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How to connect a Facebook group for live streaming
How to connect a Facebook group for live streaming

Add your Facebook group to the list of live streaming destinations to broadcast live videos for your group members.

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Written by Karyn Green
Updated over a week ago

Before you start connecting your Facebook group, there're is a couple of essential things to do outside

  • To connect a Facebook group as your live streaming destination, you need to be an Admin or Editor for this group. Make sure you're logged in to Facebook using the relevant account.

  • Make sure live streaming is enabled for your group. It is the usual case for new groups to have live streaming disabled by default. Here's an article about how to find these settings and turn live streaming on:

Once your Facebook settings are ready, go to your account, choose the My streams & recordings section, then go to Destinations.

My streams and recordings

Now follow these steps to connect to a Facebook group, so you could stream to it.

Step 1. Click on the + Add destination button and select Facebook group from the drop-down menu.

add facebook group as streaming destination

Step 2. If it's the first time you connect your Facebook group or page to, you'll be asked to give the app a bunch of permissions to use your data, such as:

  • to access your name and profile picture

  • to post content on your timeline

  • to post content on your behalf

Although you'll be able to change it later, it's a good idea to configure your preferences in advance.

Step 3. Then you see a pop-up window listing all available Facebook destinations you can connect.

From the list, find the Facebook group you'd like to connect click on it.

Step 4. Your Facebook group will automatically be added to the list of your live-streaming destinations.

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