Facebook is one of the largest social media platforms in the world with over 1.6 billion members. Facebook Live is the platform flagship product to stream live video to members' timeline, pages, and groups. To stream live video do the following:

Facebook Integration

Step 1:

Create a new channel or use an existing one. Add Facebook as a destination. Use the "Facebook Login" option. You will be first prompt to provide your Facebook email address and password. Next drop down and select where you want the video to stream on Facebook. Read about publishing to Facebook timeline/pages/groups.

Step2:

Configure a video source and enable it. Activate the channel by pushing "Go Live" and start the destination for the channel video to stream to Facebook.

Facebook Manual Connection

Step 1:

Create a new channel or use an existing one. Add Facebook as a destination. Use the "Facebook Manual" option. You will be prompt with a window that requires the Facebook RTMP path and stream key.

Step 2:

Open a new browser tab and login to your Facebook account. Find and click on the "Live Video" icon. This will open Facebook Studio (see image below).

Step 3:

In Facebook Studio, take the following steps labeled 1 to 5 in the image below -

  • Create an (1) instant stream by clicking on the "Go Live Now", or schedule a delayed post with embed video. You can also manage here upcoming live events.
  • Use a (2) stream key selection to connect Videolinq to Facebook.
  • Select a (3) "persistent key" to avoid the need to regenerate one every time you connect to Facebook.
  • Copy the (4) RTMP path and stream key to your Videolinq Facebook destination profile and save.

Step 4:

Configure a video source and enable it. Activate the channel by pushing "Go Live" and start the destination for the channel video to stream to Facebook. Activate manually the Facebook stream by pressing (5) "Go Live" on the Facebook Studio page.

Optional: Create a HTML5 player and embed the iFrame code on your website.

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