It was only a matter of time, but Instagram has confirmed today that it’s working on its own live streaming implementation.
Live is really exciting for us. I think it can enhance what we’re doing. If I’m trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, them streaming video to me live would be an amazing way to be closer to them.
There’s also the question of whether Instagram streaming will tie in with Facebook. When you post an image to Instagram, it will also post on Facebook by default, but not the other way around. It’s possible Instagram could take a similar approach with live video, but given the app has yet to integrate Stories with its parent network, there’s nothing to suggest it would do the same for live.
In any case, live video seems like a natural extension for the app. I mean, it’s called Instagram for a reason; it’s always been about sharing moments, in the moment.
But please, just don’t livestream your next brunch at a trendy restaurant. Photos will suffice.
Via The Verge