Instagram Adds Ability to Go 'Live' With a Friend
No more lonely livestreams.
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.
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.
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.