Instagram now lets you save live videos

The latest change to the photo-sharing platform

Instagram continues to tweak and tailor its offering. Last year it introduced 'Stories', a feature that caused some controversy, with many calling it a 'copy and paste of Snapchat'. 

Soon after this feature appeared, it launched the ability to live stream. This week the company has confirmed that users can now save their live videos, once the broadcast is complete. 

This now places "Instagram Live" in the same bracket as Twitter's Periscope and Facebook's Live, both of which allow users to save videos. 

A statement from the company explained how the new feature will work. 

"While live videos will continue to disappear from the app when you’re done, this update gives you the flexibility to hold onto your video and re-watch it later, especially if something exciting happens during your broadcast that you want to remember or share." 

The ability to save live Instagram broadcasts is rolling out on the latest version of the app (10.12) on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store.