Instagram Testing 'Live with a Friend' Feature
Instagram users will soon be able to broadcast live video together with another Instagram user. The picture-sharing social network is testing a feature that will allow users to add a friend to their own live stream. Once added, the stream splits the screen in two, with the original live streamer on top and the added friend below. Viewers will be able to like and comment as usual. The original broadcaster can remove the guest or add more friends whenever they wish, and the added friend can also exit the live broadcast on their own. Live videos may be saved to users' stories, or discarded. Instagram is testing the feature with a small percentage of users. It expects to roll the video tool out to all users within a few months.
Instagram Lets People Add Friends to Live Video
Instagram today added a feature to its live video tool: the ability to add a second participant. When broadcasting live video, a new button makes it possible to invite another to join the broadcast.
Instagram Now Lets You Save Live Videos to Camera Roll
Instagram today made it possible to save live video broadcasts to your phone's local gallery. Live videos that are broadcast to Instagram eventually disappear from the app, but now users can elect to store videos on their phone for safekeeping.
Instagram Adds Face Filters to Live Video
Instagram today made it possible for those broadcasting live video to play with face filters in real time. Broadcasters need only tap the face icon in the bottom right corner before or during their live stream to add filters.
Instagram Powers Up Live Replays
Instagram today made it possible for people to share their live broadcasts through the Stories tool for up to 24 hours. Once users conclude a live broadcast, they can tap a new "share" button to add a replay of the the live broadcast to their Stories.