Lights, camera, action! Live videos could soon be coming to Instagram
T Journal, as one of their readers discovered that their Instagram app featured something rather peculiar in their Stories section. Along with the regular Stories of people that you follow, the screenshot that the T Journal reader sent in shows that one of the icons in the Stories section has the word "LIVE" on it. Upon tapping this icon, the users was reportedly sent to a page that was titled "Popular Live Broadcasts." However, seeing as how Instagram hasn't officially announced anything in regards to live videos, the page unsurprisingly didn't show any content. In addition to this though, the reader shared another screenshot with an icon at the bottom featuring the words "Go Insta!". We're likely assuming that this is how you'll start a live video broadcast, but since Instagram has yet to comment on this matter, this is still nothing but speculation. Also worth noting is the fact that this was discovered on the beta version of Instagram on a Nexus 6P.The new report comes by way of Russian publication
When and if Instagram officially announces live video broadcasts for the photo-sharing platform, the move makes a lot of good sense. Facebook's own live video broadcasts have been increasing in popularity, so bringing a similar feature to a social network that's all about sharing photos and videos seems like a no-brainer. It could be some time before live videos officially make their way to all of Instagram's users, but if the feature showed up in a beta version for the app like T Journal claims, we might not have to wait too long after all.