How to Use Instagram Live

How to Use Instagram Live

Why Instagram Live? In a nutshell, Instagram Stories allows you to create media that appears at the top of your followers’ news feeds for 24 hours. Because the Instagram news feed is now controlled by an algorithm similar to the one that controls the Facebook news feed, keeping your Instagram story fresh can help you stay at the top of your audience’s Instagram app. Your Instagram Live video stories appear at the top of the news feed. Audience members who haven’t turned off live notifications get this message when you go live. Your Instagram followers will receive a notification when you go live. Anyone who wants to be in the now with you (i.e., your followers who already like Facebook Live videos or any of the other live broadcasting sites) will want to hop on and watch while you’re live. Hopefully, they’ll engage with you while you’re live because live videos disappear after you end your broadcast. On the viewer’s end, Instagram Live video looks like this: This is what viewers see during an Instagram Live broadcast. Now let’s look at how you can set up an Instagram Live broadcast. #1: Start an Instagram Live To start an Instagram Live broadcast, tap on the Your Story profile photo (with the + sign next to it) at the top of your Instagram news feed. Or if you’ve scrolled down your news feed and don’t see that bar anymore, tap on the camera icon at the top left of your Instagram screen. Click the Your Story profile photo to start an Instagram story. This takes you to your Instagram Stories, where...
How to automatically post Instagram photos directly to a Facebook page

How to automatically post Instagram photos directly to a Facebook page

Instagram is not only a fun app for personal use, it’s also a great marketing tool for all kinds of businesses and professionals to showcase their products and works of art. If you use both Facebook and Instagram for your business, you can actually tie them together so your images automatically filter to your business page or fan page instead of your personal profile. Here’s how: Launch the Instagram app from the Home screen of your iPhone. Tap on the Profile icon in the bottom navigation. It’s the one to the far right. Now tap on the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner. Under Preferences tap on Share Settings. Now tap on Facebook. Under Facebook options, tap on Share to which is defaulted to your personal timeline. Instagram should now route you to Facebook where you’ll get a message asking if you give Instagram permission to manage your pages. Tap Ok. You’ll now be routed back to Instagram where a complete list of all the pages you manage will now be present. Just tap on the one you’d like your Instagram photos to automatically filter to. That’s all there is to it. If you ever want to change the way Instagram posts photos, you can always do so by performing the same steps above...