INTRO: With the coronavirus pandemic, several creators are now more active on social media platforms like Instagram to attach and have interaction with their followers, especially through live streams. In an effort to enhance the experience of creators, Instagram has now announced three new changes to its Live section.
The first change is regarding the duration of Instagram Live sessions. While Instagram offered a maximum limit of 1 hour so far , the Facebook-owned company has increased the duration to up to 4 hours. This should be primarily convenient for hosting live classes and virtual concerts. The increased limit is out there to all or any Instagram users across the world, but your account shouldn’t have a history of IP or policy violations.
With the increased duration, creators are likely to use the feature more often, which is strictly why Instagram is improving the discoverability of live sessions. You will see a ‘Live Now’ section within the IGTV app and on the Explore tab to tune into live streams that you simply might rather be missing out on.
The third new change is that the ability to archive live streams for up to 30 days. Unlike archived posts and stories, the archived live videos will get automatically deleted after 30 days. Within this point period, you’ll either download them to your device or prefer to upload the streams to IGTV.
So, with the increased live duration, are you more likely to use Instagram instead of other live streaming apps for staying connected? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.