Instagram adds ‘Request’ button so you can join a friend’s live video [APK Download]

Instagram has all but killed off Snapchat by this point, and it’s got a lot to do with the strength of its stories and live video features. With the latest update to version 24, a new ‘Request’ button has been added to the comments section of live videos so be added to the stream.

You can ask to join by tapping the icon with two smiley faces, at which point the presenter will get a notification allowing them to approve or deny your request.

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Instagram adds a request button for friends to crash your live stream

Following a test this past summer and a wider rollout in late October that allowed Instagram friends to live stream together, the service today is adding the option for you to request to join a pal’s live stream, just in case you believe your presence is required.

Instagram’s live mode works a lot like Periscope, which allows people to watch a user’s live stream and send comments or hearts. Today’s update allows the live streamer to add a request button on their page so friends can request to jump in on their solo stream if they didn’t invite anyone to go live with them from the start. Once accepted, the stream divides in half (either horizontally or vertically, based on the orientation you’re watching the stream).

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Instagram on mobile site now lets you create Stories and save posts

A couple of months back, Instagram added the ability to view Stories on its mobile site. But regarding the ability to post from the mobile site as well, the blog post simply gave the standard “in the coming months.” Now, that functionality is here, along with the ability to save posts.

 

left: Before. right: After.

To post a Story, simply hit the camera icon on the top left of the site.

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Instagram on mobile website now lets you create Stories and save posts

A couple of months back, Instagram added the ability to view Stories on its mobile site. But regarding the ability to post from the mobile site as well, the blog post simply gave the standard “in the coming months.” Now, that functionality is here, along with the ability to save posts.

 

left: Before. right: After.

To post a Story, simply hit the camera icon on the top left of the site.

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Instagram on mobile website now lets you create Stories and save posts was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web

 Instagram really wants the developing world on Stories. They won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality masks or share videos, but starting today mobile web users can post to Instagram Stories. Previously, mobile web users could only view Stories, which have to be created in Instagram’s native apps. But now users can snap photos, overlay text captions, and share them… Read More
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