How To Find Live Videos On Instagram (2 Ways To Find Out)

Timothy Mark
Timothy Mark - Writer & Editor
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Live videos on Instagram are a way for users to show their followers and other accounts what is happening in real-time.

Previously, it was very simple to search for live videos on Instagram. All you had to do was search for #IGTV on the search bar in the Instagram app and select which live video you want to watch.

But Instagram has since disabled that feature and most users have wondering how to watch live videos now since Instagram has taken away the IGTV option.

In this article, you will learn how to find live videos on Instagram. You’ll know how to start a love session on Instagram.

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How To Find Live Videos On Instagram

To watch live videos on Instagram, there are a few methods you can employ to finally be able to join the live broadcasts of others

Using People You Follow To Find Live Videos

You can watch live videos from people you follow on Instagram and even people you don’t follow. To do this.

Step 1: Open Instagram

Open the Instagram app on your mobile device and log in with your username and password to access your account.

Step 2: Find a Live Video To Join

On the homepage, right- underneath the Instagram logo is a bar where all the stories of the accounts you follow appear.

The ones that are being broadcasted live have a “LIVE” sign right beneath their profile. Tap to join the live stream. You can like and comment if you wish.

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Using Keywords To Find Live Videos

This method is not a hundred percent approved but it may yield some results. You won’t always see Live Videos from the keyword you’ve searched on.

Step 1: Open Instagram

Launch the Instagram app on your mobile device and log in to your account.

Step 2: Tap The Search Icon

Then tap on the magnifying glass icon, which is the second icon after the home icon, to bring up the search page

Step 3: Enter The Keyword

Type the topic you would like to see a live video on into the text box and search. 

Now switch to the accounts tab and browse through the profile pictures. Select the ones with the “LIVE” tag to join their live stream.

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How To Start A Live Session On Instagram

Starting a live video on Instagram is a very simple process and does not require much.

All you need is your mobile device, and a good internet connection and you’re good to go.

You may inform your followers beforehand that you’ll be having a live stream by posting about it.

Step 1: Open Instagram

On your mobile device, start the Instagram app and get access to your account.

Step 2: Select The Live Option

Select the Add icon which is located at the bottom center of the screen and swipe to the LIVE section.

Adjust the menu accordingly and press the button to start broadcasting.


Since Instagram disabled the #IGTV feature in late 2021, the following methods above are the only way by which you can find and join live videos on Instagram.

For now, no section or list shows all the accounts streaming live videos on Instagram.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I find live videos on Instagram?

This is because as of October 2021, Instagram has deleted the #IGTV feature so searching for it will result in a null result.

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By Timothy Mark Writer & Editor
As a seasoned content writer with 4+ years of experience in consumer technology, Timothy has been a dedicated author and editor at since its inception. Specializing in addressing user concerns, his articles offer effective solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac-related issues. Timothy's expertise also extends to crafting content about social media and various applications. Through his daily articles, he consistently aids users in overcoming their technology challenges.
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