Instagram is a very different experience to stream to, compared to Facebook and YouTube. Right now, if you LIVE stream to Instagram, the video disappears right after the LIVE stream ends. Most of our users have been wanting the ability to save the LIVE streams afterwards to their Instagram profile once it's finished. Well, we are excited to share that we have found a way to do that now with your LIVE streams within the past 30 days! Now, let’s go through the steps together!
Note: Your LIVE streams do have to be at least 1 minute long in order to post them.
This tutorial is for the Mobile App Version of Instagram. The web browser version of Instagram does not give access to most settings.
Go to the "New Post" button on the Instagram App and switch the bottom bar to "Live"
Click on the "Live" Tab
Make sure you have “Save Live to Archive” turned on.
Click the down arrow next to “Stories Archive” to bring up a few more options of archives. Select the option that says “LIVE Archive”.
Now that you're in your archive, make sure to switch over to the "Live Archive"You should now be on a page that will contain all of your LIVE streams from the past 30 days. Select the video that you would like to post.
Once you are previewing the video, you should see three icons at the bottom. "Share" allows you to repost the LIVE as an Instagram video, "Download" lets you save directly onto your phone and "Delete" removes it from your Archive permanently.
By selecting "Share" you can begin the process of posting your video! All you have to do now is fill out the rest of the usual posting information to your liking. After you have at least a title, you can post your video! Now, people who missed the LIVE stream or want to watch it again can view that video in your posts on your profile!