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Upload and Stream Your Recorded Videos
Upload and Stream Your Recorded Videos
Learn how to upload recorded videos and publish them as live streams. Schedule your content and go live stress-free.
Written by Paul Nguyen
Updated over a week ago

The Upload and Stream feature lets you turn a recorded video into a live stream and create an interactive live show with real-time chat in just a few clicks.

There are just 3 easy steps you need to take:

Choose a video πŸ“Ή

  1. Navigate to your Restream Dashboard and click the Upload & Stream a video file button.

  2. Upload any video from your laptop, Google Drive, or mobile phone. You can also use a Restream recording.
    πŸ’‘ You may need a paid plan depending on the size of your video. You can review our pricing plans and upload limits here.

Set up your event πŸ—“

Fill in the following details and then press "Next":

  • Stream Title,

  • Description of your stream,

  • Date and time you plan to go live,

  • Check the Create an event on social platforms box if you want the event to create a notification in advance (currently, on LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube only),

  • Thumbnail option; you can upload a custom image to use as a preview before you go live. (Recommended size: 1280 x 720).

πŸ’‘ You can also loop your pre-recorded streams to reach more people. Learn more about Video Looping for Pre-recorded Videos.

Add destinations βž•

Toggle on all the platforms you would like to stream to and press the Create Event button.

πŸ’‘ When you schedule an event on Facebook via Restream events, it will create a Facebook Online Event. Announcement posts will not be automatically posted to your personal Facebook profile's timeline. Instead, the new event will be created on the Facebook Events page.

Create your event on your platforms

The event is now created πŸš€ Event will start automatically at its scheduled time. There's nothing you need to do. Just enjoy your live show. πŸ˜‰

Bonus tips:

Monitor your stream

If you want to monitor your live stream or chat with your audience in real-time while your video is playing, a stream preview along with the chat will be available on your home page.

Get a shareable link to your event

You can get sharable links to your events on LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube.

  1. Click the channel icons under the created event.

  2. Press the "View Event" button. You will be forwarded to the event URL. You can then copy it and share it with your followers.

Edit your event

Press the pencil icon to edit your streaming destinations, title, description, time and date or to switch the file attached to your event. These actions can take place at any point before the scheduled time of your event.

πŸ‘‰ Next steps

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