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Embed Facebook on your website
Updated over a week ago

Facebook added a new cool feature to embed a live Facebook streams outside Facebook on a website. Creating players of a live stream is new in Facebook, but widely used by YouTube and other social media platforms. It is not clear at this time if Facebook plans to insert advertising like YouTube does to these players. To stream from Videolinq to Facebook and embed the Facebook player on your website do the following:

Step 1:

Login to the Videolinq media dashboard and create a new channel. Add Facebook as a destination using the Facebook Manual connection mode. When you use the Facebook login option, you lose the ability to get the embed player code.

Step 2:

Login to your Facebook account and create a live stream. In the Facebook Studio page find and copy the RTMP path and stream key to the Videolinq Facebook manual destination configuration page and save settings. We recommend using persistence stream settings to avoid the need to create new stream keys.

Step 3:

Go back to Facebook Studio and set the stream privacy to "Public" view on the left navigation bar.

Step 4:

In Facebook Studio expand "Settings" and enable "Embed live video". Click "Get Embed Code", copy and paste the player code to your website.

Step 5:

Start your broadcast on the Videolinq media dashboard. Start the Facebook destination. Confirm you see video in the Facebook preview player and click "Go Live". Video will show on your Facebook post, and in the embed Facebook player on your website.

Updated November 16, 2020.

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