Regardless the criticism for copying Snapchat features, Facebook-owned Instagram s Stories feature is evidently getting popular. Launched in August 2016, Instagram Stories had 100 million active users in just two months. And roughly six months later, Instagram Stories has now 250 million daily active users, most probably more users than Snapchat, which is estimated to have over 160 million users. Marking the accomplishment, Instagram has also announced a new feature that lets users replay their Live broadcast in their Stories. Also Read - Your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram account can get deleted if you do thisAlso Read - Disney Pixar Filter: How to get and use the 3D cartoon face filter on Snapchat, Instagram, TikTok
Once an Instagrammer adds Live Replays to their story, a Play button icon is added beneath their profile. You can watch Live Replays by just tapping on the profile picture just as you do to view Instagram Stories. Similar to Instagram Stories, if someone shares more than one live replay, arrows will appear at the top letting you jump to videos. ALSO READ: Instagram rolls out Archive feature for users to hide their embarrassing old photos
Instagram users get 24 hours of the timeframe to share the replay of their broadcast before it self-destructs or the user discards it permanently. Users can also see the total number of viewers including people who saw the Live and later in stories. The feature to keep Live broadcast for a little longer is not new though. While Periscope allows replay of Live streams for 24 hours, Facebook, on the other hand, lets you save the video on your feed forever.