The Facebook-owned photo sharing service Instagram introduced a nifty feature last year that allowed users to stream live video to their followers. However, the feature was not packed with all the goodies that you could have hoped for. The company omitted one major extension of the feature - the ability to save live videos once they were done. However, this is about to change as the company has announced on Monday that users now have the ability to save their own live-streamed videos.
You Can Now Save Live Videos From Instagram To Your Device
As we have mentioned earlier, Instagram has now added an extension to its live video streaming feature that allows users to save the broadcast on their device. Instagram's move to bestow users with this ability puts it on par with Facebook Live that also allows users to save videos. Apart from this, Twitter's Periscope has had this ability for a long time as well. So it's definitely good to see the extension for Instagram's live video streaming.
At the time Instagram launched its live video streaming feature, the company's head of product, Kevin Weil said that the omission of the saving feature was intentional. This is due to the fact that the company did not want to put users in a place that their privacy would be invaded. However, the replays are still not up to be saved to a device. This is because the company does not want users to think that their videos would remain online forever.
Facebook has been gradually aligning all of its platforms lately. From Instagram Stories to WhatsApp Status and Facebook Stories, the company has been making some major changes in its apps. It's definitely good to see that the company is making changes in its apps to go with the trend. However, most of the recent changes introduced on all of its major apps are reminiscent of Snapchat.
The update is rolling out today and is available on both iOS and Android in the App Store and Google Play. So be sure to update your Instagram app from the respected store if you haven't set your device to install updates automatically. If the update is not yet available, be sure to give it some time to land in your region.
This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts on the ability to save live video streaming in Instagram? Share your thoughts in the comments.