Facebook-owned Instagram keeps on adding new features and options regularly. Many features come alive as a result of user’s feedback, and Instagram seems good at listening to what its users have to say. Now, a popular photo-sharing app has enabled a new option, allowing users to save their live videos soon after the broadcast ends. If you are a regular Instagram user, you might want to know how to save live Instagram videos for watching them later. If that is what you are looking for, keep reading.
First, let us be familiar with Instagram’s live video concept. Instagram initially came up with the idea of live video in December last year. The feature made it a lot easier for users to connect with their users in real-time. Folks at Instagram also made it explicit that videos will no longer be available inside the app as soon as the live broadcast ends.
Coming back to Instagram’s latest addition, this is how it put it:
“This update gives you the flexibility to hold onto your video and re-watch it later, especially if something exciting happens during your broadcast that you want to remember or share.”
Whether the update turns out to be useful or not is the debate for some other day. Meanwhile, let us see what procedure is involved in saving live Instagram videos. As soon as the broadcast ends, tap ‘Save’ in the top right corner. Your saved videos saved to your camera roll. Hence, it will be of no use in case you start looking for them inside the app. Not to mention, your saved video will not pull comments, likes, or a number of viewers you got during the broadcast.
How to start a live video, you may ask. To answer your query, open the Instagram app and tap the camera icon in the top left of the screen. Alternatively, you can also swipe right from anywhere in the feed. Tap ‘Live at the bottom of the screen to start a live video. Once done, your followers will be notified about it. You can keep track of the number of viewers in real time in the top right corner. The bottom, on the other side, shows comments. You can also add a comment or pin it to the top by tapping and holding it.