Last month Instagram announced a new feature in which it allowed users to invite their friends to join them on their Instagram Live video. However the invite only went one way, meaning that you could invite a friend, but they couldn’t make a request to join you, but that has changed as Instagram has since enabled the feature.


According to Instagram, “When watching a friend’s live video, simply tap the ‘Request’ button in the comments section. You’ll see a confirmation that your friend has accepted your request, and you’ll have a moment to prepare. Once you’re live, the screen will split in half so you can hang out live with your friend. You can leave your friend’s live video at any time, making it easy to join for a quick hello or a longer chat.”

This means that now friends can invite you to join their live sessions, and you can request to join them as well. So for example if you see a friend who’s live and want to pop in for a quick hello, you’ll be able to do so. As Instagram notes, apart from being able to hop onto a friend’s Live video, this will still be treated like a regular Live video where users can choose to share it to their Stories or Discard it when they’re done.

According to Instagram, this changes are now live and are part of Instagram version 24 and should be available for download via the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

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