The latest update to Instagram Live allows creators to broadcast for up to four hours and gives them up to 30 days to save the recording. A dedicated “Live Now” section will soon show up in the Explore tab as well.
3 updates about IG Live:
🎥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/XGdg1XAj19
— Vishal Shah (@vishalshahis) October 27, 2020
Badges are now available in 11 countries, including the United States. Available for purchase during Instagram Live videos, badges are the first direct revenue stream for creators on the app. Read more about badges, under May updates, below.
Meanwhile, recent updates for Reels include options to save, browse, and share audio.