Instagram today launched Live Rooms, a new feature that lets you go live with up to three other people.

Instagram users could previously only go live with one other person, but can now “double-up” on their broadcasts.

That should make the feature handy for hanging out with friends, interacting with audiences, participating in classes, and collaborating on creative projects.

Live Rooms also gives creators more ways to monetize their work. Viewers can show appreciation for their hosts by buying badges during the streams, and use other interactive features such as Shopping and Live Fundraisers.

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The feature could prove particularly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic — judging by the success of Instagram Live.

Instagram says Live views in the US jumped by 70% from February to March last year, when the World Health Organization labeled the outbreak a pandemic and stay-at-home regulations first came into effect.

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