Instagram now lets you request to join a friend's livestream

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Instagram adds a request button for friends to crash your live stream

Instagram has released a new feature that allows friends to live stream together. However, you can choose to add that one guest and replace with some other guest, who is watching the live video. Anyone can leave at any time, so it's no problem if you just want to stop by briefly and say hi.

Currently, Instagram only supports multi-user live-streaming between two friends, so someone you do not follow back can not request to be in your stream.

So when you started an Instagram live to your followers, anyone of them could be added to the livestream, but the power was in your hands. You'll get a confirmation that your friend has accepted the request, and you'll get a quick moment to fix your hair and smile before getting connected. Once you are live, the screen will split in half, which of course, means you can hang out live with your friend. Simply tap the View button to add your buddy or cancel the request. A person whom the user has not followed back would not even be able to send you a request for joining the live stream. Then, a new icon with a couple of smileys indicating the number of join requests in a badge will be seen if there is more than a single request.

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As always, you can remove a guest and add someone else at any time.

When you're doing your own live video, you'll be able to see requests from your own friends list, too. You can share your video when you are done or discard it and have it disappear from the app. The updates are available for both iOS and Android versions of the Instagram app. Tap on that and wait for your friend to confirm to join in.

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