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Now, you can add a friend to your Instagram Live; here’s how it works

Instagram users can go live on the platform with a friend. Here’s how to use this feature.

tech Updated: Oct 26, 2017 10:16 IST
Instagram adds a new feature for its users.
Instagram adds a new feature for its users.(AFP)

Facebook-owned photo sharing platform Instagram has rolled out a new feature that allows users to live broadcast simultaneously with a friend.

“Starting today, we are introducing a fun way to go live with a friend. Now, you can hang out and go live together, whether you’re just doing homework or catching up on your day,” Instagram said in a blog post on Tuesday.

How it works

To use the new feature, users need to tap the new icon on the bottom right and tap “Add” to invite anyone who’s currently watching. Once they join, “you’ll see the screen split into two and your friend pop up right below you”, Instagram said.

Users can also remove their guest and add someone else at any time. They can also choose to exit on their own. When someone you follow is going live with a friend, you will see two circles stacked together in your stories bar. You can tap on it to watch and like and comment as you follow along, the blog added.

After Instagram introduced live video last November, millions of people have used it to connect with friends and followers in an authentic way. These updates are available as part of Instagram version 20 on App Store and for Android in Google Play.