Instagram adds live video and vanishing images to app

Instagram has rolled out its live video addition to the social media platform, as well as images that delete after viewing in the ‘direct message’ section of the app.


The live videos will appear in the ‘Stories’ section at the top of the app, disappearing as soon the live stream has ended.

To create a live stream, users swipe right from the picture feed to open the camera, tapping the ‘start live video’ button. Live streams can last up to one hour.

Similar to Snapchat, the disappearing photos sent on direct messages will disappear from the user’s inbox after viewing, alerting the sender if a screenshot is taken. The feature rolls out globally today.



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