Video livestreams have become wildly popular but not everyone was born to be spontaneous in front of the camera. More often than not, livestreams require an amount of preparation which is why Instagram has decided to give their creators that time with a new feature called Practice Mode.
Before working on this feature, Instagrammers had to go live with others expecting the worst. They had to be ready to solve sound or connection issues or even make sure, while being live, that the guests themselves were aligned when it came to the topic discussed.
Now, all of that prep work can be done before going live with a significant audience.
Practice Mode is the feature Instagram hopes will encourage more creators to do more than post video stories, actually go live with their fans.
In Practice Mode everyone in the broadcast will have the chance to set their lighting, adjust their sound and triple-check their Internet connection.
To access it, users will have to to go the LIVE tab and choose the Practice option, which is right under the Public one.
The feature will roll out in the months to come. Meanwhile, you will be able to check out Scheduled Lives. This is a new opportunity to schedule a live up to 90 days in advance!
This should avoid the hassle of having to notify followers at the last minute and risking them not to show up.