How to Send and Accept Livestream Request on Instagram

How to Send and Accept Livestream Request on Instagram

With over 400 million users, Instagram is certainly one of the trustworthy photo-sharing applications on social media. In a recent update, it added a request button to its live stream feature. Earlier, it only allowed users to send a request to friends to join a live stream that they were watching. But this time, it is up to the user to accept or cancel the requested live stream invite. Isn’t it awesome?

The modification in the live stream feature has opened new window for brands and celebrities, to take live questions from audience. Business-oriented people can use it for conducting surveys and promoting their products, while the rest avail it to entertain themselves.

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In this post, we’re going to share how to send and accept live stream requests on Instagram.

How To Send A Request To Your Friend To Join Them

You can send a request to anyone whom you’re following and is available for live stream. Follow the below steps to send a request to the person with whom you wish to join for the live stream.

Step 1: If you are looking at your friend’s live video, just click on the ‘Request’ button, which you can locate at the bottom left corner of your screen.Send A Request To Your Friend To Join Them

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Step 2: In case, your friend accepts your request, you will see that ‘* (the name of the person) accepted your request to join their live video, which means soon you’ll start sharing live video.

Send A Request To Your Friend To Join Them

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Step 3: Once you’ll be connected to your friend, both the live streams will be showed on your screen with the divided screen.

Send A Request To Your Friend To Join Them

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How to Respond To Instagram Livestream Request

It is totally up to you to accept or reject the invite. Follow the below steps to respond to Instagram Livestream request.

Step 1: You need to click on ‘View’ to respond the request.

Respond To Instagram Livestream Request

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Step 2: In case, you accepted the request, then select the ‘Go live with…

Respond To Instagram Livestream Request

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Step 3: When you want to reject the request, you can simply click on ‘Cancel’.

Respond To Instagram Livestream Request

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Where to Find the Received Requests from Your Friends

In case, you are the one who is live on Instagram, then you can find the request from your friends in the comments. You can check how many requests you’ve got, in the notifications that you can navigate under the comments section.

Now, you know how to send and accept live stream request on Instagram with just a few taps of your fingers. Do utilize the feature and let us know how different you find live stream from a video call in the comments section below.

Bhoomika Basera is an analyst and blogger at Systweak Software. She likes to explore and discover latest technological updates and hacks.She is a backpack traveller and loves to explore cities and off beat places!

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