Some Thoughts On Instagram Live

I did my first Instagram Live post yesterday. It was of course from the allotment.

Two of my followers saw that I was lived and watched part of the broadcast.

I’ve got a couple of observations. First it takes a while for your followers to get and respond to the notification that you’re Live, so probably best to start the broadcast and then at least wait until someone shows up. Otherwise you are talking to yourself.

Secondly there is no record of your broadcast, when you finish it, the video’s gone. Which means no one can “catch up” if they arrive late, unlike Periscope.

I’ll probably use it again, but they’ll be of the moment broadcasts, rather than anything I want to keep.