Thursday, February 2, 2017

How To Start A Live Video On Instagram On iOS 10 iPhone

Reading this post you'll learn how to start a live video on Instagram on your iOS 10 iPhone. Just like Facebook and Twitter, Instagram now also allows users to stream Live Video on your iPhone and iPad. Followers can then watch the live stream, submit comments, and Like the video has it is being streamed.

Following easy steps below you will know how to share a live video on Instagram, and how you can connect with your followers in the process.

How To Start A Live Video On Instagram On iPhone

Step 1) To learn how to start a live video on Instagram launch the appropriate app on iOS 10.2.1 iPhone and click on the Camera icon in the upper left corner.

Step 2) Then at the bottom, pick the LIVE button, next confirm you want to Start Live Video.

You are now live on Instagram! Instagram lets you stream live video for up to an hour. Your followers may receive a notification telling them that you’re streaming live inside the app and they may join you.

You will know you are streaming when you see the pink LIVE icon in the upper left corner of the screen. From there, you can do several things such as:
  • Double tap the screen to switch camera
  • Write a comment
  • Pin a comment by tapping and holding on your finger on it
  • Unpin a comment
  • Disable commenting altogether
  • See how many people are watching
  • See how long you’ve been streaming for by tapping on the pink LIVE icon

To end to your live video hit the End button in the upper right corner of the screen. You will then have to confirm you want to End Live Video. 

When you do, you will see a recap of all the users that showed up to watch you live. Once you terminate your live video, it will just disappear forever. This means that no one will be able to replay it or save it, even you.