Thanks to Periscope, Facebook Live and, as of last week, Instagram, we now all hold a tiny, live TV crew in our hands.
From being the exclusive preserve of massive TV trucks, live video broadcasting to audiences as opposed to video calling has become mandatory for all social network apps.
But what s the difference between them all, any why do you need to broadcast live video anyway?
That s why we ve rounded up the best, starting with the newest member of the livestreaming crew...
These ephemeral videos, which can last up to 60 minutes and can t be replayed by viewers, are an intriguing blend of Snapchat and Periscope.
Once you ve got the update which is still being rolled out , swipe right Instagram to open the camera.