Instagram may be going back to its roots. After the ephemeral Snapchat-like Stories, reports are now indicating Instagram could be about to bring LIVE video to its mobile app.
The new was first reported on T Journal, a Russian news site, which shared the following screenshot showing a “LIVE” banner on one of this users’s friend’s Instagram Stories”
The same report also shows a user’s cam view from within the Instagram app with a large “Go Insta” button which lets users start a LIVE video broadcasting from within the app:
The report states that the user who discovered the LIVE button is running the beta version of Instagram on Android. And despite Instagram declining to comment on the report, I believe this test could well be the real thing.
Oh, and have you noticed the “Schedule” link on the top right corner? Could Instagram even beat Facebook and be the first to allow users to schedule live broadcasts?
Live video broadcasting is certainly where the whole industry is heading. And it makes sense, this is what the future is all about, especially in the world of Mark Zuckerberg who has been repeating over and over again how the future of social media would all be a about video. Many industry leaders have been talking about a LIVE feature on Instagram for a little over a year now and they usually are quite right in forecasting the next big thing that is about to happen.
So, what do you think? Will Instagram let us #GoInsta? And would you look forward to go LIVE on Instagram if you could?