Instagram announced two big new features for its apps today: Live video and disappearing messages.
To start a live broadcast, just swipe right from your feed and tap the Start Live Video button. As for watching live video, if someone you follow is live, you’ll see a little “live” button in the stories bar. Live video will start rolling out over the next few weeks.
If you’d rather send a message that deletes itself after a set amount of time, you’ll be able to do that now too. When you swipe right to open your camera and snap a photo or video, you’ll get an option to send a disappearing message, just like Snapchat. You can view this feed of disappearing messages from your inbox. The disappearing photos and video should be rolling out over the course of today.
New Ways to Share in the Moment [Instagram]