Instagram has revealed two new features for the platform. The tools are primarily aimed at creators using the Live feature. From now on, creators will be able to schedule their live sessions up to 90 days in advance and share the news through posts and stories to build buzz. Viewers will also be able to set a reminder for the broadcast. This feature will allow Instagram to be on the same level as other platforms with live streaming capabilities such as YouTube and TikTok.
The company has also revealed that it plans to implement a feature called ‘Practice Mode’. The new feature will allow creators to connect and talk to the guest before publishing. With this tool, creators can check video quality and audio levels before starting streaming.
“Going Live has a different impact when your followers arrive. Live programming allows you to schedule your broadcast up to 90 days in advance and followers can set reminders to tune in, “wrote the official Instagram Twitter account.
The new features of the Facebook-owned platform follow the launch of live audio-only rigs in April this year.
The company also recently combined the concept of IGTV video and video feed into a single entity called Instagram Video. Videos posted to the feed can now be 60 minutes long. Before the change, the duration was reserved for IGTV videos only and to view those videos, users had to exit the main application.
Users can now simply upload videos up to 60 minutes in length by tapping the ‘+’ in the upper right corner of the home page. The video preview on the main page is now 60 seconds long and the preview is restricted to 15 seconds if eligible as an ad. The company has also renamed the IGTV app as the Instagram TV app and it continues to function as it used to before.