Facebook is the most known social media platform in the world! You can now easily increase your reach to Facebook using Restream!

Important: You can stream to Facebook's personal profile for free. Streaming to FB group or public page requires a paid plan.

Please note: You can't use Facebook's cross-posting feature if you connect Facebook via API (Automatic connection).

Facebook can be connected in 2 ways:

  • Automatic is the simplest way of connection - it starts streaming after you start streaming to Restream without extra steps.

  • Manual connection is only recommended if you otherwise are unable to connect via our general API process, as Custom RTMP channels do not work with our chat software.

In this article we will cover:

How to automatically connect Facebook to Restream

1. Navigate to your Restream Dashboard and click the "Add destination" button.

Add Destination Restream Dashboard

2. Please press the Facebook icon.

3. Select whether you want to connect to your Facebook profile or a group/public page that your profile manages.

Connect Facebook to Restream

4. You will automatically be led to the Facebook website where you will log in and allow Restream to access your Facebook account.

Note: To stream to certain pages you should have the right of managing those pages (be admin or editor of that page).

Grant Restream Access to Facebook

Tip: If you don't see your name at the button and are redirected to the Facebook main page, you need to switch from your business page to your personal page on Facebook before proceeding - then you should be able to add your business page.

5. Select the visibility of your streams as public to prevent any issues with Restream's permissions and click "Continue". This option may be changed only by revoking Restream's access to your Facebook page and granting it again later.

Set Facebook Settings as Public

6. Allow Restream to manage your pages and groups. Ensure you are granting access and checking all groups and pages that you'd like to stream to as this will let us start the stream for you.

Allows Restream to Access Groups and Pages
Restream Access to Groups and Pages

If you don't see a group/page listed there then you need to check Facebook permissions and ensure the Restream App is there.

7. You will then be transferred back to the Restream Dashboard. If you have selected your profile, it will have been automatically added as a destination. If you have selected to connect to a group or public page, you will see a window directing you to select the specific group or page.

Choose a Facebook Group
Choose a Facebook Page

Important: We do not support the option to edit channel settings for Facebook! Please delete your channel and re-add it to make setting adjustments.

If you want to change access settings for your streams, you need to remove the Restream application from the Business Integration page of Facebook and then connect Facebook to Restream again granting the right permissions.

Facebook Streaming Requirements

Important: We strongly recommend following the Facebook streaming requirements, otherwise we do not guarantee the proper work for this service.

Video Format

  • Facebook accepts video in maximum 1080p,

  • 30 frames per second,

  • Keyframe interval 2 seconds,

  • Bitrate 3,000-6,000 Kbps with a maximum of 9,000 Kbps,

  • Titles must be less than 255 characters otherwise the stream will fail.

  • H264 encoded video and AAC encoded audio-only.

Note: If you are a Facebook partner or Level Up Gaming member, you have increased encoding allowances. Please consult the documentation of your Facebook agreement for details on your Facebook encoding allowance. You can apply to be a Facebook partner here if you fit the requirements: https://www.facebook.com/business/marketing-partners/about/facebook-marketing-partner-requirements

Video Length

  • 480-Minute (8 hours) maximum length (Learn More). After 480 minutes, a new stream key must be generated.

Advanced Settings

  • Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square.

  • Frame Types: Progressive Scan.

  • Audio Sample Rate: 44.1 KHz.

  • Audio Bitrate: 128 Kbps stereo.

  • Bitrate Encoding: CBR.

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