February 19, 2021

Instagram Plans to Launch Multi-Participant Live-Streams

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Instagram Chief Adam Mosseri revealing that that company is planning to launch multi-participant (max 4) IG Live video chats within the next few weeks.

As explained by Mosseri:

“We have been working on live groups – finally. […] We’re releasing the ability to go live with more than one other person, so with up to four other people, in the next couple of weeks, which we’re really excited about.”

Instagram actually began testing this functionality in India with interest in live-streaming on the rise in the Indian market, Instagram Live views grew by over 60% in India throughout 2020, and the addition of multi-person streams provides another means to maximize that interest.

There’s no definitive date outlined for the launch as yet, but expect an official announcement from IG some time soon.

Source: instagram.com