In an effort to support Snapchat and other social networks, Instagram added live streaming video in November 2016. Letting users broadcast live videos to subscribers, which then disappears at the end. In this guide, we will explain how to record live videos on Instagram.
Similar to Snapchat, these live videos can be broadcast to subscribers and then disappear once it has been viewed. Until now, it would broadcast live and then disappear forever. Recently, however, Instagram released an update allowing users to save all live videos.
Once a stream is over, the live video disappears, but at the end, the owner has the option to take a hit, or download it and save it to their device. Here are some additional details and instructions on how to save your live videos.
About three months after the new Snapchat-like feature was announced, Instagram is expanding it to make it even more useful for its users. A lot of live video is shown at sporting events, family gatherings and other special occasions. Which was fine, but some people wanted to keep those videos after they were over. Especially if something exciting or memorable happened.
With Facebook or Periscope, the videos could be viewed later, but never on Instagram. They are instantly gone forever, but not anymore. It’s now officially an option within the app. For those who haven’t noticed yet, here are the instructions for saving your Instagram live video feeds.
How to record live videos on Instagram
- Start broadcasting a live video as usual
- Share what you plan to show with followers
- End the live video broadcast
- Now press the new down arrow and the Save button on the top right
- Save to your device, press done
Instagram has a user-friendly interface, and this is one more addition. Rather than ending a live video and continuing, users can then choose to save it to the device.
It should be noted that you will only be able to record the video. None of the likes or comments displayed on the screen during the broadcast. Of course, it will no longer be in the application, as they will disappear, but you will have a copy of the events forever if you wish.