Doing facebook live from your computer

In this post, I will explain to you how easily you can broadcast your live videos to Facebook using Facebook live.

You can either watch the video below or follow the instructions below. I recommend you to watch the video.

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  • download broadcasting software, I use Open Broad Caster Software since its free and open-source and available for all platforms.
  • login to your Facebook, and move to your Facebook page’s admin panel
  • on the top bar click on publishing tools
  • click on video library in the left bar
  • tap on the live button in top right
  • copy the server URL and stream key and paste into OBS’s setting in the stream section
  • make sure your video resolution is set to 1280×720 as Facebook recommends this resolution for live videos
  • add your video and audio sources(webcam, microphone, screen capture etc ) in OBS
  • click on start streaming
  • go back to Facebook in your browser and click on Preview
  • wait for some time, after you see the video add titles and tags
  • when you are ready GO LIVE !!!
  • After you are done, click on END LIVE
  • Facebook will save your live video, and it appears as a post in newsfeed too.

That’s it, this is how you can stream live to Facebook page, groups and personal timeline from your laptop or desktop.

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Lakshman Basnet
Nepali Digital Media Marketer currently based in Adelaide, South Australia who apart from playing with his cat - Eleven, also enjoys developing web content, publishing blogs and YouTube videos in his free time.