This support article will go over the step-by-step instructions for connecting a one-time scheduled Facebook Live broadcast.
- You can use Facebook Live Producer to schedule live videos 24 hours in advance.
- For live videos further into the future ( past 24 hours) follow the steps in this support article to learn how to schedule future Facebook Live Events.
The Benefits of using Facebook Live Producer
- Cross-posting to other Facebook Channels.
- More platform control when used with Facebook Live Producer.
- Add polls and questions.
- Charge fees and fundraise.
Log into your Facebook account and navigate to the scheduled Live Broadcast.
Live broadcasts can be found on the shortcuts section of the left-hand side menu, or use this link: Facebook Live Producer
Enable the automatic start button ahead of time.
Grab the Facebook streaming information.
Select the Streaming Software option.
Open the Advanced Settings drop-down menu.
For one-time live videos, the persistent stream key is not enabled.
Add the Facebook Destination as a Custom RTMP destination into your Switchboard destination group.
Open a new browser tab and log into your Switchboard account.
Navigate to the Destination Group that you want to add the Facebook Destination.
Press Add Destination button > Choose New Destination.
Select RTMP from the list.
Copy and paste the Facebook Stream Key and Server URL information into the appropriate fields inside Switchboard.
Rename the Custom RTMP destination
Press the blue INFO button. Type in a new name. Press "OKAY"
Test the Connection
Send content from your encoder into your Switchboard account and press the green GO LIVE button next to the destination that you've just added.
The Facebook preview window will display the content being sent from your encoder.
Ready to Go Live!
Start sending content from your encoder into your Switchboard account.
Press the Go Live button next to the Facebook Custom RTMP Destination.
- PRO TIP: Enable the Switchboard Autostart feature to save time and eliminate this step.
Video will display on the Facebook Preview window.
The Live broadcast will automatically start at the scheduled time if you enable the button ahead of time, or you can press Enable Manual Mode.
End the Broadcast
At the End of the Broadcast
Stop the encoder to end the broadcast, this option works best if you have the Autostart feature enabled for the destination group.
Inside of Switchboard
Bulk select the destinations at the top of the destination group and then press the red "STOP STREAMING" button.