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Create a Facebook Live Event with Restream
Create a Facebook Live Event with Restream

Learn how to easily schedule your Facebook lives through Restream Events.

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Restream Events is the easiest way to schedule upcoming live events on Facebook.


How to schedule a Facebook Live with Restream Events

  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 on Facebook.

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

  4. Toggle on Facebook and all the other platforms you would like to stream to.

  5. Click Create Event.


Requirements

  • Restream Events are available for all plans, including the free tier, but Facebook Pages and Groups unlock on paid plans only.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Does Facebook have any limits for titles, descriptions, or thumbnails?

The maximum title length for Facebook is 255 bytes, which is approximately 255 characters.

The maximum description length is 9950 bytes, which is approximately 9550 characters.

The recommended size for thumbnails is 1280x720.

I checked the announcement box but I don't see a post on my profile.

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.

To share the event on your timeline, click the three dots under your event, copy the link, and post it on your Facebook profile.

Can I share a link to my event?

Yes! Click the channel icons under the created event, right-click "View on..." next to your Facebook channel and copy the URL.

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

Yes. Click the pencil icon on your event card and click Edit next to your Facebook channels to update them individually.

Event editing is currently disabled on Facebook Groups. You can find the report here.

Can I reschedule my Facebook event through Restream?

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

Does deleting the event on Restream delete the post on Facebook too?

Deleting upcoming events on Restream will also delete posts about the upcoming event on Facebook.

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

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