[Completed] Have account name displayed for live streams

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staver
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Have account name displayed for live streams

Post by staver » March 21st, 2019, 9:57 am

Currently when viewing downloadable livestreams, they are only identified by the display name of the account, instead of the actual account name. This can get confusing, because in most places accounts are identified by the account name, and the display name can be completely different and unrelated.

For example, @stefanieknight has the display name GYPSY SOUL. So when viewing the livestream list, all you see is that second name. But everywhere else on Instagram you know that account as the first name. That's how it displays in your Instagram feed, as well as your story/livestream feed in the official app.

Not all accounts have completely different display names, so often you can figure out who it is, but extrapolate that into a few hundred accounts, and often you can get a whole livestream list and not know who any of them are from.

Could we have a setting to choose which name is shown? Or at the very least, default it to the account name?

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Re: Have account name displayed for live streams

Post by liamcottle » March 21st, 2019, 10:14 pm

Yes, it does make more sense for the username to be displayed rather than the display name for live streams.
This will be in the next update with a few other ui changes to live streams.
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Liam Cottle

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Re: Have account name displayed for live streams

Post by staver » April 3rd, 2019, 6:43 pm

Awesome! Love the UI changes. Feels like so often software gets "updated" into a downgrade, but these are definitely improvements. Thanks for the new settings options as well. Great stuff.

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