Learn how to group social channels in your Switchboard account.
Grouping your destinations and creating stream titles tailored to specific destinations is a powerful way to emphasize your branding and voice. You can create a destination group consisting of social channels located in one particular geographic location, and your stream title could include local slang or vernacular for that location.
When ready to go live, start multistreaming to the social channels grouped.
What are Destination Groups?
Destination groups on your Switchboard workflow page are designed so that you can multistream, and post targeted messaging to the destinations that you've grouped.
Read below to learn how to manage destinations in a group.
Create a Destination Group
Press the yellow Create Group button.
Give the group a name.
TIP: Destination groups are listed alphabetically on the workflow page.
Begin building up the destination group by pressing the add destination button.
Select Existing or New Destination from the menu.
Choose a destination from the menu and follow the prompts.
Repeat to add more destination groups.
Apply a template to the group by pressing the pencil icon at the top of the destination group.
The Edit Group window will open.
Press the down arrow and select a template to apply to the destination group.
Check out this reference to learn how to create a template.
Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to create a destination group.
Editing Group Names
Click the pencil in the destination group header.
Type group name in the field.
Scroll down and press SAVE.
If you want to focus on a specific destination group, you can click on the down arrow to collapse a group.
Click on the arrow again to expand the group.
Selecting Multiple Destinations
To select all the destinations at once (bulk select), click on the box at the top of the destination group.
A pop-up will display at the top of the workflow page giving you three options.
Click on the button to confirm your choice.
Choose to do one of the following:
- Go Live: Go Live to all destinations if there's a video on the confidence monitor.
- Deselect All: Deselect all of the destinations.
- Remove All: Deletes the destination group if all of the destinations are selected in the group.
Removing Destinations from a Destination Group
Destinations removed from a destination group still exist in your Switchboard account. They are returned to the destination manager page when removed from a destination group.
To see a complete list of destinations saved in your Switchboard account (or click on this link.)
Open the Main Menu top left of the workflow page.
Select Destinations from the menu.
Depending on what you are trying to achieve, you have several options for removing destinations.
You can remove destinations one by one, cherry-pick from multiple groups on a workflow, or remove all of the destinations in a group at once.
Remove destinations one at a time.
Press the white circle x next to the destination.
Remove all the destinations from a group at once
To remove all of the destinations in a group, press the box in the group header.
Select "Remove All" from the pop-up bar at the top of the workflow pane.
Pick and choose specific destinations.
Pick and choose specific destinations in a group.
Select the option to remove all.
How to move a destination from one group to a different group
You can move a destination from one destination group to another by following the steps in this support article: Move a destination from one group into another.
Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to manage destinations within a destination group.
- Add StreamShare destinations to your workflow.
- Enable the Switchboard AutoStart feature.
- Add Custom RTMP destinations to your Switchboard Account.
Ready to Go Live!
- Start sending video from your encoder to Switchboard Live.
- Verify that the video is displaying in the Switchboard confidence monitor.
- Go Live to your destinations one by one or bulk select using the white box at the top of the destination group.