Connecting Facebook to Altar Live

Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

You can easily connect live video from Facebook to Altar. Note that at the moment, Facebook Live adds around 15 seconds to every broadcast, regardless of streaming software. We recommend using YouTube or Vimeo if you'd like to avoid the delay.

If you'd like to upload a prerecorded video, we recommend doing so with YouTube. Using YouTube for prerecorded videos allows them to be fully synched in Altar meaning all members will view the video at the same pace.

If you do not have a preference for synched video, you can upload your prerecorded video from Facebook.

Troubleshooting Facebook Stream Errors

Facebook uses algorithms to detect copyright material. However, the algorithm is known to mistakenly block videos from being embedded and can be unpredictable and hard to resolve. For this reason, we recommend using YouTube for all your streaming.

Check to see if the video audience is set to Public. Facebook only allows Public videos to be shared to a third-party platform.

Connect a Live Facebook Feed

You can connect an ongoing live event or scheduled to an Altar Live event.

Step 1 : Go to Facebook.

Step 2 : Click on Live video


Step 3 : Setup your Live Stream

Step 4: Select Share to your timeline and change the permissions to Public, so you could share the link with others

Step 5: Once your stream is set up click on Go Live

Step 6 : Go to your profile from another browser and find this event on Facebook the timeline.

Step 7 : Click on the three dots in the upper right corner of the event card and click Embed



Step 8 : On the page that opens, find the video and click on Share. Don't copy the URL of the video above the video preview, otherwise you'll be copying the post of the video rather than just the video feed.


Step 9 : Click Copy Link

Step 10: Open the Altar Live application.

Step 11: Create an event in Altar Live.

Step 12: On the Stream step, select the Facebook option. Paste the URL copied from Facebook to the URL field

Step 13: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on the upper panel of the event.  

Connect a Live Facebook Feed

Connect an existing video on Facebook to Altar Live.

Step 1: Find the video on Facebook.

Step 2: Click three dots in the upper right corner


Step 3: Click Copy URL



Step 4: Open the Altar Live application.

Step 7: Create an event as described here.

Step 8: On the Stream step, select the Facebook option. Paste the URL copied from Facebook to the URL field.

Step 9: To start the event on Altar, all you need to do is to click Go Live on the upper panel of the event. 


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