Facebook live lets you live stream events, performances, and gatherings to your audience. You can go live on Facebook from a profile, Page, group, or event from Socialive.

In this article, we will go over the steps to schedule a Facebook Live Video Event and stream to your event from Socialive.

If you want to immediately go live on Facebook using Socialive, follow Facebook's Business Help Center article on how to go live with streaming software and Socialive's Support article on how to stream to any RTMP.

Prerequisites

  • You are an admin of the Facebook Profile or Page

  • You are an admin in your Socialive account


Step 1: Setting Up Your Facebook Live Video Event

  1. Follow the steps in Facebook's Help Center article on how to schedule a live video on Facebook.

  2. Once you have created your event, click on Set Up Live Video.

  3. Under the Stream Setup tab, select Use Stream Key.

  4. Under Setup Options, enable Use a Persistent Stream Key.

  5. ​Under Live Stream Setup, find and copy your unique Server URL and Stream Key.


Step 2: Setting Up Your Socialive Broadcast

  1. In Socialive, create a new broadcast or open an existing broadcast.

  2. On the right-side panel, under "Where do you want to broadcast?", click on the Facebook icon.

  3. In the pop-up that appears, click on Add Facebook RTMP...

  4. Under Label, enter the name of the Facebook page, group, or profile.

  5. Under Server URL, paste the Server URL you copied from your Facebook live video event.

  6. Under Stream Key, paste the Stream Key you copied from your Facebook live video event .

  7. Make sure the "Save to my account so it can be reused for other broadcasts" option is checked.

  8. Click Save.

Now you are ready to broadcast from Socialive to your Facebook Live Event. Follow the steps in the section below to make sure it is done correctly.


Step 3: Streaming to Your Facebook Live Event

  1. In Socialive, create a new broadcast or open an existing broadcast.

  2. On the right-side panel, under "Where do you want to broadcast?", click on the Facebook icon.

  3. In the pop-up that appears, select the Facebook RTMP account you created in Step 2.

  4. It is recommended to begin your stream with a start/title card. When you are ready, click on Start Broadcast.

  5. Return to your Facebook window and wait for the stream to connect (this may take a few seconds).

    Here are a few things to keep in mind:

    • If you start the broadcast in Socialive before the scheduled start time on Facebook, the broadcast will not be pushed live to your audience.

    • If Facebook is receiving the video feed, the broadcast will reach your audience at the scheduled start time.

    • If you want to start your broadcast ahead of the scheduled time, disable Go live automatically at scheduled start time and click Go Live at the bottom-left corner of your Facebook window.

    • Facebook allows for a 10-minute window after the scheduled start time, so don't worry if you are not ready to start at the scheduled start time. However, if you do not go live within the 10-minute window, your broadcast will be deleted.

  6. When you are ready to end your broadcast, make sure to click End Live Video on Facebook before ending your broadcast in Socialive Studio.


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Contact Socialive Support via live chat or email at support@socialive.us.

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