Instagram has announced live rooms that will let a total of four users go live at once to double up on their live broadcast. Instagram notes that going live with multiple guests will help users increase their reach and help users interact with their audiences, as guests’ followers can also be notified.
Instagram had noted that live rooms would give creators more opportunities to have conversations with their communities and to expand their reach and use cases for life, such as starting a talk show or a podcast, hosting a jam session, or co-creating with other artists, leading to more engaging Q and As with those they are going live with, or simply hanging out with friends.
Vishal Shah, VP of Product at Instagram, through an Instagram post, wrote, “We first launched the ability to go Live with more than one person back in 2017, but it saw a resurgence once lockdown started about a year ago. But the number one feature request we heard was, ‘how can we add more than one person?!’ — so we got to work. I am so proud of the team that brought this feature to life. It required a huge lift from an infra perspective to support this new use case but had to feel deeply integrated into the rest of the IG ecosystem. We launched it in India late last year and are excited to bring it to the rest of the world starting today.”
How can you enable a live room on Instagram?
— Swipe left and picked the Live camera option.
— Add a title for the live room.
— Tap the Rooms icon to add guests.
— A list of people who have requested to go live with you will appear.
— You can also search for people or guests to add to your live.
— As a broadcaster, you can add up to three guests at once or one by one.
— You will remain at the top of the screen as a host.