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Our next big news is from Instagram. Last week, Instagram announced a very important feature called Live Rooms, which lets you bring 3 guests into your live show. Earlier, you could do this with 1 person.
You can go live and then bring another person on to have a discussion with you. Now, you can do that with a total of 4 people, including you. You can bring 3 other guests. This opens up new possibilities for ministries and nonprofits because you can have a discussion on a particular faith-based topic, or you can talk with your church congregation, you can talk with people and pray with people, who can have multiple people praying together; there are lots of interesting applications that you can see in a ministry setting. Also, the more people are involved, the more the live show will show up on all the guest’s news feeds, bringing their audience to your live show. I think it has great potential. This also has shopping and fundraising features built into it.
Note: This news item is part of the weekly news show, The Connected Church News, that collects the Top 5 Digital and Social Media News each week for leaders of churches, ministries or christian nonprofit, and presents it to them in 5 mins.