March 2, 2021

Instagram launches ‘Live Rooms’ with up to four creators

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Instagram announced  the launch of “Live Rooms,” which allow up to four people to broadcast live together at the same time.

The company says it hopes Live Rooms will open up more creative opportunities in terms of live broadcast formats to allow for things like live talk shows, expanded Q&A’s or interviews, jam sessions for musicians, live shopping experiences and more.

In addition to the ability to livestream with more people, Instagram introduced badges as a way for fans to support their favorite creators during a live video.

With Live Rooms, fans can buy badges to support the hosts (one badge per person) as well as use other interactive features like Shopping and Live Fundraisers.

To start a Live Room, you’ll swipe left and select the Live camera option, then title the Room and tap the Room icon to add guests.