Live broadcast by yourself anywhere and anytime has been made easier with Facebook Live. But first, what is Facebook Live? Facebook Live was launched in April 2016, which lets anyone broadcast live using their phones, tablets or their computer. So that whenever you’re at the event, there’s an announcement, a Q and A interview you want your Facebook likers to watch and want questions directly from them, they’ll be able to participate. The awesome thing about this is that you don’t need to upload the video, you can choose to make it available for you and your likers to see after the live stream. Now that you know what Facebook Live is, here are some steps to start your own Facebook Live on your page and how it really works.
You can notify your Facebook likers that you’ll be starting a Facebook live by posting it, sharing it with a group or event and even schedule it. This will make you reach more viewers. Before starting, make sure that you have a strong internet connection. If it’s all clear now, you may click Go Live at the bottom of your status box.
Add description about your live video so that people will know what your broadcast is all about. Make it an interesting and creative one.
You can also tag some pages and add your location.
Before starting, get your camera’s view ready.
Tap on a magic wand icon to add an effect. You’ll also be able to add an effect after you’ve started your broadcast. This will add more fun and creativity to your video where you can choose from Facebook’s offered filters, masks and you can also write or draw something. Facebook live lasts for 90 minutes (1 hour and 30 minutes). The longer your broadcast is, the more viewers you’ll get.
Now that you’re ready, click the “Start Live Video” button. While you’re filming, your viewers can comment as well. It’s also suggested that you interact with the comments and mention their names. This will help encourage them to watch your Facebook Live videos every time you go live.
Once you’re done, be sure to say some closing line or gesture that’ll let your viewers know that the broadcast is about to end. You may tell them to like your page to keep them notified whenever you’ll be doing a live broadcast.
Tap “Finish” to end the video.
After your Facebook live, Facebook will ask permission if you want your video to be will available to be viewed by your page likers. You can also check the reach of the video in your page’s insights.