What are Destination Groups, and why do you need one in your Switchboard account?
One of the essential features required for multistreaming in your Switchboard account is setting up destination groups. You can add your social channels (such as YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) for multistreaming, add and apply stream titles and descriptions, and select destinations for live streaming.
This support article will teach you how to create a destination group in your Switchboard Cloud account. You can add destinations and set up your group so that you can go live.
Add a Destination Group to your workflow
It is possible to add multiple groups of destinations to your workflow. This feature can come in handy if you have many destinations saved to your Switchboard account and you want to keep them organized. Grouping destinations is particularly useful when multiple team members work on the same Switchboard account.
By default, the first empty destination group is added to your workflow whenever you create a new workflow in your Switchboard account.
To add a destination group, click the yellow Add Group button.
A pop-up window will open.
As you scroll down, you will see a field where you can enter the name of your group. You will also have the option to apply or create a template. If you are setting up your Switchboard account for the first time, we recommend giving the group a name and then clicking the submit button. You can apply other options, such as autostart and a template, later on.
Congrats, you've added a destination group to your workflow. Now, you can begin adding social destinations to the group!
Add a group's destinations (social channels) by clicking on the social channel icon at the bottom of the group. This is the quickest and easiest way to add common social channels like Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, X(Twitter), and LinkedIn.
Repeat to add more social channels to the group. In this example, I added a YouTube channel and a Facebook page. Note that each destination will follow similar steps.
Add Destination Button
Click the yellow add destination button to access the other destination types that can be added to the group.
New Destinations: An expanded destination menu that will give you access to more destination types.
Existing destinations: This gives access to destinations already saved to the Switchboard cloud account.
Add Custom RTMP Destinations
- Click the RTMP button to add custom RTMP destinations to the desired group.
- Provide the Stream URL and Stream Key from the Destination.
- Give the Destination a custom name so that you can easily identify it later.
- Click Save.
If you've accidentally added a destination to the wrong destination group, you can quickly move the destination by following the steps HERE.
Delete Destination Group
If you've decided that you no longer want to keep a group on your workflow, you can just follow the steps in this resource to learn How to Delete Destination groups.
Additional resources to check out:
- Managing your Destinations in a Group
- Check Authorization Button and Destination Management
- Add A Custom RTMP Destination to your Switchboard Account