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New Ways to Share and Connect on Instagram

Today, we’re announcing new ways to share in the moment on Stories, connect with friends over video and discover new interests on Explore. Stories Sharing to Stories: From a sticker of your new favorite song on Spotify to action shots from GoPro, it’s now easy to share what you’re up to or how you’re feeling…

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New! Send a Live Video in Direct

You can now send live videos to friends in Direct. With a single tap of the Direct icon, you can send your own live video — or a live video you’re watching — to a friend or a group of friends to encourage them to join in the fun. When you’re live, just tap the…

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New! Request to Join a Friend’s Live Video

Going live with a friend is now even easier. Starting today, when a friend is live, you can let them know you’d like to join in the fun and hang out live together. When watching a friend’s live video, simply tap the “Request” button in the comments section. You’ll see a confirmation that your friend…

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Go Live with a Friend

Starting today, we’re 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. Live video helps you share in an authentic way, but sometimes it can be intimidating when you’re on your own. It’s easy…

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Introducing Face Filters in Live

Starting today, you can play with face filters while sharing live video. Whether you’re channeling a kitten or want to add some stars or rainbow light to your face, you can easily try on face filters while connecting with friends and followers in the moment. To use face filters in live video, tap the face…

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Go LIVE with a friend

Starting today, we’re testing 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. Live video helps you share in an authentic way, but sometimes it can be intimidating when you’re on your own. It’s easy…

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Share a Replay of Your Live Video to Instagram Stories

Starting today, we’re introducing the option to share a replay of your live video to Instagram Stories. Now, more of your friends and followers can catch up on what they missed. When your broadcast has ended, you’ll be able to tap “Share” at the bottom of the screen to add your replay to Instagram Stories…

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New: Save Your Live Video to Your Phone

Starting today, you’ll have the option to save your live video to your phone at the end of a broadcast. While live videos will continue to disappear from the app when you’re done, this update gives you the flexibility to hold onto your video and re-watch it later, especially if something exciting happens during your…

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