It looks like Instagram is looking to throw its hat into the live video streaming ring. In a recent interview with The Financial Times (via The Next Web), Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom has confirmed that the company is working to bring the feature to the photo-sharing service.
From the Systrom:
Live is really exciting for us. I think it can enhance what we're doing. If I'm trying to strengthen relationships with someone I love, them streaming video to me live would be an amazing way to be closer to them.
Previous leaks have shown the feature is currently in testing, with live broadcasts showing up alongside Stories at the top of the app.
There's no telling when live video might make its debut in Instagram, but it's interesting to see the app is following in the same footsteps of its parent company, Facebook, which recently added live video streaming as well. This comes as Instagram has been branching out slightly from its photo-sharing roots, adding its Snapchat-esque Stories feature in August.