Switchboard Cloud's StreamShare™ feature will expand your global reach.
🎉 Great News! We have replaced StreamShare with Viral StreamShare™, the new and improved way of expanding your reach. Check out this support article to learn how to take advantage of the Viral StreamShare™ Benefits!
Expand your audience and viewership by #multipublishing (crosspost) your live streaming event with Switchboard Cloud’s StreamShare™ feature.
The Switchboard StreamShare feature allows you to multiply the places your live stream will be posted, allowing you to broadcast to other social channels that you do not own. It’s quick and easy to set up. Simply fill out the contact info to send an invitation to a friend, coworker, or family member (etc.) that you want to publish. The invited person accepts the invitation and authorizes the social channels they wish to include in your Switchboard Cloud account.
Benefit #1 - The stream title, description, and hashtags you create for your event will post on your destinations and theirs. When you Go Live, they Go Live.
Benefit #2 - You can publish to other social channels without requesting their login credentials, allowing them to keep their information private.
Benefit #3 -They control which social channels they will allow you to publish to, and their followers will receive push notifications.
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Create the StreamShare™ Event
- On the Workflow page, click the Add Destination button.
- Choose Stream Share.
- Fill out the details to create the StreamShare™ Event. Press NEXT.
An invitation modal will pop-up
- Fill out the contact information. *Phone number isn’t necessary.
- Hit SEND INVITE after each shared invitation.
- Hit CLOSE when you are finished sending invitations.
Switchboard Live will send an email to the recipient asking them to share their social channels with your Switchboard Account. The invited person must complete the process and select the destinations they want to share. The steps that they should follow are explained in this reference: How to share my social channels with a Switchboard Account. Once they have completed this step, you'll be able to add their shared destinations into a destination group.
Add the shared destinations to your Destination Group
Click the Add Destination button.
Select EXISTING DESTINATION from the menu.
Choose the destinations(s) you would like to add to your workflow by clicking on the check box. Press DONE.
TIP: Use the search bar if you have many destinations saved to your Switchboard Account.
PLEASE NOTE The label "Shared by" will show next to shared destinations.
Now, you can see that the shared social channels have successfully been added to the Destination Group.
Congratulations! You have successfully used Switchboard's StreamShare™ feature and have begun the journey of expanding your audience by cross-posting your stream to other social channels.
When you Go Live, they 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.
The stream title, description, and hashtags will be applied to the social destinations within the same group, including the shared destinations.
Read more, learn more:
Add a stream title, description, and hashtags to your live stream videos.