Instagram Live Rooms: what they are and how they work

Instagram is your favorite social network but, despite you make daily use of it , you are aware that you cannot keep up with the frequent introduction of improvements, as well as new features. In this regard, after hearing about the possibility of making live streams with other people, you would like to know more about the subject, so that you can use this function.

No problem! If that’s the case and you can’t wait to deepen the subject, know that you are in the right place: in the next chapters, I will tell you in detail about the Live Rooms of Instagram intended for group live shows, explaining in depth what they are and how they work . In addition, I will explain, step by step, how to create these virtual rooms, so that you can enjoy live streams shared with other users.

If this is exactly the kind of information you wanted to know, I invite you to make yourself comfortable and just take a few minutes of free time to read and put into practice the information I am about to give you. You will see that, by doing so, you will get all the information you need to be able to take advantage of Instagram Live Rooms without problems. Enjoy your reading and have fun!


Information preliminaries


Before I talk to you about how to use the Live Rooms of Instagram , I would like to provide you with some preliminary information regarding what they are and how they work .

The Live Rooms are nothing more than an additional tool to create direct on Instagram by creating virtual rooms. Following the introduction of this feature (also called Rooms ), it is possible to invite a maximum of three users to their lives on Instagram (choosing them from those who are in the list of their followers), so to kick off live streams in collaboration with other people.

The live streams are a tool that can only be used via the Instagram app for Android (also available on alternative stores) and iOS. At the moment, in fact, it is not possible to broadcast a live stream on Instagram from a computer, nor by connecting to its official website or using its official application for Windows 10. However, acting from a PC, you can see the live streams made by users.

How to share live streaming on Instagram

Come fare dirette condivise su Instagram

Having made the necessary premises above, let’s see together how to make direct shared via the Instagram app for Android and iOS .

First, then, launch the app in question and log in to your account if necessary. Then, on the main screen, swipe to the left, in order to open the screen dedicated to the Instagram camera .

Once this is done, click on the Live item located at the bottom, in order to use the integrated tool dedicated to creating a live stream. At this point, press the menu icon located in the left corner of the screen, type the title of the live broadcast you want to make and press the Add title

When you are ready to start live, press the round button located in the center and wait for the connection to be verified, so that live streaming starts. At this point, if you want to invite other people and therefore want to take advantage of the functionality dedicated to the creation of Rooms , click on the button with the camera symbol . Then, in the menu that is shown to you, type the names of the people to invite, to search your followers for the people to invite.

After placing the check mark on the names of the people to invite (maximum 3), press the Invite button, to send them an invitation to participate in your live stream.

If the users in question accept, they will be added to your live stream: consequently, the screen will be divided into several parts, to make room for all participants . Furthermore, all the followers of those who broadcast the live stream will be informed of the event and will be able to follow it.

How to manage the live shared on Instagram

Come gestire le dirette condivise su Instagram

Once the live stream has started, you can make use of the tools made available by Instagram for interacting with users: using the text field add a comment , for example, you can reply in writing to users who are following the live stream, while pressing on the question mark icon you can see the questions asked by your viewers.

Via the icon arrows , on the other hand, you can switch at any time from the front camera to the rear one, while pressing the smiley icon you can add filters and effects to the Instagram camera. Finally, by clicking on the multimedia gallery icon, you can share an image present in your device’s Gallery with your viewers.

If, on the other hand, you wish to share the live stream with other users, you can send it in the private chat by pressing the airplane icon , in order to select the names of the users to whom you wish to share it privately .

At any time, to stop the live stream, first on the X icon located in the top corner right. Then, in the menu that is shown to you, click on the End Now button, to end the live stream. Once this is done, choose whether to publish the video on Instagram ( Share on IGTV ), whether to save the video in the memory of your device ( Download the video ) or whether to delete it ( Delete the video ). Easy, right?

Salvatore Aranzulla

Salvatore Aranzulla is the most widely read blogger and IT popularizer in Italy. He is known for discovering vulnerabilities in Google and
Microsoft. He collaborates with computer magazines and edited the technological column of the newspaper Il Messaggero. He is the founder of, one of the
thirty most visited sites in Italy, in which he responds with simplicity to thousands of computer-related doubts. He has published for Mondadori and
Mondadori Informatica.

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