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While we have questions about Facebook, we are big fans of live videos, and Facebook makes it very easy to stream video from personal accounts and pages. The social web channel makes it very easy to stream from personal or institutional accounts. The videos can be seen live and later on demand.

Some videos are made for a general audience, introducing topics or recapping news. Others are more specialized.

We are big fans of the events that share videos, useful for those unable to be in the same room or for others who attended and want to revisit the event. Example: Native Innovation

Key Links
Live Map
Tips for Using Facebook Live
Best Practices


  • What are your favorite Facebook accounts with live videos?
  • What is ‘broadcast stream?’

Schedule a Live Broadcast
Live Broadcast Settings

Learn more about broadcasting Live to Facebook using Zoom.

Examples: Planeta

Native Innovation
Del Valle Radio

Use the scrubber or edit the timestamps to begin trimming your video.

Recorded live

How This Works
To share live video, tap on Update Status and then select the Live Video icon. You can write a quick description and choose the audience that you want to share with before going live. During your broadcast, youโ€™ll see the number of live viewers, the names of friends who are tuning in and a real-time stream of comments. When you end your broadcast, it will be saved on your Timeline like any other video, which you can then delete or keep for your friends to watch later.

You can discover live videos from your friends and public figures you follow right in News Feed. While watching a live video, you can tap the Subscribe button to get notified the next time the broadcaster goes live. Learn more about Live in our Help Center.

Tips – Mashable

Questions: Scheduling
Facebook Live videos are easy to set up, but does anyone know how to schedule one in advance? In particular, I’d like to know if it’s possible to 1) secure a link and 2) provide the code for embedding on other websites. I know how to do this on the spot, but I have no clue how to set it up for a future time.

Henderson Libraries Book Sale (June 2018)


Questions: Does Facebook offer an audio-only version of the video? Is it possible to show photos? Is it possible to record an audio or video conversation? Can Facebook videos be downloaded?



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