Creating live videos on Instagram is easy, but controlling all the comments that may appear along the way isn’t that easy. That’s why the app recently added the option to add a presenter to these live videos, which allows creators to maintain a positive and respectful environment. Here’s how to enable them step by step so you have the opportunity to take advantage of this useful tool.
Instagram: How to add a moderator to your live feeds
First you have to start a live video. To do this, open the Instagram app and click on the + button in the top bar of the screen. Once you do this, a series of options will appear from which you must select “Live”.
Open Instagram and start a live video
There you can configure all the parameters of the live show before you start it. Once you’re on the air and the comment box appears at the bottom of the screen, click on the ellipsis.
Click the ellipsis next to the comments
Here you can access a number of Live-related options. So click on the option Add moderatorwhich mentions the moderator to go to the next step.
Select the option to add a moderator
Finally you have to select the person or accountwho should act as a presenter by searching for the desired person among your circle of acquaintances or among those who are currently watching live.
Choose the person you want to use as moderator
This allows the selected person to delete the comments they deem inappropriate during your live show. This is very useful for you so that you can concentrate on your work and not have to worry about what might happen to your viewers’ written reactions. In particular, the functions of the moderator are to report comments, remove viewers from the live stream and hide a viewer’s comments. All of these options are presented to the presenter in a drop-down menu when they click on a comment or account during that live stream, so there’s no mistaking them.
Add a presenter to Instagram live, step by step
- Open Instagram and start a live video
- Click the ellipsis next to the comments
- Select the option to add a moderator
- Choose the person you want to hire as a moderator