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Schedule your stream with Restream Events
Schedule your stream with Restream Events

Learn how to schedule events and get a shareable link in advance.

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Events make it easy to notify your audience about your upcoming streams.


How to create a Restream Event

  1. From your home screen, click Schedule Event.

  2. Choose how you want to stream: via our Studio, Encoder, Video File, or Playlist.

  3. Fill in your Event details like your title, description, date, and time.

    1. Check the box next to Create an event page on social platforms to notify your audience in advance with an event post.

    2. Upload a thumbnail as a custom image to use for the event before you go live.

    3. If you're streaming a video file, you'll also see an option to loop it up to 10 times.

  4. Toggle on the channels you'll stream to and click Create Event.


How to go live to your event

Restream Studio

  1. Locate your event on your home screen or the Events page and select Enter Studio under the event card.

  2. When you're ready to begin, click Go Live.

Encoder

  1. Locate the event on your home screen or Events page and click RTMP Settings.

  2. Copy the URL and stream key and paste them into your streaming software.

  3. Start streaming from your software.

Video Files and Playlists

You don't need to do anything - your event will automatically go live at the scheduled time. If you have connected any channels that require a manual start, like TikTok or Instagram, please click the Go Live button on the end platform too.


Requirements

  • Restream Events are available for all plans, including the free tier.

  • Free users will have Restream branding on their event's thumbnail.

  • You can only go live to an event once; so don't click Go Live before the scheduled time. If you want to run tests, you can follow this guide.

  • Only Facebook profiles and pages, YouTube, and LinkedIn support creating event posts in advance. For other platforms, your stream will show up once you're live.

  • The announcement post box can only be checked during event creation. If you forgot to check it, you can delete the current event and create a new one.

  • The recommended size for thumbnails is 1280x720.

  • Each event is unique; enter Studio through the event card or update the event's specific stream key in your encoder. Otherwise, you'll create a new stream.


FAQ

Can I reschedule my event?

Yes, just click the pencil icon on your event card, update the date/time, and Save.

If you have a LinkedIn channel connected to your event, you will need to reschedule the event on LinkedIn first. Then, head to the Events page on Restream. You'll see a prompt to adjust the time of your entire event to match the LinkedIn time.

Can I edit or rename my event after it has been created?

Yes. Click the pencil icon on your event card and then click Edit next to your channels.

You can update the title, description, and thumbnail individually for each one.

Can I duplicate my events?

Yes, you can create a new event using the same details as another event.

Go to your Events page, locate the Event you want to copy, click the three little dots, and then Duplicate.

Can I share a link to my event?

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

Just click the channel icons under the created event, right-click "View on..." next to each channel and copy the URL. For any platforms that don't support event posts in advance, like X or Twitch, you can share your profile URL with your audience.

Can I switch between Encoder and Studio as a source after creating the event?

Yes, just click the downward pointing arrow under the event menu and click switch.

Does deleting events on Restream delete the post on end platforms too?

Deleting upcoming events on Restream will also delete posts about the upcoming event on end platforms for Facebook and YouTube. For LinkedIn, the event needs to be manually deleted, as shown here.

Deleting finished events on Restream will not affect the streams and saved videos sent to end platforms.

I checked the announcement box but I don't see my event on my profile's timeline.

When you schedule an event on your Facebook personal profile via Restream, the announcement post will not be automatically posted to your timeline. Instead, the new event will be created on the Facebook Events page. From there, you manually share it on your timeline.

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