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LinkedIn - Schedule a Livestream for Later Using RTMP

Approved LinkedIn Live Video broadcasters can connect to Socialive via RTMP to go live on their LinkedIn profile or LinkedIn Page. Follow the steps in this article to schedule a livestream for later on LinkedIn using an RTMP connection.


Please note that LinkedIn Live Video resolution is 1280x720p, so when setting up your session in Socialive, select High Definition (720p) as the output resolution.


Find out more ways to go live on LinkedIn.



You are an approved LinkedIn Live Video broadcaster and are a Socialive user with the Administrator role.


Schedule a Stream for Later on LinkedIn

  1. Navigate to the LinkedIn custom stream page.

  2. Under New Stream, select Schedule for later.

  3. Enter the date and time you'd like to stream.

  4. Under Create a post, select the profile or LinkedIn Page you want to stream to.

    1. If you are streaming to a profile, you can select the level of visibility you want for the post.

    2. You can draft the associated post copy, add hashtags, and tag members or Pages.

  5. Under Your stream details, add a Title for your stream. You can also add an image to represent your scheduled live stream in the feed.

  6. You'll be able to get the RTMP URL and Stream Key one hour before your scheduled start time.

  7. Copy the Stream URL and Stream Key.

  8. In Socialive:

    1. Set up the RTMP connection.

    2. Set up your session.

    3. When you are ready, click Start.

  9. Once you start the session in Socialive, you will see a preview of your live video on LinkedIn's custom stream page. When you are ready, click Go live on the upper right. You can go live 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

  10. When you are ready to end your session, click End stream in LinkedIn and then End in Socialive. The livestream will end, and the LinkedIn video post will display that you were previously live.

While you are live, you can do the following on the custom stream page:

  • Monitor your stream using the Stream health and Analytics tabs.

  • Manage your comments and mute commenters in the Comments section.

  • Get the link to your stream for sharing by clicking Copy link to video.


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