LinkedIn — the social network for the working world with close to 600 million users globally. LinkedIn Live focuses on streaming things like Q&As, events, conferences, earnings calls, awards ceremonies, product announcements, and more. Here you will learn about:

Important Note: Access to live video broadcasting is only enabled if LinkedIn approves a profile or company page. You can check how you can become a LinkedIn Live Broadcaster here.

Tip: Adding a LinkedIn channel on Restream triggers the auto-apply function of LinkedIn. If you get an error that you are not approved, you can review LinkedIn's live broadcasting criteria. If you fail to meet some criteria, LinkedIn advises that you can check again after 30 days, if you feel that your status has changed.

LinkedIn Supported Stream Settings

If your stream exceeds any of these requirements, especially the FPS, LinkedIn will not allow the stream to connect to its platform.

  • Duration: Max: 4 Hours

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Resolution: max 1080p

  • Frame Rate: max 30 fps

  • Key Frame: every 2 seconds (60 frames)

  • Bitrate: max 6 Mbps video; max 128 kbps audio, 48 khz sample rate

  • Encoding: H264 video, AAC audio

  • Protocol: RTMP/RTMPS (preferred)

How to connect LinkedIn to Restream

1. To begin, head to your Restream Dashboard and click "Add Destination." 

Restream Dashboard Add Destination

2. Then select "LinkedIn" from the list of 30+ supported platforms.

Add LinkedIn to Restream

Tip: Due to the recent change in LinkedIn policy, it's only allowed to have one LinkedIn account added to one Restream account.

3. Proceed to select whether you want to connect to your profile or a page you manage.

Add LinkedIn to Restream

4. You will be automatically forwarded to LinkedIn's site where you will log in with your LinkedIn email/phone and password, then click "Sign in." 

Log in LinkedIn

5. You will then be asked if you want to grant Restream access to the areas necessary for streaming to your account. To continue, click "Allow." 

LinkedIn Allow button

6. If you have selected a profile, it will be automatically added to your channel list after the authorization. If you have selected a page, a window with a list of the available pages that your profile manages will show up. Click on the desired page to select it as the channel that will be added to Restream.

Choose a LinkedIn Page on Restream

That's it! You're now ready to stream to LinkedIn to Restream! 😄

Pro tip: Check out this guide if you want to improve your LinkedIn Live streaming!


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