March 20th came with a new update from Instagram. Not long ago, the social media platform upgraded its Stories feature by adding geostickers support. Now, following the latest release, users will be able to download live videos after they have stopped playing.
Instagram’s Live Videos Segment Will Now Be Ready For Download
The social media platform announced this new feature in a blog post. Posted on its official web page, it also offered some details and explanations for the new downloading option. As such, Instagram explains that this will become available only once the live stream has ended.
As the transmission ends, users should see a “Save” option. This can be accessed from the upper right corner of the screen. Following the download, users will have to tap on “Done”. From then on, they will find the media file on their camera roll. The social media platform points out the fact that users can save any live videos. As such, they can download both their own or ones from their following list.
However, Instagram also draws attention to another element. By downloading the live stream, users will only be saving the video. As such, this will not include the likes or comments left by other viewers during the livestream. It will also not download live interactions.
Nonetheless, the social media platform presented this update as a way to “hold onto your video”. Thanks to the update, viewers will be able to save such media files and watch them anytime they like. This will be quite useful as the live videos will continue to disappear from the app as the ends streaming ends.
This new feature will reportedly increase the user flexibility. Depending on the video content, this should also be quite useful. Specifically so if the video captures a moment that viewers want to remember or share later on.
Users Should Already Be Able To Download Live Videos
The new video features will be available starting with the latest update. This will be the Instagram version 10.12. It should have already become available on March 20th on both Google Play and the Apple App Store.
Users can also access the Instagram Help Center in case they want to find out more about the latest update. The social media platform also stated as follows:
“We are excited by how our community is using live video to connect with their friends and followers in the moment.”
The company also declared that this is “just the first of many improvements” that will be coming to the live video segment throughout the year. Instagram first added live video support to its app last year, in December.
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