Instagram is one of the world’s most popular social media platforms. On Instagram, you can upload photos, videos, and go live. You are also able to engage with other users by liking and commenting under posts, following others, as well as direct messaging other users. Instagram is a great platform for sharing moments of an individual’s life as well as an effective channel for businesses to engage users.
How To Go Live On Instagram
First, you need to download the app. Instagram is available both for Android and IOS.
Next, sign in or sign up.
After logging in you will be brought to Instagram’s feed. To go live swipe to the right or click on the camera icon in the top left corner.
If you have not done this already, allow Instagram access to your camera and your microphone. If you do not allow this you will not be able to go live. You will also not be able to use a number of other features on Instagram.
Slide the bottom menu all the way over to the left. To go live, just tap the white button at the bottom of the screen.
Once live you will have a set of controls across the bottom of your phone:
- You are able to reply to comments
- Discuss questions previously posted on your story
- Send direct messages
- Choose another user to go live with
- Add filters
- Share photos with your viewers
When your live stream is complete click on End in top right corner of your screen.