View someone's live broadcast on Instagram
When someone you follow shares a live broadcast, 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 broadcast.
You can watch live broadcasts on the Instagram app or on
Interact with live broadcasts
Keep in mind that when you start viewing a live broadcast, the person sharing and anyone else who's viewing may be able to see that you've joined. While viewing someone's live broadcast, you can:
  • Leave a comment. Tap Comment (Instagram app) or click Add a comment ( in the bottom right and type a comment.
  • Like a comment. Tap like below the comment. The number of likes a comment receives will appear below it.
  • Reply to a comment. Tap reply below the comment and type a reply.
  • React to the video. Tap like in the bottom right and select an emoji.
  • Share the video. Tap send in the bottom right or Share Video and select who you want to share it with.
Anyone who's viewing the live broadcast can see when you like or comment on the video.
Live broadcast replays
If someone has shared a live broadcast replay to their profile, you'll see when you tap reels. You can like, comment or send a video in a direct message.
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