How to schedule an Instagram live

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Let your Instagram followers know when you broadcast Live. Here's what you need to know.

Instagram Live is a great way to connect with your followers and build engagement. The only problem is that it can be difficult to get all, or even most, of your followers to join your live session.

You can overcome this by scheduling your Instagram Live sessions. Your followers can set a reminder for when it's time to tune in. The goal of the feature is to help you get more followers to join your live sessions.

In this article, we'll cover everything you need to know to plan your next Instagram Live session ahead of time.

How to schedule a live Instagram session

Thankfully, Instagram has made the live scheduling feature easy to use. That's how:

  • Start Instagram.
  • Toccata creates (the plus sign in a square). This will take you to the traditional photo and video upload interface.
  • Toccata Live in the options bar.
  • On the Live Video screen, tap the icon of program  .
  • Select Start time .
  • Scroll the reels to choose the date and time you prefer.
  • Type a title in the field Video title I awarded Schedule live video to complete the planning process.

You can also share your live video schedule as an event that users can tap to be notified when the session is about to start.

That's all! You can now schedule Instagram Live sessions in advance.

Why plan Instagram live sessions in advance?

There are several benefits to planning your Instagram Live sessions.

First, it means you don't need to figure out a time when most of your followers will be online. Instead, they can choose to be notified when your scheduled stream is active.

It also means your followers don't have to get lost. Often, a live stream is over when many people realize it has started. This overcomes that obstacle. It can help you build your audience, as word will spread and people will tell their friends about the next stream and interact with your existing followers as well.


Instagram has made a smart move by introducing the scheduling feature for Instagram Live sessions. Your followers can receive an alert for your live streams, making sure they don't miss the chance and increasing your viewership figures.

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