The Record Internally option in the Socialive iOS app allows you to source great video content from executives, thought leaders, partners, employees, and customers from any place in the world, at any time!

Recordings are automatically uploaded to the Recordings library in the web portal, where you can review and clip the video in one place. You can take video recordings and send them to the Socialive Studio to incorporate into other broadcasts, or you can create on-brand, engaging content by clipping it, adding branded graphics, and more.

This article provides instructions on how to record video with the Socialive iOS app.


Before you start, you need to install the Socialive iOS app on your iPhone or iPad. Once you have the app installed, turn on Do Not Disturb, turn off Portrait Lock, and close other apps running in the background.


  1. Open the Socialive app and log in to your Socialive account.
  2. Make sure you are on the correct channel. The channel name appears in the top-left corner. To change to another account, follow the steps in this article.
  3. On the Record tab, tap the option to Record Internally.
  4. On the next screen:
    1. Enter the title of your recording.
    2. Tap the Settings icon at the bottom-left of your screen.
      • If you are using your main camera, you will see an option to turn on flash and to show the grid guides.
      • If you are using your selfie/frontal camera, you will see an option to show the grid guides.
    3. If needed, you can switch between your selfie and the main camera by tapping the switch button next to the Settings icon.
  5. When you are ready, tap the red button to record. A countdown of 5 seconds will appear.
  6. When you are done, click Stop Recording at the bottom-right of your screen.
  7. On the next screen, you will see that your recording is being uploaded to the Recordings Library. Wait until the upload is complete before exiting the app. It may take several minutes to upload a video.
  8. View and clip your recording from the Recordings Library in the Socialive web portal.

Best Practices

  • Center yourself within the camera frame.
  • If you are using selfie mode, position the camera so it captures your head, shoulders, and the top of your torso.
  • Position your device on a stable surface to avoid shaky video.
  • Avoid covering the device camera lens with your finger while filming.
  • Subjects should project and enunciate clearly when speaking.
  • Use a microphone for the best audio quality.
  • Start your recording and take a breath before you begin speaking on camera.
  • End your recording after you have finished speaking completely.
  • Avoid subjects being backlit.

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