One of the fun and very useful options of GoPro‘s HERO 8 Black, MAX, and HERO 7 Black cameras is their ability to live stream via the GoPro smartphone app. Currently, the GoPro app can stream to Facebook, Youtube, Twitch, Vimeo, and several other video services. They can even give you reaction and engagement info while you’re streaming. You can checkout their full rundown of how to do it at their official blog as well as the video below.

Best of all about this announcement is that the GoPro app can be updated as needed to add new functionality down the road. You’re not locked into just one featureset – also, they can roll out app updates right through the respective phone’s app store.

The big wish I would have in this application of the camera would be to have the ability to stream to Instagram. GoPro seems interested as well, as the blog explains that it will be compatible once Instagram allows it (although there is no date or estimated time for this mentioned).

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A long-time fan and reveler of all things Geek, I am also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of