How to publish a Live Event on Facebook


This article explains how to publish a temporary Live Event on Facebook.


Before publishing a live stream on Facebook for the first time:


- Check the 'Event Publishing' prerequisites and requirements.

- If you want to publish a Live Event on a Facebook Page you manage, make sure the Facebook Page meets all Facebook requirements:

  • If your Facebook page is listed as a Business Page, the page should be verified.
  • Make sure you have at least an 'Editor' role on the page.


Create a new Facebook Publisher:


IMPORTANT: You do not need to create a new publisher every time you want to publish a live event. Any publisher created can be reused in the future. 

  • Log in to your profile at
  • Open the 'PUBLISHERS' tab (link at the top of the page).
  • Click 'Add Publisher' (blue link on the right of the screen).
  • In the 'Publisher Name', give the publisher a name.
  • In the 'Default Provider', select 'Facebook.'
  • In the 'Default Camera', select the camera you want to publish.
  • Click 'Add Publisher', then "Close".



Start your Live Broadcast:

  • In the list of PUBLISHERS, locate your publisher and click 'START BROADCAST'.


  • Select 'Facebook', optionally select another camera, and click 'NEXT'.


  • On the next dialog, enter the broadcast details and click 'CONTINUE WITH FACEBOOK'.


IMPORTANT: Any Facebook Live Broadcast is time-limited (8 hours max). After the time limit, the broadcast will automatically stop and Facebook will replace it with the recorded video.

  • Facebook will verify your credentials and bring you to the next dialog.
  • On the next dialog, select a broadcast target and click "GO LIVE".



If you did not succeed with the method above, please see "Troubleshooting of Facebook Live problems."




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