Social Snacks Episode 32: How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web

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Social Snacks Episode 32: How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web

Did you know that you can now use Facebook Live video from the web?

This is great news if you're a business owner or marketer and have been using Facebook Live video from your mobile device.

Most of us primarily use our laptops for work.

Having to switch over to a mobile device to live stream to your Facebook Page, just makes extra work.

Besides, it can also make it difficult to follow Facebook Live video comments while you're broadcasting from your mobile device because you're working from a smaller screen.

Fortunately, now that you can use Facebook Live video from the web, you have options.

Facebook also makes it very easy for you to set up your live streams.

For those of you planning to use Facebook Live video from the web, you will want to invest in the following tools.

They can help significantly improve both the audio and video quality of your Facebook Live videos from the web.

You can also repurpose them as well for other video projects you may be working on.
 

Tools For Better Facebook Live Videos From the Web

Here are the tools we recommend when streaming to Facebook from the web.
 

  • A webcam
  • An external microphone

Personally, we like the webcams from Logitech.

They're inexpensive and produce significantly better quality from the webcam you might already have on your laptop.
 
Logitech webcam

Improve the video quality for your Facebook Live Videos from the web  
 
For microphones, the Blue Raspberry microphone is our favorite because not only does it work with laptops, but you can also use it with your tablet or smartphone.

Blue Raspberry microphone

It is also portable so you can take it with you wherever you happen to be working from.

Improve the sound of your Facebook Live videos from the web  
 
Now that you know about some of the tools you'll want to invest in when using Facebook Live from the web, on this episode of Social Snacks, we'll show you how to use Facebook Live video from the web.

This way your business can choose to use Facebook Live where it is convenient for you - from your laptop or your mobile device.

Let's take a look at what it takes to use Facebook Live video from the web.
 

How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web

 

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How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web for Pages

 
If you run a Facebook Page, you use Facebook Live video from the web.

Here's how.
 

1. Go to your Facebook Page

Social Chefs Facebook Page
 

2. In the status box, click on "start a live video"

Start a Facebook Live video
 

3. Add a message about your Facebook Live video

About Your Facebook Live Video
This is where you will want to tell your fans and customers what your Facebook Live video is about to encourage them to tune in.
 

4. Click "next" to preview your Facebook Live video

Facebook Live video preview
 

5. Get ready to start your Facebook Live video broadcast

You will now get a countdown timer and your broadcast will start.

When you stop your Facebook Live video, it will get saved to the videos area on your Facebook Page.
 
Facebook Live video playlist

This is what the URL will look like.

http://www.facebook.com/socialchefs/videos

Simply replace our Facebook Page username/vanity URL with your Facebook Page username.
 

How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web for Profiles

You can also use Facebook Live video from the web for your Facebook Profile.

The instructions are pretty much the same.

The only main difference is that the status box looks different.

Simply go to your Facebook Profile and look for the "live video" icon seen here.
 
Facebook Live video from the web for profiles

 

How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web for Groups

Do you run a Facebook Group?

You can also use Facebook Live video from the web to broadcast to your Group.

To broadcast to your Group using Facebook Live, follow these steps.
 

1. Go to your Facebook Group

 

2. In the status box, click on "more" and then "live video"

Facebook Live video from the web for groups
 

3. Tell your members what your Facebook Live video is about

Facebook Live video for Groups - Message

You can also tag people in your post.
 

4. Click "next" to preview your Facebook Live video

Preview of Facebook Live video in Facebook Groups
 

5. Get ready to start your Facebook Live video broadcast

You will now get a countdown timer and your broadcast will start.

When your Facebook Live video from the web is finished, stop the broadcast.

Your live videos will now be available in the list of Group posts as well as in the "videos" tab.
 

How to Use Facebook Live Video From the Web for Events

 
For those of you who run events, you can also use Facebook Live video from the web as well.

When it is time for your Facebook event, go to your event.

Click the "live video" option in the status box to begin setting up your Facebook Live video for your event.

From there, follow the instructions mentioned above for using Facebook Live video from the web and include a message to your audience.

We've also compiled answers to some common questions about using Facebook Live video from the web that we get asked.

Take a look.
 

Can I Save Facebook Live Videos From the Web?

Yes. To download your Facebook Live videos for later, check out this article.
 

Can I Conduct 2-Person Interviews Using Facebook Live Video From the Web?

Yes. You will need to use additional software such as Wirecast Studio (PC | Mac).

With Wirecast Studio, you can live stream to Facebook as well as many other places around the web.
 
As you can see, it's a lot easier to use Facebook Live video from the web.

For those of you looking to use Facebook Live video from your mobile device, we've included separate instructions for pages, groups, events and even your profile.

Remember, whether you are using Facebook Live video from the web or from your mobile device, you'll want to be sure you have the right tools and equipment.

This way you can ensure your live videos look and sound their best for your fans and customers.

You only get one change to make a first impression when streaming using Facebook Live. Make it count!
 

Over to You

We're really excited about finally being able to use Facebook Live video from the web.

This is the primary place that we use Facebook.

How about you?

Now that you have the choice on where you want to use Facebook Live video from - the desktop or mobile, where do you think you will use it the most for your business?

Let us know in the comments below or on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

 

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Christian Karasiewicz Founder, Social Chefs