How to use Facebook Live
By Anne Lora Santos Published: April 18, 2017
If you are one of the remaining few who has no idea on how to operate Facebook live. This guide is definitely for you. But first, make sure you have a strong internet connection or are on a 4G mobile network before you get going.
Open the Facebook app. In order to stream video live to Facebook from your mobile device, you’ll need to use the Facebook app. You cannot stream from the Facebook mobile website so you need to install.
1.Tap the “What’s on your mind?” box. This will start a standard Facebook post.
2.Tap the Live button at the bottom of the field. It is a red video camera icon.
3.Enter a description for your video. The description should be short and catchy. You can always edit it after if you’d like to add more details about the scene you captured live. But as a starter, make sure you catch people with words. This is especially important if you’re trying to grab their attention as they scroll through their News Feed.
4.Set who can view your broadcast. By default, your friends will be able to see your broadcast on their News Feeds. But you can change the audience so that it can be viewed publicly, giving you the chance to go viral, or record a private broadcast for select friends by tagging them into the post.
5.Tap “Go Live” to start broadcasting. After a quick countdown, you’ll be live on Facebook! You can broadcast for up to 90 minutes at a time. Make sure when taking the video it’s not too shaking or else you’ll make your audience dizzy.
6.Interact with your viewers and respond to comments. You’ll engage your audience a lot more if you incorporate their feedback and mention them by name in the broadcast or through comments. Do this often to help build and retain your audience. If you see some troublemakers, you can tap on their name in the comments and select “Block.”
7.Urge your viewers to tap the “Follow” or “Subscribe” button. This will notify them when you start broadcasting next time, increasing your viewership numbers.
8.Tap “Finish” when you’re done broadcasting. This will end your broadcast and post the replay to your timeline. Try to leave these up so the viewers can go back and view old videos, but you can delete them if you’d like.
9.At the end of the Facebook Live session. You will be asked if you’d like to upload your video on HD or not. Choose what you desire.