Instagram fist introduced Live Video back in November, but there was one big feature missing that separate it from competing services like Periscope — the ability to save live streams. Yup. It’s by far the biggest reason why many never bothered using the feature, as it forced users to commit to sharing experiences within a single social platform, with no way to then take that video and upload it elsewhere. The streams were here today and gone the second they went offline.
It seems Instagram has finally wised up and in an effort to get more people up and live steaming, they’ve finally added the ability to save Live Videos to your device. The option will appear at the end of a live stream, with a small “save” button in the upper right corner. This ensure that if anything eventful happens during the live stream, you have a to revisit that footage later.
The update is available as version 10.12 and is available starting today on Android and iOS.