Instagram is already our go-to social media bae for a lot of things. And we do mean a LOT. From keeping up with the hottest celeb hair trends to pulling fashion tips from stylish Instababes, Insta keeps us connected with our fave folks around the world with its photos, stories and videos. And according to recent reports, it could be getting even better very soon, particularly with regard to that last part. That’s because live video might finally be coming to Instagram. YASSS!
After Facebook recently jumped on the live vid bandwagon, it only seems fitting that Instagram, which is owned by FB, would follow suit.
So what do we know so far? Well, as Mashable discovered, a Russian paper called T Journal recently shared exciting screenshots from a local Instagram user who noticed a fresh new icon in the Stories section of their feed: a “Top Live” button. Hmmm. Interesting!
Once the button was pressed, the user was then taken to a separate screen showing a red “Go Insta!” button, which presumably would start their live video stream. In the upper right hand corner, an option to “schedule” was also visible. Ohhh, this is exciting indeed!
According to Mashable, a spokesperson for Instagram declined to comment, but as they point out, Insta has been known to test significant updates overseas before rolling them out in North America. Sounds promising enough to us! We’ll just be here, quietly planning our first live Instagram video, if you need us.
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