Live videos are a great way to connect with your Instagram friends and followers instantly. The popular social networking app has ensured this imposing feature continues to get better with additions of several add-ons like the ability to go live with your friends and even save the live videos. And now you can send live videos even in your Instagram Direct on your iPhone.
So while broadcasting, you can send videos to your friends through direct message so that they don't miss out on them. It will make your live streaming more compelling. Instagram also allows you to share live videos of your friends. And just in case you don't want others to share your stories via message, you have the option to stop it.
How to Send Live Videos through Direct Message in Instagram on iPhone
Before going ahead, ensure that your iPhone is running the latest version of the app. If you haven't updated it as yet, open App Store → Updates and then hit the Update button next to Instagram.
Step #1. Open Instagram on your iOS device.
Step #2. Now, tap the Camera icon at the top-left corner of the screen or swipe right from in your feed to access the camera.
Step #3. Next, you need to tap Live at the bottom and then tap on Start Live Video.
Step #5. Now, you can select a friend or a group of friends with whom you want to share the live video. Next, hit the Send at the bottom.
The live broadcast will be sent to the Direct inbox to your recipients. Besides, they will also get a notification.
They will be able to view your video only if you are currently live. When your live video ends, they will get a notification saying the video has ended.
Only your followers will be able to view your live video in their Direct inbox.
How to Send Someone Else' Live Video on Instagram on iPhone
You also get the option to send someone else' live broadcast to a friend via Direct.
Step #1. Launch Instagram on your iOS device and tap on the live video broadcast in your feed. If your friend is live, there will be a colorful ring around his/her profile picture at the top of the feed and the word “Live.”
Step #3. Now, you need to select the persons with whom you want to share the live video → Finally, tap on the Send button at the bottom of the screen.
Your friends will receive this video in their arrival in their Direct inbox.
How to Disable Live Video Sharing Through Messages in Instagram on iPhone
Don't want anyone to share your live video? No problem; you can completely stop others from sharing your stories as messages.
Step #1. Open Instagram and tap on the profile icon at the bottom right corner → Tap on the gear icon near the top of your profile page.
Step #2. Select Story settings from the list of options.
Step #3. Next, you need to turn off Allow Sharing.
That's all! Going forward no one will be able to share your story as messages.
Enjoy sharing live videos!
Now, make the best use of this all-new feature to make your live streaming more engaging. Have any feedback for us? Shoot it in the comments below.
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