Streaming a Meeting or Webinar on YouTube Live Follow

Overview

You can stream a Zoom Meeting or Webinar live on YouTube. This allows participants to join your meeting via Zoom to view it and comment on it via YouTube. During the live event, there will be an approximate 20-second delay between the actual Zoom Meeting or Webinar, and the Live stream.

Note: Those viewing on Youtube can only comment via Youtube, and can not interact directly with other webinar attendees, the same goes for webinar attendees as well. 

This article covers:

Prerequisites

Streaming for Meetings

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • The Host has a Pro License
  • Zoom Client version 4.4.53582 or higher on PC or a Mac
  • Live Stream is enabled on YouTube

Streaming for Webinars

  • Pro, Business, Education, or Enterprise account
  • The Host has a Webinar License
  • Zoom Client version 4.0 or higher on PC or a Mac
  • Live Stream is enabled on Youtube

Enabling Youtube Live Streaming for Meetings

Account Level 

To enable all members of your organization to live stream meetings on Youtube:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit account settings.
  2. Click Account Management Account Settings.
  3. Toggle the Allow live streaming the meetings under In Meeting (Advanced), and enable Youtube.
  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 Level

To enable all members of a specific group to live stream meetings on Youtube:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal as an administrator with the privilege to edit groups.
  2. Click User Management Group Management.
  3. Click the name of the group, then click the Settings tab.
  4. Toggle the Allow live streaming the meetings under In Meeting (Advanced), and enable Youtube.

    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 Level

To enable live stream the meetings that you host on Youtube:

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click Account Management Account Settings (if you are an account administrator) or Settings (if you are an account member).
  3. Toggle the Allow live streaming the meetings under In Meeting (Advanced), and enable Youtube.

    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.

 

Enable Youtube Live Streaming for Webinars

  1. As an Owner or Account Admin, sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Go to Account Management > Webinar Settings.
  3. Click Edit to the right of In Webinar Settings.
  4. Enable Allow hosts to live stream to webinars, and then enable Youtube.
  5. Click Save

 

Initiating a Live Stream to Youtube

Direct Streaming From a Meeting or Webinar

  1. Start the Webinar or Meeting.
  2. More in the Meeting/Webinar Controls.
  3. Click Live on YouTube
  4. Log in to YouTube.
  5. After you authenticate successfully, the following page displays:
  6. Specify the following settings on the Broadcasting to YouTube Live page
    • Zoom Webinar title on YouTube
      Automatically populated with the Zoom Webinar topic. Navigate to the text box to change it.
    • Privacy
      You can choose Public, Unlisted, or Private
  7. Click the Go Live! button.
  8. You will now see a progress bar, letting you know that your session is being prepared for streaming.
  9. Wait for the notification from the Zoom client that your Webinar is Live on YouTube, then begin your Webinar.
  10. Streaming stops when you end the webinar or meeting, or click More then Stop Live Stream in the meeting controls.

 

Streaming a Meeting or Webinar to a Youtube Event

  1. Enable Custom Live Streaming for your Meeting or Webinar.
  2. Open a new tab and Sign In to your YouTube account.
  3. Click the Create a Video icon.
  4. Click Go Live.
  5. Choose your Youtube Streaming Event:
    • Stream: Allows you to create a new streaming event.
    • Manage: Allows you to choose from a streaming event that has already been scheduled.
  6. Copy and paste the Stream Key. Stream URL, and Live Streaming page URL from the Stream's settings into your Custom Meeting or Webinar Live Stream Setup:
    Note: The Live Streaming page URL, can be found, by clicking the share arrow in the Youtube Event, and copying the link there. 
  7. Click Save.
  8. Start your Zoom meeting or webinar when you are ready to begin the event.
  9. More in the Meeting Controls.
  10. Click Live on Custom Live Streaming Service.
  11. Once Zoom has started the live stream, back in the Youtube Studio Dashboard, click Go Live.

 

 

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