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How do I live stream my webinar to other platforms (like YouTube and Facebook)?

Broadcast your webinar to third-party social platforms (e.g., Facebook Live, YouTube Live, etc.) so viewers can watch from there.

GoToWebinar only supports RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol) connections. RTMP is used for the transmission of audio, video, and other data between streaming servers. That means you'll need to manually enter the streaming information and initiate the live stream broadcast from the GoToWebinar dashboard.

Note: Video sharing (YouTube or .MP4 files) is currently not displayed in the live stream.

Live stream on Facebook and YouTube

  • First, create a Webcast webinar.
    1. Sign in to your account at https://dashboard.gotowebinar.com.
    2. Click Schedule + and create a Webcast webinar.

      Important: Live streaming currently only works for Webcast webinar events.

  • Set up your live streaming event.
    1. In your preferred streaming platform, set up your event.

      • For help on scheduling a Facebook Live video, see here.Create Live Video Event in Facebook
      • For help on setting up a YouTube Live Stream, see here.Create Live Stream in YouTube

  • Get the streaming details from social platforms.
    1. Find the Stream Key and Stream URL in the streaming platform.

      • If you set up an event in Facebook, find the upcoming live video and click Set Up Live Video. In the Get Started section, click Use Stream Key. Take note of the Server URL and Stream Key.Get Stream Keys from Facebook
      • If you set up an event in YouTube, log in and find the upcoming live video. In the Stream Settings section, take note of the Stream URL and Stream Key.Get Stream Keys from YouTube

  • Copy the streaming details to your GoToWebinar event.
    1. In the GoToWebinar dashboard, open the event details.
    2. Click Settings.
    3. Under Live Streaming, click + Configure by the preferred streaming platform.

      Note: Custom streaming platforms require the streaming service title and streaming page URL.

    4. Enter the Stream Key and Stream URL found in step #4 and click Save.
  • Start the webinar and live stream.
    1. When it's time, start and broadcast the webinar.
    2. In the GoToWebinar dashboard, notice the Start button has been replaced with a Live Stream button.
    3. Click Live Stream and start the broadcast for the configurations you made previously.
    4. To stop the live stream, click Stop Broadcast next to the platform.
    5. When you're ready, end the webinar.

Live stream on LinkedIn

In order to live stream to LinkedIn, you account must be enabled with LinkedIn Live. If it isn't, learn how to apply here.
  • First, create a Webcast webinar.
    1. Sign in to your account at https://dashboard.gotowebinar.com.
    2. Click Schedule + and create a Webcast webinar.

      Important: Live streaming currently only works for Webcast webinar events.

    3. Open the Settings box.
    4. Under Live Streaming > LinkedIn, click + Configure.
    5. Sign in using your LinkedIn credentials.
    6. When prompted to authorize LogMeIn access to your LinkedIn profile, click Allow.
    7. Select whether you're on a member or organization account and enter the LinkedIn post title, then click Save.

      Note: If you have not enabled LinkedIn Live, see here to apply.

  • Start the webinar and live stream.
    1. When it's time, start and broadcast the webinar.
    2. In the GoToWebinar dashboard, notice the Start button has been replaced with a Live Stream button.
    3. Click Live Stream and start the broadcast for the configurations you made previously.

      Note: You can only stream on LinkedIn for 4 hours at a time.

    4. To stop the live stream, click Stop Broadcast next to the platform.
    5. When you're ready, end the webinar.Start Live Stream Broadcast