On October 27, the Instagram photo-sharing site revealed it had extended the time limit for live streams from 60 minutes to four hours. The shift is global and extends to all users of Instagram. Instagram said that the reason behind the change is to allow creators — yoga teachers, musicians, artists, cooks, and the like — to do longer sessions with their audience without being interrupted every hour, Mashable said.
Nevertheless, this will only be accessible to “in good standing” accounts, with no history of IP or policy breaches, Instagram said. It is also adding the option to archive live broadcasts for as long as 30 days, as per Instagram.
“Your live videos will be deposited in your archive now. You will only see them. They will be available in your archive for 30 days after the end of your live video. You can import your live videos to your computer or upload them from your archive to IGTV,” said a note that will be shown to users on the launch, Mashable reported.