Instagram now lets you save live videos on mobile

Instagram now lets you save live videos on mobile

If it was good enough to share with the world, it's probably good enough to save, right?

Starting today, Facebook-owned Instagram is rolling out the ability to save live videos to your phone once you've wrapped up a broadcast.

Users will now be able to save their Instagram live videos on their devices after the broadcast, even if it disappears from the app, Instagram announced Monday. Today's update, however, relates to live video and adds support for downloading live videos once the broadcast has ended... Instagram won't impose a length limit for saved videos, although the app's help center cautions that "it may take a minute for a live video to save to your phone, especially for longer videos". But you'll have the option of holding onto your video and playing it back (for posterity) later.

Instagram says that after your live stream ends, you'll have the chance to save it to your phone where it'll be accessible via your camera roll but not the Instagram app itself. Right now you don't have the option of broadcasting and showing old broadcasts on your Instagram page. Previously users may have been hesitant to go live during an important moment (and instead record with their camera app or Snapchat) - because they know they'd lose that footage forever.

Last year, Instagram launched its Live feature, which lets users give their followers a peak into their lives in real time.

The update is available for iOS and Android devices.

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