Instagram announces Live Video on stories, disappearing photos and video in direct messages

Instagram, once may refer to a social network dedicated purely to posting pictures of food, has become prone to feature creep (not unlike Facebook’s other properties). Back in August Instagram added Snapchat-like stories, and earlier this month added Boomerang support. Today the company announced two new features for the app – Live video is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media on Instagram is an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing, and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them either publicly or privately on the app, as well stories or stories may refer to: Narrative Story (surname) A news article in print or broadcast journalism A news event or topic Story, or storey, a floor or level of a building Stories, colloquial,, and disappearing photos photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip/videos in direct messages.

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The live video feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to is almost a direct clone may refer to of Periscope, complete with sending hearts to the broadcaster by tapping the screen. Once available (it is still still is an apparatus used to distill liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor rolling out), Live video shows up as a new option on the camera screen or Screens may refer to. Friends “may” receive a notification when you go live, and your story icon at the top of the main feed will have a ‘Live’ badge. The comments appear above the broadcast, but users can pin a certain comment or disable them entirely.

The second new feature is the ability to send disappearing photos and videos in direct messages, which can only be viewed once. If you’ve ever used Snapchat, this should sound pretty familiar. You will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance health care directive receive a notification if the recipient reopened a message message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients, or took a screenshot. Just like live video, this feature is still rolling out to users.

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