Well, this is interesting. Instagram has been testing the ability for you to broadcast a live stream while adding a friend to the broadcast.

All you need to do is tap the icon that looks like ‘two smiley faces’ in the bottom right, then select the friend you want to add to the live stream.

The Livestream then works in exactly the same way as it usually does, but with split screen view of you and your co-broadcaster.

If the new feature seems familiar, it is because Facebook rolled a similar feature into their Facebook Live earlier this year. Obviously, the demand for this has warranted them adding it to their other broadcasting network Instagram.

At the moment, the test is only with a small number of users. Let us know if you are one of them and how it is working for you. Also, we would love to hear your ideas for practical applications for this feature.