If you watched any of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Kitchen Discos during the pandemic lockdown, you’ll have noticed her husband Richard using two cameras to film the performances.
One sent the video to Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and there was another sending the feed to Instagram.
That’s because, at the time, Instagram’s API didn’t allow third party tools to stream live video through it. Well, now that’s changed and Restream, our favourite multi destination live streaming software, now enables Instagram. Full details here.
It’s a much welcome, overdue development that will make life much easier for anyone involved in live streaming. Instagram is an important destination where many of our clients have established a strong following. It makes sense to be able to deliver live video content to them without the need for an alternative feed and additional equipment.
Comsteria delivers training and support for anyone interested in live streaming – get in touch if you have any questions.