Instagram LIVE: the video direct to arrive on the browser

During the lockdown caused by the current pandemic, the live video of Instagram have become increasingly popular. Many world-famous stars use this feature to bring their art into the homes of millions of users.

Before now, however, the live video could be displayed only on the app Instagram for Android and iOS, and, for the long live sessions, could be very uncomfortable. For this reason, the company has decided to bring the function on the web.

The experience is similar to that offered by the mobile app, but thanks to the larger screen of the pc, the comments are separated from the video.


It is not possible to start a live video from your pc, then this is not a comprehensive alternative to other services livestream. Fills a significant gap in the web version of Instagram, let’s be clear, and should be very useful for musicians, celebrities, those who train from home and others who want to reach fans while they are stuck at home.

Only a few days ago, the company has also added support for private messages (dm) to the web version.