Instagram Reportedly Testing Adding Moderator to Live Videos; Stories May Soon Get Like Button


Instagram is planning to introduce a new feature that allows users to add moderators to live videos. At present, only the user who started live on the social network can manage it. The upcoming feature for Instagram was first spotted by a notable developer on Twitter. According to him, this feature is in the testing phase. Additionally, Instagram is introducing the ability to like stories. Both the features are expected to take some time to reach the general audience.

Renowned developer Alessandro Paluzzi (@alex193a) is on Twitter with a series of mockups suggested He instagram Is working on a new feature that allows creators to add moderators when doing live videos. However, the screenshot shared by Paluzzi shows that the social media platform will allow creators to add only one moderator to the live video from the list of ‘who is watching’. At the moment, only the host that started the live can manage it. The main purpose of the moderator is to help the live host manage the comments. With the upcoming functionality, moderators will be able to turn off comments, requests to go live, questions, and more, according to a report good by 9to5Mac.

Additionally, Instagram is testing the ability to like stories. Instagram is reportedly Started testing this feature In August this year. A new screenshot shared by Paluzzi a Separate The tweet shows what the Like button will look like in the viewers list. Currently, users can only react to stories that appear in their Direct Messages. There is no clarity on when the Likes feature will be publicly available on Instagram, but the developers are said to be working on it.

The photo-sharing platform owned by Meta (formerly Facebook) has recently added a slew of new features. Cooperation, launched Allow two users to publish similar content in a shared manner in October. Users can co-author feed posts and reels with others and both creator names will appear on the header of the post. Instagram recently rolled out support for users to post photos and videos from a web browser.


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Nitya P Nair is a journalist with over five years of experience in digital journalism. He specializes in business and technology beats. A foodie at heart, Nithya loves to explore new places (read cuisine) and sneak into Malayalam film dialogues to spice up the conversation.
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