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My stream doesn't start on Facebook

Steps to take if your stream isn't going live on Facebook.

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Written by Becca
Updated today

If your stream's status is stuck on "Sending Data" or isn't appearing on Facebook, we can help you get back on track.


Reconnect your channel

  1. From your home screen, click the Destinations button.

  2. Click Edit next to your Facebook channel, then Remove destination.

  3. Check the box for Remove all permissions and click Remove.

  4. Go to this page and click Remove next to Restream.io.

  5. Go back to to Restream, click Add Channels and choose Facebook.

  6. Re-add the Profile, Page or Group that was just removed.

  7. Try going live on Facebook and check if your broadcast is successful.


Check your settings and role

Ensure your stream settings comply with Facebook's guidelines. If you use higher settings than suggested, you may have trouble streaming to Facebook.

Also, for a Facebook Page or Group, make sure you have owner or admin access.


Test a direct stream

Trying going live directly on Facebook without using Restream. If the issue persists, contact Facebook support for assistance.

If you see a message that you "can't go live yet", consult this guide.

💡 Restream Support is available 24/7 to offer assistance with complex issues.

Click the "Need Help?" button at the bottom right corner of your screen.

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