We are excited to introduce a brand new feature - Restream Events!
With Restream Events you can now schedule a live stream in advance and share the link with your audience! Restream Events enable you to set a thumbnail for the event and customize the title and description for your streams.
Tip: in order to get the most of this feature we recommend upgrading to Restream Professional plan. This would allow you to set your branding in the stream, use overlays, Full HD, and other cool features!
Note: Currently only Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn support scheduling of the events. Events are not created for other platforms.
💡 Please note that Restream events will create a post on the LinkedIn page that is connected to Restream. Unfortunately, you can't stream to the LinkedIn event from Restream events.
Guide to setting up Restream Events:
1. Open your Restream account and add all channels you would like to stream to. Please follow this detailed guide on adding the most common channels.
2. Head over to Restream Events section and choose "Schedule Live Event"
3. Press "Live Stream".
Tip: You can also schedule Schedule a pre-recorded stream with Restream event.
4. You can choose to Schedule an event for later or start it straight away.
If you schedule an event for later, please fill in the following details and then press "Next":
Date and time (The upcoming event must be no sooner than 1 hour and up to 7 days from now)
Thumbnail or cover (Upload a custom image to use it as a preview before you go live. Recommended size: 1280 x 720)
5. Choose all the platforms you would like to stream to:
Tip: We recommend testing your stream before going live. You can do this by creating an "unlisted" event on your YouTube channel. This event would be visible only to people who have this link.
6. After pressing "Save" the event is now created!
Restream Events additional features
Get a sharable link to the Event:
You can get the sharable link to the event for Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn by clicking their icon at the created event.
Note: You will get a sharable link to the event only if you choose "Schedule for later" option.
Press 3 dots beside the event to:
Invite guests to the event on Restream Studio (2)
Select the Event per channel (3)
To go live:
Important: We create a unique streaming key and Studio link for each of your Scheduled Events. This means that you would need to start streaming from Restream Studio using the link on the Restream Event page or a unique streaming key if you are going live from OBS.
Note: Please make sure to go live within 10 minutes after the event time. Otherwise, the event will be "Missed" and you would need to create a new event.
Note 2: If your event was interrupted (you list internet connection, for example), you will have 2 minutes to reconnect. If you press the Finish button in Studio, it won’t allow you to come back to that Event and it will be impossible to stream to that event again.
It is expected behavior for the stream to appear on a different post aside from the event itself. Please, do not delete the event placeholder itself as this will prevent you from connecting properly.
Example of the post on Facebook that will appear after you create an event:
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