How to live broadcast with a friend on Instagram.

There are 2 ways you can live broadcast with a friend on Instagram. You can invite a friend to join your live video or you can ask to join the live video of a friend.

To go live and then invite a friend to join your broadcast:

  1. Tap in the top left of the screen or swipe right from anywhere in Feed.
  2. Tap Live at the bottom of the screen, then tap Start Live Video.
  3. Tap .
  4. Tap on a person's name to invite them to join your live video. Keep in mind you can only invite someone who is already viewing your live video.
  5. If your friend accepts the invitation to join, you'll see them appear in a split-screen view. You'll also see if they've chosen to decline.
  6. You can remove the person you invited to join your live video at any time by tapping x at the top right corner of their split-screen.

To ask to join a friend's live video that you're watching:

  1. Tap Request when you see the option to request to join the live video.
  2. Tap Send Request
  3. You'll receive a notice that you're about to join the live video when your request is accepted.
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