Instagram Live Video Time Limit Extended to 4 Hours, New Archive Option Created for Livestreams


Instagram has introduced three new features to encourage more users to live stream on its platform. This social media platform has extended the Live Video limit to up to four hours from the earlier one hour cap. There may be a new Live Archive option that has been enabled to retain your whole live videos saved for up to 30 days. This archive can only be accessed by you, and you’ll download your live videos to upload them of IGTV whether you’d need to.

The new features were announced through Twitter, and perhaps the biggest one is the extension of Live Video limit. This used to be earlier capped at one hour, but that has now been extended to four hours. This means users who love going live while cooking or do live classes may not have to restart their livestream after each hour. Instagram has also introduced Live Archives where your whole live videos will now be kept. Up until now, Instagram only archived stories and posts but now live videos archives has also been introduced.

This option will also be found in the same place where your stories and posts archives live, and these live videos will be archived for 30 days after the end of your livestream. To find this new option, live video users must click on the hamburger menu from the top correct corner of the profile screen. It is very important tap on the Archive option there and make a selection ‘Live Archive’. The videos found in the archive will also be downloaded, and these can then be re-uploaded on IGTV as polite.

Except for this, Instagram looks to increase discovery of live videos within the app, and is bringing a new “Live Now” section within the IGTV app. There can also be a committed ‘Live Now’ section showing up on Explore so you’ll discover more of livestreaming satisfied.

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