With the “outbreak” of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent global quarantine, many artists began to use the various social networks as a work platform, taking their art to millions of users in need of leaving home.
Several events have been organized to date, where dozens (or even hundreds) of live stream sessions have been held. For example, musicians have come to “dominate” Instagram with numerous live streams every day. However, the social network belonging to Facebook took too long to adapt to this new reality.
Live streams sessions continued to be exclusive to mobile platforms
Despite the great hype created around the live stream sessions, Instagram ended up continuing to make these sessions only accessible through the Android and iOS application.
According to countless users, Instagram has already started to allow you to follow live streams directly from its web version. In other words, you will not need to go “running” to your smartphone to follow your favorite artists. This is an addition that many users have asked for since they started implementing quarantine in several countries.
It is not yet clear whether the social network is making this feature available immediately to all users, or whether it will launch in a phased manner.
However, it has already been confirmed that it will continue to be impossible to perform a live stream from the web version of Instagram. In short, you will be able to watch other users’ broadcasts, but you cannot make your own live streams.
Although it may be a little late, it is undoubtedly a feature that will be extremely useful during these times when the number of live streams continues to increase exponentially every day.