Live Stream

Relive your big moment, on demand. Videos tell a bigger story than just photos alone. We capture every single little detail of the best day of your life. It will all be a blur when it’s happening, so capture it on video and don’t miss a thing.

What is Facebook Live?

Live lets people, public figures and Pages share live video with their followers and friends on Facebook.

Is Live available to everyone on Facebook?

Live is available to all Pages and profiles on Facebook for iOS and Android.

How do I know if a video is live?

There will be a red icon at the top left-hand corner of the video indicating that it is a live video. The word “Live” is written next to the icon, along with the number of current viewers.

What happens to the Live video after the broadcast ends?

The video will be published to the Page or profile so that fans and friends who missed it can watch at a later time. The broadcaster can remove the video post at any time, just like any other post.

Where do Live videos show up on Facebook?

Videos will appear in News Feed and on the broadcaster’s Page or profile while they are live. Once a broadcast has ended, live videos are eligible to show up everywhere that other videos appear.

How do you rank live videos in News Feed?

Facebook recently made a small update to News Feed so that Facebook Live videos are more likely to appear higher in News Feed when those videos are actually live, compared to after they are no longer live.

Can I control and customize my audience for live videos on Facebook?

If you’re a Page, you can apply control and customization settings to the video on the broadcast after it has ended.

Is there a time limit for Live broadcasts?

Live broadcasts can last up to 4 hours.

What sort of connection do I need to go Live?

We recommend that you have a strong signal before going live. WiFi tends to work best, but if you can’t find a nearby network, you’ll want a 4G connection. To check your internet speed ahead of time, download the Speedtest app from the App Store or Google Play.

How can people discover live broadcasts on Facebook?

People can discover live videos right in News Feed. To get notified when certain a broadcaster goes live, tap the “Live Subscribe” button on the top of a live video to get notified when that person or Page goes live again. People who frequently engage with or have recently interacted with a person or Page going Live may receive a notification.

Can people report videos?

As with all videos and content on Facebook, we have reporting tools in place to enable people on Facebook to report content that they believe violates our community standards. Our teams will review those reports, and if content violates our standards it will be removed.

“Half of my family lives in India, and my husband’s family lives in Brazil. We got married in Boston but wanted our loved ones who couldn’t make it to still be with us for the big moment. That’s why we live streamed the ceremony! It was so special being about to have my granny in Mumbai watch me get married. I couldn’t recommend it more.”

Meg C.


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