Facebook Group streaming without admin rights

You need admin rights on a Facebook group where you want to live stream your pre recorded videos via OneStream. When you have admin rights you can connect the group with OneStream and schedule streams on it.

However if you are only a group member, the only way to live stream on the group is by using custom RTMP streaming.

Open OneStream dashboard and click Add Accounts.

Click Custom RTMP.



Enter any name of the social account and select Facebook under Choose Platform.



Visit https://www.facebook.com/live/create and click "Create Live Stream"

Click Schedule a Live Video.

Select Share in a group from right side, under Post tab.

Keep persistent stream key checked. (However if you plan to stream on multiple groups then keep this value unchecked)



Persistent stream key, as the name suggests, does not change. That means once you have you can stream on it over and over again. However, all your Facebook groups and your profile have the same persistent key. This means if you want to stream on multiple Facebook Groups at the same time you must uncheck persistent key. When stream key is not persistent it is only valid for a single stream. Every time you want to stream you must get a new stream key and configure it in OneStream. Unfortunately there is no other way if you want to stream on multiple Facebook groups using custom RTMP.

Copy Stream Key from Facebook live producer to OneStream custom RTMP social account settings.

Click Connect to OneStream.



Come back to https://www.facebook.com/live/create. Choose date and time for the stream and add title/description.

Click Schedule Live Video and set your desired time and date.



Click Close.

Scheduled live videos must be scheduled between 10 minutes and 7 days (168 hours) from when you create them directly on Facebook.


Go back to OneStream dashboard, upload the video and schedule it on the same custom RTMP social account you connected above. Schedule a stream by setting time 1 minute ahead of scheduled time on Facebook.

For example if you have scheduled video on Facebook at 10:00 set the scheduled time in OneStream to be 10:01. This is to prevent any stream cut at the beginning of the video due to slight time difference between Facebook's and your computer's clock

Your stream will now automatically start at the scheduled time on your Facebook Group.

If you want to go live immediately, then you should not schedule the video on facebook.com/live/create page, but rather stay on that page and schedule the video from OneStream. Once the video appears in Facebook, click Go Live at the bottom right corner. Just scheduling it from OneStream dashboard will not send it as live in the group in this case.
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