There are two ways to connect to Facebook Live with Stream Monkey.

The first method is to use our transcoding service (Pro+ and Premium users) to send your live stream from our system straight to Facebook Live, which this document will explain.

The second method is to stream directly to Facebook Live using your encoder. You can follow the instructions from Facebook Live to use this method. This does require a separate stream to go out from your encoder. https://www.facebook.com/facebookmedia/get-started/live

To get started, go to the Live Monitor in your Stream Monkey account. Choose your stream that is set up with transcoder service from the drop down menu at the top.

Click on the Outputs tab underneath your stream preview, and click on Create Output. Select Facebook.

Add a title (this is what your FB viewers will see) and a description if you wish, then you will choose where in your Facebook account you'd like to stream. You should also verify that the Facebook Account that is linked to Stream Monkey has admin rights to post to your page. If you do not have your Facebook account linked yet, you can click to connect, or follow the instructions here.

Usually you'll choose to stream to a page (like your company's FB page). Timeline will post to your own personal page. This can be great for testing, if you set the privacy on your post to private, so only you can see it.

Select which page you'd like to stream to, and you have the choice to have it stream automatically or manually.

If you choose Manually, your output will create, and you decide when it goes live. So you can create this output a few hours before your stream starts, and then when you would like for it go live, you will go in and flip the toggle to the "on" position, and it will send.

If you choose Automatically, the toggle will stay in the on position (though it's not sending anything yet), and will go live automatically as soon as your stream starts.

Please keep in mind that if you toggle on, then off, you cannot restart it again. You'll need to create a new output.

Your Facebook Live stream will also stop automatically once you stop sending your stream from your encoder, and will not start back up unless you tell it to.

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