Instagram reportedly testing live video feature

According to a report from Russian news site T Journal, Instagram is testing “Go Insta” a new live video functionality in Instagram Stories feature.


To start live broadcasts users will have to click on the red button titled Go Insta!. Users testing the new feature will see a “Live” banner at the top of the page. For the moment, the feature would be limited to Russian users in Beta mode.


The site The Next Web reported that Instagram declined to comment about Go Insta! in the U.S. Therefore, there are not specifications on how it will work exactly, or when it will be launch. The only sure is that Instagram would not be willing to fall behind competitors like the duo Twitter-Periscope, which have a strongly focused strategy on video.