Live streaming meetings or webinars on Workplace by Facebook Follow

Overview

You can live stream a Zoom webinar or meeting on Workplace by Facebook pages or groups that you are an admin for. This allows your participants to join via Zoom or viewers to watch and comment on the Workplace by Facebook live stream.

This article covers:

Prerequisites

Streaming for Meetings

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • The host is Licensed
  • Zoom desktop client:
    • Windows: version 4.1.11049.1024 or higher 
    • macOS: version 4.1.11049.1024 or higher 
  • Live stream is enabled on Workplace by Facebook

Streaming for Webinars

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • The host is assigned a Webinar license
  • Zoom desktop client:
    • Windows: version 4.1.8826.0925  or higher 
    • macOS: version 4.1.8826.0925  or higher 
  • Live stream is enabled on Workplace by Facebook

Enabling live streaming meetings on Workplace by Facebook

Account

To enable all members of your organization to live stream meetings on Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. Click Account Management and then select Account Settings.
  3. On the Meeting tab under the In Meeting (Advanced) section, locate the Allow livestreaming of meetings setting, verify that is enabled, check the Workplace by Facebook option, and click Save to save the changes.
  4. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Group

To enable all members of a specific group to live stream meetings on Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. Click User Management and then select Group Management.
  3. Click the name of the group you want to edit. 
  4. On the Meeting tab under the In Meeting (Advanced) section, locate the Allow livestreaming of meetings setting, verify that is enabled, check the Workplace by Facebook option, and click Save to save the changes.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at the Account level and needs to be changed at that level.
  5. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in this group, click the lock icon and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

User

To enable live streaming meetings that you host on Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Settings
  3. On the Meeting tab under the In Meeting (Advanced) section, locate the Allow livestreaming of meetings setting, verify that is enabled, check the Workplace by Facebook option, and click Save to save the changes.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator to make changes.

Enabling live streaming webinars on Workplace by Facebook 

Account

To enable all members of your organization to live stream webinars on Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. Click Account Management and then select Account Settings.
  3. On the Meeting tab under the In Meeting (Advanced) section, locate the Allow livestreaming of webinars setting, verify that is enabled, check the Workplace by Facebook option, and click Save to save the changes.
  4. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in your account, click the lock icon, and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

Group

To enable all members of a specific group to live stream webinars on Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. Click User Management and then select Group Management.
  3. Click the name of the group you want to edit.
  4. On the Meeting tab under the In Meeting (Advanced) section, locate the Allow livestreaming of webinars setting, verify that is enabled, check the Workplace by Facebook option, and click Save to save the changes.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at the account level and needs to be changed at that level.
  5. (Optional) If you want to make this setting mandatory for all users in this group, click the lock icon and then click Lock to confirm the setting.

User

To enable live streaming webinars that you host on Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Settings
  3. On the Meeting tab under the In Meeting (Advanced) section, locate the Allow livestreaming of webinars setting, verify that is enabled, check the Workplace by Facebook option, and click Save to save the changes.
    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the group or account level, and you will need to contact your Zoom administrator to make changes.

Starting a live stream to Workplace by Facebook

To live stream to Workplace by Facebook:

  1. Start a meeting or webinar.
  2. In the meeting/webinar controls, click More.
  3. Click Live on Workplace by Facebook.
  4. A dialog displays in your browser, asking where you want to post your live video.
  5. Choose whether to share on your Timeline, in a Group, or in an Event, then click Next.
  6. In the Get Started section, select Use Stream Key and click Next
  7. Click Done.
  8. Add the title of the broadcast and optional description, as well as adjust other optional video options. 
  9. Ignore the Choose How to Broadcast section and click Go Live.
  10. The Workplace by Facebook page opens, showing your live meeting in the location you chose.

  11. Streaming stops when you end the webinar or meeting, or click the More again on the controls toolbar and select Stop Streaming.