Facebook’s Photo-sharing platform Instagram has announced that it has extended the time limit for live streams from 60 minutes to 4 hours. The change is global and applies to all Instagram users.
According to reports, the reason behind the move is aimed at helping creators, i.e yoga instructors, musicians, artists, cooks, and the like, to make longer sessions with their audience without being interrupted every 60 minutes.
This is in line with current restrictions all over the world due to the novel Coronavirus pandemic which has led firms to adapt to the way creators have been using their services.
The feature will, however, only be available to accounts “in good standing,” with no history of IP or policy violations, Instagram said.
Users will also have the option to archive live broadcasts for as long as 30 days.
“Now your live videos will be kept in your archive. Only you can see them. After the end of your live video, they will be available in your archive for 30 days. You can download your live videos to your device or upload them to IGTV from your archive.”