Have you ever gone LIVE on Instagram? If the answer is NO then there may be a couple of reasons why. Firstly you may not know what to talk about when you do go live or you’re afraid of messing things up. More on that another day……
BUT, if the only thing stopping you is knowing which buttons to press well my friend, I can help you out there. Here are the 3 steps you need to follow to go live on IG, one of the most powerful (some would say THE most powerful platforms out there right now).
Let’s start with the FIRST STEP. When you are on your HOME SCREEN you need to go to the HOUSE in the bottom left corner (magnified below)
STEP TWO – Look up to the top left corner above your profile pic and you’ll see a camera– hit that baby to open it up.
STEP THREE – You will see yourself. Don’t worry you won’t be live until you hit the Go Live button which you get to by sliding the options along at the bottom. Once you hit it you will start your live broadcast. NOW, you may not want to appear straight away and prefer to show your run, or dog walk, maybe your class in action, or your commute to work. If that’s the case just flip the camera around before you start. It’s the two arrows to the right of the Go Live button and we’ll be able to see what you see and you can narrate for us instead.
If you’re feeling a bit ropey you can add a filter to your face (love a filter) and that is the face icon next to the arrows. Very handy if you want the make up feature as you don’t even have to get camera ready anymore the filter does it all for you. And if you prefer “au natural” that is there too.
So there you have it, how to go LIVE in 3 easy steps. I would love, love, blooming love to see you have a go today. If you do, please tag me by using the @bigmeupmedia tag or #bigmeup so I can see it and I’ll send you a message.
And just before I go I should say that if you don’t like your live you don’t have to post it you just hit the x in the top left. You’ll only get a few people on who actually see it LIVE, most people will watch it on catch up on your Instagram.
Have fun going live and I look forward to seeing you on IG today.