Vidphone lets you broaden your audience by streaming simultaneously to Facebook Live. In this post, we will walk you through how you can stream simultaneously to facebook live.
Get your Facebook key
Login into your facebook account and then visit facebook.com/live/create and click on the blue “Create Live Stream” button
Next you will be taken to the screen control page, in this page, please ensure that the “Use Stream Key” option is selected (as shown by arrow 1), on the left side of the page, you can select the facebook account/page/group that you want to stream to (as shown by arrow 2)
Next, select the “Use a persistent Stream Key” option (as shown by arrow 3) and finally copy your stream key by clicking the copy button (as shown by arrow 4)
Add your stream key to Vidphone
Login to your Vidphone account, then open your profile page by clicking on the top right person silhouette and clicking on the “Profile” item
In the profile page, paste the key in the “Facebook Stream Key” field and save the changes by clicking on the update button.
Enable Facebook Live for your stream
To enable Facebook livestreaming for a vidphone stream, when you schedule your webinar/livestream from the dashboard, simply toggle the “Stream to Facebook” toggle to Enabled
Next, before you go live on Vidphone, visit the page from where you copied the stream key on facebook, fill in a title and description and set the post information to the previously selected profile/page/group (pointed by arrow 2) and go live from Vidphone
Once you are live from Vidphone, Facebook will receive your stream and will show you a preview of the stream it is receiving and provide the option of going live, you need to click the blue z”Go Live” button to start the Facebook livestream (shown by arrow 5)
On click of the blue button mentioned above, you will be live on Facebook, you can see reactions to your videos (likes, comments, shares, etc) on the left side of the page
Get your Facebook link
Once you are live on Facebook, you will see the link on which you are Live on at the bottom right corner of the page, the copy button is hidden by the stream preview as shown in the below image.
You can minimise the stream preview to show the copy button, click the button to copy the link.
When you end the stream on Vidphone, the stream on Facebook will also automatically stop as shown below.