Now Facebook lets you announce when you are next going to go live with your audience. This latest feature is extremely refined and engaging for the audience. For scheduling a live video, Facebook will help the publishers by creating an announcement post for the followers feed indicating the time for the program. Those users will be reminded about the streaming a little before the video actually starts.
Facebook’s live video has everything people love to use but most of the user’s seldom get to know when the next streaming is planned. Facebook has solved this issue by announcing an official scheduling feature for its verified pages. With this feature, users will be informed about the videos about a week before.
This feature is not for verified users as it is only linked to Pages. For publicizing the video before the streaming even begins, publishers will be allowed to schedule the content in advance. With the help of official scheduling feature the live video streaming will seem much more like a regular television experience. For verified pages, scheduling will go live on Thursday but other pages will receive the feature in the coming weeks.
In order to engage people even more, Facebook will open up a pre-broadcast chat room for the discussion to begin before the actual streaming. Facebook Live API will allow Pages to schedule streams. But if you want to know exactly how to actually schedule by yourself, then you better follow the instructions that are given by the company itself.
- Navigate to Publishing Tools
Once you’re in Publishing Tools, select “Video Library” and then “Live.”
- Copy your stream credentials (e.g. steam key, Server URL)
If you need to find the credentials closer to the time you’re going live, they are also available by editing the post in Video Library.
- Craft your announcement post
Be sure to write an engaging and informative description so your followers know what to expect from your broadcast. You will be able to update the description later if you want to.
- Finalize your scheduled live broadcast
Put any finishing touches on your post (such as adding a custom image) before you schedule your broadcast.