Live sessions can be held on Instagram. It lets you interact with your followers. By conducting live sessions you are able to see your followers visually. When you are done with the session, it will not be shown anymore in your account. Unless you add a replay of it to your Instagram story.
PROCESS OF STARTING A LIVE SESSION
1. Click the camera icon that is visible on the top left of your main feed or just swipe left. The camera will open. The same icon which you press to add a story.
2. Press on the LIVE tab to start a live session. Instagram will put up a warning to make sure that you are ready for the session.
3. You can also apply filters on your live sessions. It will restrict your sessions and will not be visible to anyone who you do not want to see. For this, go to the Settings tab before pressing the “Start live video” option. Click on “Hide story from” option in the settings. Then add your followers to whom you do want to make the session and videos visible.
4. In order to make your session more interactive, you can adjust your camera in a position with which your followers can be comfortable. You can also adjust your phone with something so that your hands do not get tired.
TIPS TO ENGAGE IN A LIVE SESSION
If you have to reveal something important, do not say it immediately. First, wait for the viewers to turn up in more numbers. In that time, you can try to keep the viewers engaged by having a small chit chat with them. Or you can even provide a sneak peek about your important announcement, so your viewers stay interested. Furthermore, answer the comments of viewers appropriately. You also have the option of adding photos as part of the live session. If you do not want to be distracted, you can turn off the comments option. While having the session, you need to keep a check on the time duration as well. As if you extend it too long your viewers will start losing interest and might leave.
FINISHING THE LIVE SESSION
Conclude the session once you have covered everything you wanted to say. Save your Instagram live session. You must remember that when you save the live session video, only the video will be saved not the likes, comments published and the viewers. Press on the End tab to view your total number of audience. Furthermore, you can click a screenshot. So that you can place the figures in parallel to the past or future figures and have a comparison. Download the live session video when you have ended it. The video can be added to your story as well which will be available for another 24 hours.
So, conducting a live session on Instagram is very valuable for people. It helps in keeping your followers updated and involved in your activities.