These settings may look different depending on the entity you are broadcasting from — profile, Page, or public profile. In the above screenshot, the login is set to a maximum privacy setting of "Friends" which means if you subsequently create a stream and set the privacy to Public, since Friends is a smaller audience, Facebook will create the stream with that privacy setting instead. Get your stream key from the Go Live popup you will need to enter the stream key into OBS Studio when you start your stream so that Facebook can receive it. Then click on Live Video. Facebook Live is a great marketing tool for business owners of all stripes, including retail shops, fitness coaches, and service-based companies. Facebook doesn’t give you ‘Publishing Options’ for personal profiles unlike pages, so I have used their Live video API to create the button. Live videos are expected to be more personal, candid, and off-the-cuff, so they’re a great option for when you want to add some personality to your Facebook page. Open your live video with a captivating reason to enter your contest. The broadcast starts at the time you scheduled it. If you are not there 10 minutes before the start, your broadcast will be canceled. Stephanie Diamond is a marketing thought leader with 20+ years of experience building profits for both small business and multibillion dollar corporations. On the page that appears, you’re prompted to give Facebook access to your camera and microphone. It’s easier than ever for brands to run a Facebook live stream, thanks to recent feature updates that let business Pages broadcast the same way personal profiles were able to previously. Create a room that can go live right from Facebook or Messenger web, and invite anyone to join, even if they don’t have a Facebook account. All posts by Dan P. > Then, choose whether you want to go live on your profile or group and click next: Copy the Stream Key (You will require it for the publishing software (OBS Studio)), Paste the stream key obtained as above into the “. /*2368-end*/ 4. Click to “Schedule a Live Video” at the top left. [CDATA[ document.getElementById('liveButton').onclick = function() { FB.ui({ display: 'popup', method: 'live_broadcast', phase: 'create', }, function(response) { if (!response.id) { alert('dialog canceled'); return; } alert('stream url:' + response.secure_stream_url); FB.ui({ display: 'popup', method: 'live_broadcast', phase: 'publish', broadcast_data: response, }, function(response) { alert("video status: \n" + response.status); }); }); }; // ]]> Use the above Button to Go Live on Facebook from your computer, *Note it won’t work if your page is run through Facebook Business Manager. Click one of the three choices, OBS, Wirecast, or XSplit (or your own choice). Facebook is a useful way to engage your customers. Download & install OBS Studio which is a free open source program. Click the Schedule button when you are finished. The new feature has been introduced to take on the likes of Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, and MS Teams, as there is a surge in the number of users turning to video chat services during lockdowns and quarantines. Facebook's new group video chat feature, Messenger Rooms, has recently gone live for users on both desktop and mobile devices. Click Create Live Stream. The Create a new clip button turns on after 5 seconds have elapsed. #btnsx-2366{margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;margin-left:0px;margin-right:0px;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:10px;padding-left:40px;padding-right:40px;} First, click to create a live video from your publisher. I do recommend the FREE open source OBS Studio (Wirecast Alternative). [CDATA[ window.fbAsyncInit = function() { FB.init({ appId : '1062978070405351', xfbml : true, version : 'v2.6' }); }; (function(d, s, id){ var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) {return;} js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); // ]]> //