How to Go Live to your Facebook Group using RTMP

Go live to your group with RTMP!
Written by Julie
Updated 5 days ago
If you wish to go live on your Facebook Timeline or Page, please go to this article.

RTMP - Real-Time Messaging Protocol can be used as a workaround to go live to Facebook groups.

Facebook Live Streaming Requirements

To go live on Facebook, you need to meet these requirements:

  • Your Facebook account must be at least 60 days old

What you need

To set up RTMP output to your group, you need the following:

  • Server URL - this is the link to the platform you will be broadcasting to (currently pre-filled for your comfort๐Ÿ˜Š)

  • Stream key - this is a unique alphanumeric code that lets your platform know where to stream your video to

You can get these details once you set up a stream in your group.

Setting up a stream in the group

1. First of all, go to your Facebook group (directly on Facebook) and click "Create post" -> Live video:

2. On the next step, you can select a regular video or a scheduled stream. Select "Go live" if you want to go live without scheduling. 

3. After you click Go Live or Create the event, make sure to select Video source -> Streaming software:

4. In the streaming software setup, you can find the Server URL and Stream Key:

๐Ÿ’กUseful Tip

You can toggle on the Persistent stream key if you only stream to one Facebook Group during one broadcast. 

This feature allows you to use the same Stream key for all your events. However, you can only go live on one Facebook group at a time using the persistent key.

If you wish to go live on several Facebook groups simultaneously, make sure to turn this toggle off. 

5. You can also enable the setting "Allow encoder to end the stream". This way, the stream will end on Facebook automatically once you end it in Be.Live. Go to Settings -> Stream -> make sure you have the toggle Allow encoder to end the stream enabled. 

If you don't have this setting enabled, make sure you will end the stream both on Facebook and Be.Live. 

Setting up a Facebook Group destination

1. From the studio, click Set Destination.

2. Select Facebook Group as your destination. 

Note: Facebook Group now has a separate destination due to the Facebook API changes. You can learn more here.

3. Paste the Stream Key in the corresponding field. We pre-filled the Stream URL for you, so you don't need to change it.๐Ÿ˜‰

4. Hit Save.

5. You're now ready to go live!

Starting/ending the broadcast

Once you're ready, click Start to begin your stream. A 3-second countdown will appear to signal the start of the stream. To end your broadcast, click the stop button. 

Make sure you also start the stream directly on Facebook after starting it in the Studio. 

When you're ready to finish your broadcast, simply stop it on Be.Live. If you don't have the setting "Allow encoder to end the stream" enabled, stop it on Facebook as well. 

That's all! Happy broadcasting!๐ŸŒŸ

And don't hesitate to contact the Support Team in the chat! We would be more than happy to assist you ๐Ÿ‘ฉ‍๐Ÿ’ป

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