Instagram today launched Live Rooms, a new feature that lets you live with up to three other people.
Instagram users could previously only be uploaded with one other person, but can now ‘dub’ their shows.
This should make the feature handy for hanging out with friends, interacting with audiences, participating in classes, and collaborating on creative projects.
Live Rooms also gives creators more ways to monetize their work. Viewers can show their appreciation for their hosts by purchasing badges during broadcasts and using other interactive features such as Shopping and Live Fundraising.
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The feature could prove particularly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic – judging by the success of Instagram Live.
Instagram says live views in the United States jumped 70% from February to March last year, when the World Health Organization called the outbreak a pandemic and regulations on keeping it in check. house entered into force for the first time.
Countless creators are now using this feature to engage with followers in new ways, from cooks to mini-concerts and workouts.
How to use Instagram Live Rooms
Instagram started testing the feature in India and Indonesia in December and is now rolling it out worldwide.
Setting up a live room is pretty straightforward:
- To start one, swipe left and select the Live camera option.
- Next, add a title and tap the Rooms icon to select your guests. You will see the people who have asked to go live with you, and can also search for guests to add.
- When you start a Live Room, you will stay at the top of the screen when adding guests. You can add up to three guests at a time or one at a time, which could be a good way to add a surprise visitor to the feed.
- Uploading multiple guests can further expand your reach, as guest subscribers can also be notified when the flow begins.
Good luck and let us know if you’ve joined any brilliant (or horrible) Live Rooms.