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Instagram roll out live video for direct messages

Instagram are bringing their live video feature to direct messages.

The social media site have announced that users can now send their live videos to their friends.

They shared in a blog post: "When you're live, just tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and send your live video to friends. You'll also have this option when going live with a friend. Once sent, the recipient will see your live video in their Direct inbox. Friends can only view your video if you're currently live. If your live video is over, your friend will see a message saying the video has ended. If you prefer, you can disable the option to send your live videos in Direct in your stories settings. And if you have a private account, only your followers can view your live video."

The team at the photo sharing site hope this new feature will make it easier to invite people to watch your live videos.

They added: "As a viewer, you can send a live video to a friend in Direct the same way. While watching a live video, tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and choose who you want to send it to. Today's change makes it easy to invite people to watch your live videos and send exciting live videos you're viewing to your friends in real time. To learn more, visit the Instagram Help Centre. This update is available as part of Instagram version 26 available for iOS in the Apple App Store and for Android in Google Play."

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