Published: Mon, March 20, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Instagram Is Now Allowing Users to Save Their Live Videos

Instagram Is Now Allowing Users to Save Their Live Videos

Initially, Instagram didn't enable saving videos because they wanted users to be free from the self-consciousness they might feel if the broadcasts were to remain online.

Once saved, click Done, and your video will be forever enshrined in your camera roll, though it will no longer be visible on the Instagram app itself. It has since been gradually rolling out this feature to more users across the globe. Here's how to save an Instagram live video to your phone, so you can relive the magic of the moment or convert it into an Instagram post. But you'll have the option of holding onto your video and playing it back (for posterity) later.

With this update, users will be able to repost videos that were once live to their profile, so those who didn't get to see it live have a chance to look at them after the broadcast has ended. After all, what if, as Instagram suggests, "something exciting happens during your broadcast that you want to remember or share?"

You'll only be able to download the live video, which means comment, likes, live interactions and view numbers will not saved.

Last year, Instagram launched its Live feature, which lets users give their followers a peak into their lives in real time. You can now not only broadcast live videos, similar to Facebook's feature, you can also save them.

This update is now rolling out to iOS and Android users at the moment and will be coming to Windows users in the coming months.

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