Facebook Live streaming is exploding in popularity. In fact, in Q3 2021, FacebookFacebook gaming surpassed YouTube Gaming in hours watched for the first time ever. While this may be surprising to some, recent updates to their platform like the ability to co-stream and the launch of streamer fan groups are helping Facebook Gaming gain recognition as a great alternative to other platforms.
This article will show you step-by-step instructions to schedule and go live to your Facebook page, group, or account. We’ll also cover some of our top reasons you should consider streaming to the platform if you aren’t already.
Why Stream to Facebook?
One of the great things about streaming to Facebook is that many people already have an existing audience on the platform. Many streamers start out broadcasting to friends and family.
While this isn’t the case for everyone, it may be worth considering if you have a large friend or family network interested in what you do already. Even broadcasting to a few people can be a great way to get your feet wet with streaming.
Secondly, Facebook has been busy improving the live streaming functionality of its platform. They recently added “Co-streaming,” which allows users to stream with one another while letting viewers choose which stream they want to view. They have also been busy taking steps to protect their creators. The platform announced that it is broadening protection for its streamers who want to use copyrighted music in the background of their live streams by including “Level Up” creators.
Among other initiatives increasing community connection, such as the launch of Streamer Fan Groups, programs like Facebook’s Black Creator Program indicate a significant investment in supporting the next generation of Black creators.
Overall, Facebook Gaming is improving its platform, and the growth experienced this quarter is evidence that the company streaming platform is heading in the right direction.
How to Connect Your Account to Melon
Before scheduling a live stream on Facebook, you need to connect your accounts to Melon.
Step 1: Visit our website and log in to the platform.
Step 2: Click on your profile icon and click on “Settings.”
Step 3: Click “Destinations” and then “Add Destination.”
Step 4: Connect your Facebook page, groups, or profiles.
How to Schedule Your Live Stream
Step 1: Sign in to Melon and click on “Schedule” near the bottom of the screen.
Step 2: Choose the account you want to schedule a broadcast.
Step 3: Select if you want to stream live or a pre-recorded video. Visit our blog to learn more about live streaming pre-recorded video.
Step 4: Input your stream information. Remember, your scheduled stream needs to be at least 15 minutes in advance and at most seven days out. We also recommend uploading a custom thumbnail and adding a description so your viewers know what to expect from your live stream.
Now that you’ve scheduled your live stream, you’ll need to come back to the Studio page on Melon to initiate your live stream at the correct. We’ll send you a link to your Melon page so that you can save it for easy access. We’ll also send you a link to the post on your page so you can monitor any viewer activity before your stream starts.