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December 12, 2016

Instagram's live video feature now available to users in the U.S.

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Instagram makes its live video feature available to U.S. user.

Gramming your #tbt or #ootd? Now you can share it live.

On Monday, Instagram officially made its newest feature available to all iOS or Android users in the U.S.

The Facebook-owned company allows users to record live video on the app's "stories" feature. To film the live feed, users should open up the camera in the app and hit "start live video" that will film for up to an hour and later disappear.

Beware – your followers might be notified that you started the stream. For those who don't get a notification, Instagram will put a "live" tag under your profile picture in the app's stories bar found at the top.

Other users can also pin comments while you're streaming.

It's not surprising that the update sounds familiar. Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion in 2012 and launched its own live video feature in January 2016. 

Instagram will roll out the feature globally in the coming weeks. It announced the feature's launch back in November but only extended it to U.S. users Monday.