends at the same time. Send anything you want, from inside jokes to your worst selfies. Unlike other messages in Direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes after they have seen them. And you’ll see if they replayed it or took a screenshot.


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Whether your account is set to public or private, you can only send disappearing photos and videos to people who follow you.

To open your inbox, tap the new paper airplane icon at the top right corner of your feed or swipe left. You’ll see disappearing photos and videos in a bar at the top. Tap the ones with a blue like rings to see the stuffs your friends sent to you. In a group, you can see everyone’s responses — and who else has seen them — in a slideshow mode. When done, tap their faded profile photo to send a fast response.

To learn more about live video on Instagram Stories and disappearing photos and videos in Instagram Direct, visit the Instagram Help Center.

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