Broadcasting on Facebook Live Desktop
If you are an editor or administrator of Facebook Page for your business, you can also do streaming via facebook desktop computer or do facebook live via mobile device. However this is not as spontaneous as live streaming from a mobile device ( and obviously is not as mobile), but this can be a good option for shooting more static broadcasts such as seminars. Recently we livestreamed one of our seminars and here’s how we did it through Facebook live:
Step 1: Go to you page and click on the “Write something” box, as if you are writing a new post.
Click on the menu option to “See All”, and click on “Start a Live Video.”
Step 2: Write a brief, simple but compelling description of your video. This will be displayed on the Timeline of your Page and in the News Feed.
Then choose an enticing and descriptive summary to draw video viewers in so they click on your video and unmute your video and start watching.
And then click “next”.
Step 3: Grant Facebook permission to use your camera that’s connected to your computer as well as the microphone.
You will not be prompted to do this again once you have already done it for the first time.
Step 4: Make sure to make final checks to your video view and description before starting the broadcast.
From here, you also have the option in sharing live video from an externally connected device like a recording device or video camera. Click on the “click here” in order to set up the connection.
Step 5: Press “Go Live” to start your live video stream
Facebook gives you a countdown before going live. Click “Finish” when you end the live stream.
Step 6: The live video will then show up in the News Feed and your Page’s Timeline, where you can edit it by clicking the drop-down arrow in the upper right corner.
From there, you can then change the date of posting, description, or create a new Facebook post that features the same live broadcasted video. Now if you want the video to get more likes, comments and shares, you can pin it to the top of your brand’s page so it is the first post visitors will see when they visit.