How to Go Live on Instagram [Mobile and PC]

Go Live on Instagram

Instagram Live is the best feature that allows you to go live on Instagram. You can share your thoughts or important information or message with your followers. You can also invite members or someone to go live with you in one single place. When you start a live then your profile icon will be visible in the upper stories section of Instagram, So, today we will learn to go live on Instagram.

If you want to start an Instagram live then open the Instagram app. Tap on the Your Story icon from the upper left corner of the screen. After that, search for the Live option in the bottom section. Finally, tap on Live and you will start your live stream broadcast on Instagram.

Now, Instagram will send a notification to your all followers that you have started a live stream. If anyone wants to join in your live video then they can simply request for it, and it’s your decision whether to let them join or not.

So, how do invite people on your Instagram live and how do you go live on Instagram on PC? Let’s find out in this article.

How to Go Live on Instagram?

Going live on Instagram is a straightforward process. All you have to do is create your own Instagram account and simply start a live stream.

After you start a live then only your followers will know that you are on a live. If someone hasn’t followed you then they can’t view your live even though you have a public account.

Tip: If you actually want people to watch your Instagram live then you can pre-create a story a day before you start live. So, it will remind your followers that you are going to live stream tomorrow at this specific time. It will help to pass a message or information which you are trying to tell in your live video.

So, let’s see how you can live stream on Instagram.

Go Live on Instagram on Android and iPhone

If you are using the official Instagram app on your both Android and IOS device then you can look at the following steps to broadcast on your Instagram account.

Open Instagram App

First of all, open your Instagram app on your device whichever you are using whether iPhone or Android.

After that, login to your account if you are using it for a very long time. But if you are accessing Instagram on a daily basis then you can simply move to the second step.

Tap on Your Story

In the home screen of Instagram, tap on Your Story option from the upper left corner of the screen. It is your profile icon from where you can create a new story as well as go on live.

You can also simply swipe right from left on the home screen of Instagram to open your story section. But only if you have the latest version of the Instagram app on your device.

Search for Live

Now, swipe left or right to locate the Live option of Instagram. It differs from Android device to iPhone device.

Tap on Live option

Once you find the live option then simply tap on it to start a live stream video. It will take few seconds to start a broadcast based on your internet connection.

After you are done with your live session then you can simply tap on “X” button from the upper right corner of the screen to stop your live stream on Instagram.

Also Read: How To Change The Email Address On Instagram

Go Live on Instagram on Computer

If you are thinking about going live on Instagram from your desktop then it is possible but using an Android emulator. You can’t go live in the web version of Instagram on your PC.

So, you have to download the Android emulator such as Bluestack on your desktop and download the Instagram app on it and run the live stream.

Android emulators help to run or download any Android app on your PC without any additional cost. You can use the Android app just the way you use it on your mobile devices. It also does support all the features available on the apps. So, basically, if you don’t have mobile phones then you easily install your desired Android app in your laptop through an emulator.

There are tons of Android emulators for PC but I have selected “Bluestack” for Instagram live. You can use any Android emulator you want, it doesn’t need to be Bluestack but other emulators are not good as Buestack.

Open Browser

First thing first, open your browser in your laptop. You can use any browser you want such as chrome, firefox, opera, and more.

Go to Bluestack Website

Now, visit the official website of Bluestack. You can simply type in the search bar.

Download Bluestack App

After that, search and download Bluestack for your PC. It will take time to completely download the emulator based on your internet connection.

Once the download process is complete then install the app on your laptop. In case, you already have Bluestack on your computer then directly move to the next step.

Open Bluestack

Now, open the bluestack on your computer in order to use the Instagram app on it.

Click on App Center

Go to the Play Store or in App Center to download the Instagram app on your Bluestack. If you can’t locate the Google Play Store then simply search for it from the upper right search bar.

Download Instagram App

Once you are in a Play Store then search for an Instagram app and download it on your computer. After that, install the app so that you can start live steam.

Login to Your Account

If you are using Bluestack for the first time on your PC then you have to provide your login credentials to access your Instagram account. Simply type your username and password to the required field to access Instagram.

Click on Your Profile Icon

After you have accessed your Inatgarm account successfully then click on your profile icon from the upper left corner of the screen.

Search and Click on Live

Finally, click on Live option from the bottom section to start a live broadcast on your Instagram.

If you want to stop or cancel your live stream then click on “X” icon. But remember, you can’t pause your ongoing live stream.

How to Go Live on Instagram with Multiple Users?

You can also include multiple members or people in your ongoing live stream on Instagram. So, you can only add three people at a time on your Instagram live.

If you are collaborating with someone then this is the best option which you can choose from.

Now, let’s see how you can go live with someone on Instagram at once.

Open Instagram  App

You have to open your Instagram app and login into your account.

Tap on Your Story

After that, tap on the Your Story option from the upper left corner of the screen.

Start the Live

Now, search and start a live stream. It will take few seconds which depends on your internet connection.

Tap on Video Icon

Once you are live on Instagram then tap on the small video icon at the bottom section beside the comments.

Search for User or Account

Now search for the users or people which you want to add to your Live stream from the search bar.

Tap on their Profile

Once you find your selected people then tap on their profile icon or username.

Select Invite

Finally, tap on the Invite button in order to include them in your ongoing Instagram live.


Live on Instagram is the best idea if you want to share any informative information or want to advertise your personal business. You can also start the Q/A if you want to get the attention of your followers. You can even allow someone (that is your followers) in your live if you want to interact with them.

But remember the limitation of users in one single live stream is only 3. So, choose your followers or friends wisely.

If you have any queries related to Instagram then ask them in the comment section down below.

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