Live stream to a Facebook group

Who: Host and Producers
Plan: Standard, Pro, and Riverside for Business
Device: Computer Browser

Live stream your Riverside recording session to your Facebook Timeline profile to reach a broader audience. You can also live stream to your Facebook profile, Facebook page, or Facebook Live Video Event.

Please note:

We are gradually releasing updates to live stream features. If you see Status=Disabled, Hover=Yes (1).png at the top of your studio, scroll to the bottom of the article for the beta version steps.

Step by step

  1. Using a computer, log in to Facebook.
  2. Go to the Facebook homepage.
  3. Under What's on your mind?, click Live Video.
  4. In the panel on the left, click Choose where to post.
  5. In the dropdown, select Post in group.
  6. Select the Group.
  7. Under Go live, click Select.
    TIP: Test your live stream
    If you post the live stream as a Facebook Page, you can Create a test broadcast before going live. Only Page admins and editors can see the post and the test video.
  8. On the left side of the Create live video page, choose where and when to post within the next 24 hours.
  9. On the right side, Add post details.
  10. Under Select a Video Source, click Streaming software.
  11. Under Stream key, click Copy.
  12. Paste the Stream key in the Live Stream settings of your Riverside Studio.
  13. Return to Facebook and click Advanced Settings to display the Server URL.
  14. Next to Server URL, click Copy.
  15. Paste the Server URL in the Live Stream settings of your Riverside Studio as Stream URL.
  16. In the Riverside Studio, start recording to start the live stream feed.
  17. On Facebook on bottom-right of the page, click Go Live.

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Step by step - beta version

  1. Log in to Facebook.
  2. Go to the Facebook homepage.
  3. Under What's on your mind?, click Live video.
  4. At the bottom of the Go live panel, click Go live.
  5. In the panel on the left, click Choose where to post.
  6. In the dropdown, select Post in group.
  7. Select the Group.
  8. In the panel on the left of the page, click When are you going live?
  9. Click Now or Later.
    • If Later, add the date and time. Please note that you can only schedule a live stream up to 24 hours in advance.
  10. On the far right side of the page, under Add post details, add the live stream's title and description.
  11. In the middle of the page, under Select a Video Source, click Streaming software.
  12. Under to Stream key, click Copy.
  13. Open the Custom RTMP live stream settings on Riverside.
  14. On Riverside, in the Stream Key field, paste the Stream Key.
  15. On Facebook, under Stream key,
  16. Under to Server URL, click Copy.
  17. In Riverside, in the Stream URL field, paste the Stream URL.
  18. Click Add.
  19. Click Go live to start the live stream feed.
  20. On Facebook, on bottom-left of the page, click Go Live or Schedule live video.Live_Stream_to_Facebook-Create_live_video_page_GL.png

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