Switchboard Cloud's Stream Share feature will expand your global reach.
Expand your audience and viewership by #multipublishing (crosspost) your live streaming event with Switchboard Cloud’s Stream Share feature.
NOTE: A Branded StreamShare page is only available for the Business Tier.
Switchboard Cloud's stream share feature allows you to create branded streams and post them 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 the social channels you want to publish to. The invited person accepts the invitation and authorizes the social channels they want to include in your Switchboard Cloud account.
Benefit #1 - The stream title, description, and hashtags that you create for your event will post on both your destinations and theirs. When you Go Live, they Go Live.
Benefit #2 - You have the ability to publish to other social channels without requesting their login credentials. Which will allow 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.
Let's get started!
Create the StreamShare Event
- On the Workflow page, click the Add Destination button.
- Choose Stream Share.
- Fill out the details to create the Stream Share 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) that you would like to add to your workflow by clicking on the check box. Press DONE.
TIP: Use the search bar if you have a large number of destinations saved to your Switchboard Account.
PLEASE NOTE: Shared destinations are indicated with the label " Shared By "
The shared social channels are now included in your Destination Group.
Congratulations! You have successfully used Switchboard's Stream Share 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.