How do I view someone's live video on Instagram?

When someone you follow shares a live video, their profile picture will appear at the top of Feed with a colorful ring around it and the word Live. Tap or click their profile picture to view their live video.

You can watch live videos on the Instagram app or on Instagram.com.

While viewing live videos

Keep in mind that when you start viewing a live video, the person sharing and anyone else who's viewing may be able to see that you've joined. While viewing someone's live video, you can leave comments, like and share it. Anyone who's viewing the video can see when you like or comment.

  • On the Instagram app, tap Comment at the bottom of the screen to leave a comment, and to like their video.
  • On Instagram.com, click Add a comment at the bottom right of the screen to leave a comment.

Live video replays

If someone has shared a live video replay to their IGTV, you'll see it in their IGTV videos on their profile. You can like, comment or send a video in a direct message.

Learn some tips for watching videos on IGTV.