How to Schedule a Facebook Broadcast

Announce your Facebook broadcast to your viewers a few days in advance
Written by Stasia
Updated 1 month ago
If you wish to go live on Facebook now without scheduling, click here. If you wish to schedule a broadcast to multiple destinations, click here.

Video Tutorial

Want to announce your Facebook broadcast a few days in advance? Here's how to do it from the Be.Live studio.  

Related video tutorial: How to Stream with Be.Live - A Complete Tutorial [YouTube]

How do I schedule a Facebook broadcast?

  1. Log in to your Be.Live account using the latest version of Google Chrome or Safari.

  2. Click Set Destination on the top left section of the studio.

  3. Enable the Schedule Stream toggle.

  4. Set your intended broadcast date and time. You may schedule a broadcast up to a year in advance. 

  5. Select Facebook as your broadcast platform then select a specific destination (timeline or any page/group that you manage). If you cannot see your page or group in the list, click here. If you're using Safari, check the bottom of the article for additional steps.

  6. Upload a cover image or create a custom image using our Graphic Generator!

  7. Add a broadcast title and description.

  8. Hit Save.

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How do I access or edit my scheduled broadcast?

Note: currently, due to Facebook changes, it's not possible to edit a stream scheduled to the Facebook group in the Studio. Please edit the stream directly on Facebook. 

Click Scheduled streams and select the broadcast from the dropdown menu:

Once selected, stream settings will appear on the left side of the studio. 

From here, you can change the time/datecover image/thumbnail, title/description, and add or change the destination.

Hit Save to apply any new changes. Click anywhere outside the Destinations section if you have not made any changes.

How do I start my scheduled broadcast?

After accessing your scheduled broadcast, click Camera from the toolbar to push your webcam to the staging section:

Click Show in Stream to push your camera to the broadcasting section.

Afterwards, click Start to begin your broadcast. A 3-second countdown will appear to signal the start of the stream. To end your broadcast, click the stop button:

Will my scheduled broadcast go live automatically?

No. It only serves as an announcement to your viewers about an upcoming broadcast. You need to start it manually.

Using Safari browser

If you are trying to set your broadcast destination to Facebook but see a spinning wheel instead, click the icon shown below to grant permissions for Facebook:

Other things to know

  • If you want to stream a scheduled show with Be.Live, it needs to be scheduled directly from the Be.Live studio. It is not possible to link a show that was previously scheduled on Facebook.

  • The initial link that is created right after scheduling on the My Streams page leads to your group/page/timeline with the broadcast. The link directly to your stream will be created once you have started broadcasting and will automatically change on the My Streams page. It will remain like this after the broadcast so you can share it at any point.

  • You are required to start the broadcast within 10 minutes after the scheduled time. Alternatively, you may also start the broadcast earlier.

Cover image guidelines

  • Supported formats - .jpg or .png

  • Size - up to 3mb

  • Ratio - 16:9 (i.e. 1920x1080, 1280×720, etc.)

  • File name - no symbols or special characters

Want to create a cover image for your show? Click here to learn more about our Graphic Generator feature!

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How to Check Camera and Microphone Settings Inside the Production Studio

How to Download Broadcasts from Be.Live

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