Instagram has rolled out a few changes to its live video feature that should provide content creators the option to stream live videos for a longer duration on the platform. The service is also updating how long you can save those live videos to your archive.
In a tweet, Instagram says you can now go live for up to four hours. The change is a remarkable extension from the previous one-hour limit and is in line with Facebook's limits for streaming live videos on mobile. It's rolling out to all users worldwide from today, although only those with no record of intellectual property or policy violations can use it (via Engadget).
🌟3 updates about Live🌟— Instagram (@instagram) October 27, 2020
🎥You can now go Live for up to 4 hours
🎞You can save your Lives for 30 days before they delete
📺 You’ll start seeing a “Live Now” section in the IGTV app and on Explore so you can discover more Lives pic.twitter.com/0wipQJXr1F
In addition, you can save and view your own live streams in your private archive for up to 30 days after broadcast. After that timeframe, the videos will be removed. It's the same feature that you can use to archive Instagram Stories and posts.
Finally, Instagram is adding a “Live Now” section in the IGTV app and on the Explore tab to let you find more live videos.