Streaming to Facebook Live

MANAGED BY

Stephanie Antonucci Leathe

Last Updated:
November 18, 2020

You can stream an Altar Live event on Facebook to your Facebook timeline or a group or page that you are an admin for. This allows your participants to join on Altar Live, or as viewers to watch and comment on Facebook Live.

Initiating a live stream to Facebook

Using the Zoom integration, Altar Live allows you to stream to Facebook.

  1. Enable Zoom integration on an event. You must to live stream to Facebook, you must use the Zoom integration.
  1. Start your event or meeting on the Altar Producer tablet.
  2. Next, join the event through the Zoom integration on a laptop computer. Copy and paste the link into a browser window, and if the event has already started, it will automatically prompt you to open the Zoom client on your computer. You will see the Zoom client appear as a presenter on the producer tablet (this may take a minute).
  1. Go back to the producer tablet and click close to leave the event. Make sure to click "Keep and Close" so you don't end the event completely. This action will then make the Zoom client on your computer the host of the event.
  1. Once the Zoom client is the host, you will notice a More button with three dots will appear on the meeting control bar. Click More
  1. Click Live on Facebook.
  1. Your default browser will open and you will be prompted to log into Facebook if you aren't already logged in.
  2. Sign in to Facebook.
  3. Choose where on Facebook you would like to Go Live.
  4. Click Next.

Now your Altar Live event is connected to your Facebook live stream.

  1. Re-open the event on the Producer tablet, and the Producer will reclaim the host permission.
  2. Add in the other presenters and cameras that you want. Go through your event set up, testing audio and video.
  3. When you are ready to start the broadcast on Facebook, click allow Members to Join on the Producer tablet and click Go Live on Facebook.



  1. Wait for the notification from the Zoom client that your event is Live on Facebook, then begin your event.


  1. Streaming stops when you click End Event for All on the Producer tablet, or click the Stop Streaming icon on the Zoom client.

Note:

  • If you are not able to start the live stream, clear your browser's cache and cookies, then try again.
  • Altar Live does not support the new Facebook Live Producer. If you see a notification to try to the new Live Producer, click Dismiss.
  • Facebook changed their API as of April 2018 and now prevents some users from live streaming to groups. If you are unable to live stream your webinar to Facebook, you can configure the Facebook Live stream as a custom service.

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