Instagram's Direct Messages now supports live video and sharing


Things are about to get more confusing in Instagram land. So, when you're live, you just need to tap the Direct icon at the bottom of the screen and send your live video to friends.

This includes your own live video, the company says, or you can share a live video you're now watching with a friend or group of friends.

Anxious that your friends may not be able to watch your live video on Instagram? You'll also have this option when going live with a friend. And of course, if you have a private account, only your friends can see your live stream.

Now Playing: Watch this: Instagram testing messaging app, Sony tops 70M in PS4. In this way they will be easily inform their friends that they are online so that they can join. Also, users can send any live videos they are now watching by tapping the same direct icon. Among its more recent tweaks was last month's added option for photo and video message replays, and earlier enhancements like support for web links and different photo orientations.

Not all people are always on Instagram so they won't be able to know if you're doing a Live Video. As of now, you can ping them yourself. Not just that, but the new feature also facilitates sending of live videos that you are watching to a friend or a group.

For now, this feature lives inside the main Instagram app. This only works while videos are live, we'd note, so recipients will have to check replays like everyone else. But if and when Instagram does spin off Direct into its own app, this feature might go along with it.