Instagram is releasing a new live-stream moderator option that it has been working on for the past few months. Using the option, users can assign moderators within their live-streams. The moderator will be given control options like being able to report comments, remove viewers from a stream and turn off comments for a specific viewer.
Having a moderator in Instagram live-streams could help users manage the flow of content. It could also be helpful in addressing concerns such as inappropriate actions from viewers, since harassment and bullying during live-streams is quite common and can get difficult to control, as it happens in real time.
You can access the moderator option within your live-stream window from the menu icon on the comment bar. After searching for a specific person, you can choose them as the moderator.
The option will likely make live-stream management easier, as well as improve security within the broadcasts, hence being a valuable addition to the platform.