Instagram has added an option for users in India to invite up to three guests to join them on Instagram Live streams.
Back in May, Instagram head Adam Mosseri hinted that the company was looking into increasing the number of guests that users could invite to their live streams. At the moment (for most users) that number is one, but users in India have now been given the ability to go Live with up to three guests at the same time.
India was the first country to test the new feature, which will now roll out officially in Indonesia, as well.
“From the launch of Reels to the testing and rollout of Live Rooms, India is playing a crucial role in the way products are being designed for the future,” explained Ajit Mohan, VP & Managing Director of Facebook India.
How to Add up to 3 Guests to your Instagram Live
If you’re in India and would like to know how to go live with up to 3 guests on Instagram, all you have to do is follow these instructions.
- Tap on the camera icon or swipe right from anywhere in Feed to open the Instagram camera.
- Tap “Live” from the list.
- Tap on the invite icon (two smiley faces).
- Tap on a person’s name and tap “add.”
- Choose a title – it’s not mandatory, but useful.
- Tap the circle to go live.
You can still add guests one at a time or all at once.
The increase in people that you can invite to Instagram Live streams comes at an opportune time, given that we’ve seen “extensive use of Live” this year “as physical distancing norms continue.”
“Live will remain an invaluable feature to bring friends, families, and audiences together, and foster meaningful conversations,” explains Mohan.
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