How to download your Instagram Live Stream

March 26, 2021

Live streaming on Instagram is quite engaging. It’s also a great way to connect with followers in real-time and show your life as it’s happening. But when someone goes live, his/her followers may not be as inclined to watch live feeds on their phone. They would rather want to download the live session and save it to watch later. It’s possible! Read this tutorial to know how to download Instagram live stream.

Instagram Live Stream

How to download an Instagram Live Stream on your iPhone?

In addition to watching the Instagram Live Record at your convenience, this mode removes overlaying comments and emojis or smileys, providing extra screen space. Here’s how you can download an Instagram Live Stream

  1. Launch the Instagram app.
  2. To go live, tap the ‘+’ icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Swipe right at the bottom to display the Live option.
  4. Tap the button at the bottom.
  5. Tap the Close button.
  6. Hit the End now button.
  7. Tap Download video option.

What is Instagram Live?

Instagram Live is a built-in capability that works within Instagram Stories and enables users to broadcast live videos to their followers on the platform.

How to download Instagram live video after posting?

Live videos are shown as feed within Instagram Stories and can be distinguished from the rest by a little magenta-colored box that says LIVE. This broadcast option is likely to catch users’ attention more than regular content.

Launch the Instagram app on your iPhone.

Add Icon
Add Icon

Tap + icon at the bottom of the app screen and swipe right to display options in the bottom field.

Live Video Button
Live Video Button

Scroll to the Live option as shown in the image above. Tap the Live option. If prompted to allow access to your camera and microphone, tap the respective links. This will allow Instagram to access videos and share them on its network.

Next, you’ll see a message reading - Check connection, you’re going live!

Close Live Video
Close Live Video

Tap and hold the live streaming button to record the video. When you’re done with your live streaming session, tap the close marked as X, next to Live.

End Now Button
End Now Button

When prompted with the confirmation message, tap the End Now button.

A new window should popup with the following options,

  • People who viewed your live video.
  • Share to IGTV
  • Download Video
  • Delete Video.
Download Instagram Live Stream
Download Instagram Live Stream

Hit the Download Video option to download the Live Stream.

Delete Live Stream Video
Delete Live Stream Video

To delete the video, select Delete Video > Discard option.

Hope that makes sense!


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