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Instagram now allows live broadcasts using audio only

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Instagram Live will allow the camera to be turned off during broadcasts so users can continue to stream audio-only.

Instagram continues to innovate for its users. This time the social network has added a very interesting feature: now it will be possible to make live Instagram Live using only audio.

Users will be able to turn off the camera and transmit using audio-only. This function is somewhat similar to the social network Clubhouse, the social platform of the moment due to the great success it has had in recent times thanks to its rooms for communicating only by voice.

As published by Engadget, a portal specialized in technology, the social network Instagram added this new feature within live broadcasts so that participants can enjoy the events just by listening.

Instagram now allows live broadcasts using audio only
Instagram now allows live broadcasts using audio only

In addition, the Facebook-owned social network also added the “mute” button in live messages.

These new changes made by the social network make it very clear that the social network seeks to compete in some way with Clubhouse due to the great success it has had with its communication rooms through the use of voice.

Instagram Live will not be like Clubhouse

The function for Instagram Live will only be for transmissions and not for chatting as it is done in Clubhouse. That is, a person will not be able to join live and start talking through the use of voice.

The aforementioned media explains that this change consists of allowing users to pay the camera to continue the transmission using audio and also to disable the microphone.

The fact that Facebook has decided to incorporate this new function is not surprising, since if the company is characterized by copying functions from other platforms.

A clear example of this is Snapchat stories, which were copied to be added to Instagram, Facebook, and WhatsApp.

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