You can now watch Instagram live streams through a browser

Apr 13, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

You can now watch Instagram live streams through a browser

Apr 13, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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I don’t know if it has anything to do with the current situation, but Instagram seems to be working hard on improving its web-based experience. After enabling direct messaging from a browser, Instagram now lets you watch live streams from your computer, too.

Users started to notice that Instagram live streams have become available through a browser. For all of us who are staying at home, I believe this can come in handy. I don’t know about you, but I prefer watching live streams on a screen larger than my phone.

There are currently no live streams among the accounts I follow so I can’t share my impressions. Engadget writes that the experience is similar to live stream we are used to seeing on our phone app. Two-person streams are supported, but comments are separate from the video thanks to the extra screen space. This is great because you won’t see a bunch of random text obscuring the video.

On the minus side, you can’t start a live stream from your computer. If you want to broadcast something, you’ll still need to use the phone app. Still, if you rather watch than broadcast live streams yourself, I believe that accessing them from the browser will come in handy. If nothing else, because of a much larger screen.

[via Engadget]

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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