Officially: Instagram will soon feature live broadcasts
Chapter Instagram Kevin Systrom told the Financial Times that the company is working on the start of the function, direct video. According to the plans of service developers, a new opportunity will appear in the “Histories” (Stories).
“Visual” social network will allow users to broadcast live streaming videos, like Facebook Live in and Periscope. This was announced by CEO of Instagram. The launch of the new feature will take place soon, but it will work in the company did not elaborate.
Broadcast in real time will be displayed in Instagram Stories. In late October, a Russian user who had installed the beta version of the Android version, found in the ribbon “of this video” a new icon that says Live. Clicking on it opened a section called “Popular live shows”, but no video at that time was not.
Instagram has introduced a feature called Stories, which allows community members to make a slide show of photos and videos in August. Told friends “video story” is automatically deleted after a day after publication.
The service has been criticized for copying the vanishing “stories” from Snapchat, but the live streaming feature will enable Instagram to distance himself from “ephemeral” messenger.