Instagram live video is here! Yes, another social media app adds live streaming to the mix.
Are you feeling the pressure yet to at least TRY live video to see how you like it? Come on, it’s fun! (I feel like I’m trying to poach some bad candy off to you.)
Well, even if you continue to sit on the sidelines, here are some things that you should know about the Instagram live video user experience:
12/14/16 16:00 EST – I have IG Live and I’ve tested it out. The interface looks clean and I was able to see the names of the viewers on the broadcast. I could see when they gave hearts as well as the change in live viewers.
When I spoke with a social media friend, she said that she didn’t get a notification. Another friend confirmed the same.
My suspicion is that notifications with IG Live are probably slightly delayed as they are with Facebook Live. I’m also wondering if IG isn’t notifying ALL of your followers but only certain ones.
It’s important to note that those of us who are impatient about the notifications started out using Periscope and are a bit spoiled by the notification system as well as the immediacy in engagement.
Until Facebook and Instagram can compete on this score, many of us devoted live streamers will default to Periscope because of the faster response time.
I’ll bet that they aren’t far behind in improving.