Now you can hang out and go live together with your friend on Instagram, whether you are enjoying an event or chilling out your day. With new “Go live with a friend” feature, you can add a friend to your Instagram live story even if he/she is not around. That sounds exciting! Isn’t it?

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In November 2016, a company introduced Instagram Go Live feature which was only up to one person to go live from a single device. Now they have taken this feature to the next level by allowing one more friend to join your Instagram live story.

Once you have started the Live Instagram story with a friend, you will see the split screen into two and your friend pop-up right below of the screen. Your viewers can still comment and like. Well, you can also remove the current live friend and add another friend into your Live story or your friend can also exit from his/her device as well. Let me show you how to use Go live with a friend feature of Instagram.

How to Add a Friend to Your Instagram Live StoryHow to Use Instagram Go Live with a Friend Feature on Android or iPhone

Make sure that you have the latest Instagram update and a friend whom you want to share the screen is already following and watching you.

Step #1. Launch the Instagram app on your iOS or Android device.

Step #2. Next, tap on the Camera icon at the top left corner or swipe right the screen.

Step #3. Tap on Live → Tap on Start Live Video.

Tap on Start Live Video in InstagramStep #4. Next, Tap on the two smiley icon at the bottom of the screen.

Tap on two smiley icon in Instagram Live StoryStep #5. Now, tap on person’s name you want to join and hit the Add button.

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Select the friend and Tap on Add button in Instagram Live StoryStep #6. Once you add your friend, your friend will get a notification to either Go Live with friend or Decline. If your friend accepted, you will see him on your screen.

Your friend will get notification to either Go Live or Decline option in Instagram storyStep #7. You can also add some filers as well. After some time, if your friend acting weird, then you can face him from the broadcast by tapping X icon on their screen.

Friend to your Instagram live StoryOnce you broadcast has ended, you can choose “Share” option to make it as a story or “Discard” if you don’t want to share and the video will vanish.

Choose Share option to make it as a Instagram story or DiscardThat’s it!

While millions of people are using this feature connect with friend and followers to share their knowledge and talent, you can also have fun to share your moments with friends and followers. Are you ready to go live with your friend on Instagram? Have you found this fruitful or not? Do share your opinion with us via commenting below or reach us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.

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