Facebook Live allows you to stream live video posts to your Facebook profile timeline and to a page you manage. This guide will show you how to set up and schedule live broadcasts.


Setting up Facebook Live streaming output

1. Go to Broadcast > Set up a new output, then select Facebook Live.

2. On the Facebook Live Properties window, click Login with Facebook, enter your credentials, and approve any permissions XSplit is requesting.

3. Choose your Facebook account profile.

4. Under Streaming Settings, choose whether to stream to your profile Timeline or Page. If you select Page, select to which existing public page you want to stream to.

Clicking Continue will proceed to start your broadcast. For now, click Save & Close.

Starting a Facebook Live broadcast

1. Go to Broadcast and click the Facebook Live profile you have set.

2. You will be prompted to provide broadcast details whenever you start streaming.

3. Click Start broadcast.

Facebook Live Channel Properties

Easy Setup Properties

Stream to
Choose whether to broadcast to timeline or page.

Page
Choose which page you are streaming to.

Format
Set your preferred resolution and frame rate for your stream.

Note: Maximum resolution and frame rate only at 720p @ 30 fps if your page is not eligible for Facebook’s Level Up Program.

Encoder
Select which codec will be used as an encoder.

Bitrate
Set the bitrate for your broadcast. Set it within the green bar as recommended.

Save video to My Recordings
Allows you to save a video recording of your last live broadcast.

Advanced Settings

Username
For your Facebook username, click the Authorize button to register the details.

Post On
Choose whether to post your live video on your timeline or a page you manage.

Post As
Choose whether to post your live video using your profile, or as a page you manage depending on which type of Post On you have selected.

Manage scheduled live videos
See below for more information about Scheduled Live Videos.

Broadcast Details

Live Video
Choose whether to go live with a New Live or select an existing Scheduled live video post.

Title
Sets a title for the video. Must be less than 255 characters.

Description
Add text that will appear on the Facebook post for your stream.

Content Tags
Adds content tags that will make your video more discoverable. They are not visible to the public.

Video Game
Tag the title of the video game you are playing on stream for Facebook Gaming.

Location Check In
Adds the location where you are streaming from.

Privacy
Choose whether your livestream is visible to the public, your friends only or only yourself. This option is only available when posting to your own timeline.

Manage scheduled live videos
See below for more information about Scheduled Live Videos.

Start broadcast
Click to start broadcasting live on Facebook.

Scheduling a Facebook Live broadcast

A scheduled livestream post for Facebook Live can be used to generate anticipation and hype for your audience or for testing recurring programmed content.

Creating a Scheduled Facebook Live post

1. On your Facebook Live Broadcast Details, click Manage scheduled live videos.

2. Fill in the stream details, then click Add Schedule.

3. Select your Scheduled Start date and time. This must be scheduled between 10 minutes and 7 days (163 hours) from when you create the post.

4. Optionally add a Custom Image that will appear on your Facebook post. If you do not add a custom image, your profile or page’s picture will be used instead.

5. Click Create Scheduled Live to finish and you will be prompted that you have successfully created a Scheduled Live post.

6. Once created your scheduled live post will be posted on your Facebook wall. (You can edit your scheduled live post by clicking on Edit Schedule on the broadcast details.)

Starting a Scheduled Facebook Live post

1. Go to Broadcast and click the Facebook Live profile you have set.

2. On the Broadcast Details prompt, select your scheduled Live Video.

3. Click Start broadcast.

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