Latest Instagram update lets you save live videos to your phone
Sharing live videos on social media has been growing in popularity as of late, which is why Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have all added the ability to do so. One of the biggest problems with live videos, though, is that once they’re gone, they’re gone. Now, in the latest Instagram update, you’ll have the option to save your live video to your smartphone at the end of a broadcast.
After your live broadcast ends, you’ll be presented with a new Save button. Tap that, then tap Done, and your live broadcast will be saved to your smartphone’s gallery. It’s worth noting that comments, likes, number of viewers or live interactions won’t be saved in your video; just the video itself.
This will certainly be a welcome addition for Instagram fans, especially if something exciting or noteworthy happens during your broadcast.
The Instagram update is rolling out now on iOS and Android as version 10.12. If you haven’t yet, be sure to head to the Play Store link below to grab the latest Instagram update.
Share multiple photos and videos in one post
February 22: Instagram has finally added the ability for users to share up to 10 photos and videos in a single post. When uploading photos or videos to your feed, you’ll see a new icon that will let you select multiple photos and videos from your library. You can even customize the order in which each photo shows up. Just tap and hold to change the order, apply a filter to everything at once, or edit them one at a time.
Instagram Live Stories now available
January 25: Instagram Live Stories, which have been rumored to launch for a few weeks now, are now available to all users globally. This rollout is following a limited regional release in December.
Hands-free mode and new stickers
December 21: In this holiday-themed update to version 10.3, Instagram introduced several new features including a hands-free recording mode, more stickers and holiday content. The new camera interface lets users record a video by tapping the record button once, rather than pressing and holding it like previously. You can also now add customizable weather, time and location stickers to snaps. Limited-time-only Christmas-themed stickers and plans for New Year’s stickers were also announced.
December 14: Instagram now lets you save posts that you’d like to revisit later. You should see a new bookmark icon underneath each and every post in your feed. When you find a photo or video that you’d like to save, tap the bookmark icon, and that’s it. The post will be saved to a new, private tab on your profile, where you can see all the posts you’ve saved. The best part? Posts saved in your bookmarks tab are only visible to you.
Live video streaming
December 12: Instagram is the latest social networking giant to support live video streaming. Users can stream up to one hour of live video at a time, though video clips from the live streaming feature can’t be saved at this time. It’s only live in the US for now, but more regions will gain support for the feature soon.