Instagram's Live Stories Tool Goes Global
Instagram today said the live stories video feature it announced in November should begin reaching users around the globe over the next week. Instagram fans in the U.S. have had access to live stories since December. Live video lets users broadcast live video to their followers through the Stories section of the app. Followers may opt to receive notifications when people share live video, and live video is visibly earmarked as such. People may leave comments throughout the video's duration, but live video is not stored or saved in users' feeds. Live video is also visible in the Explore tab. Instagram is free to download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store.
Instagram Intros Live Video and Disappearing Photos
Nov 21, 2016
Instagram today announced two new features for its mobile app that expand how people can share photos and videos. First, the social network is marking the debut of live video within Instagram Stories.
Instagram Stories to Show Up In Explore Tab
Oct 18, 2016
Instagram today said it will begin to show Instagram Stories under the Explore tab in its mobile app. Instagram Stories, which are ephemeral like Snapchat posts, let people share everyday moments as photos and/or video clips strung together.
Instagram Bows Location and Hashtag Search
May 23, 2017
Instagram today made it easier to find story content in its mobile app based on location or interests/topics. A new story ring now appears at the top of the explore section.
Instagram Powers Up Live Replays
Jun 20, 2017
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.
Instagram Rolls Out Disappearing Stories
Aug 2, 2016
Instagram today announced Instagram Stories, a new way to share photos and videos that is similar to Snapchat's Stories. With Stories, Instagram users can post as many photos and videos as they want throughout the day and customize them with text, stickers, and drawing tools.