Courtesy of Instagram

No more lonely livestreams.

Jessica Plautz
October 24, 2017

Instagram is rolling out the ability to go live with a friend on Tuesday.

The update makes the social app's “Live” feature more social, and potentially more entertaining, both for the broadcasters and the viewers.

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To go live with a friend, first start broadcasting by swiping to the right from the home screen: That'll take you to the camera for Stories, where you can tap “Live” at the bottom of the screen, and then “Start Live Video.” Once you're broadcasting, there is a new icon with two faces on the bottom right. Select that, and then add your friend.

The dual broadcast is on a splitscreen, with the original broadcaster on top and the guest on the bottom.

Instagram has been testing the feature since August, and first offered live video streaming almost a year ago.

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Face filters came to “Live” last month, and those will also be available with the splitscreen.

To get access to the feature, be sure to update your app on Tuesday.

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