Livestreaming is easy and is a great way to show your fans what’s going on at your school/sporting event in real time. Here’s how to livestream using Facebook and Periscope.
There are an estimated 1.71 billion active Facebook users worldwide, which makes this platform an excellent tool for you to reach your existing fan base and attract new viewers.
Here’s how to get started:
1. Download the Facebook App to your mobile phone, tablet, or desktop
2. **Optional** Gather any production accessories you may need to optimize your video
3. Promote your livestream across your social channels
After you have your gear all set, it’s time to let fans know about your livestream. We recommend making a post a few hours before you start streaming and reminding them again closer to the actual start time.
4. Make a post
Once you have sufficiently promoted your livestream across your social channels, click to make a post on your facebook page and hit “Live Video”
Upon clicking the “Live Video” option, you will be able to control who sees your stream by making the video private, public, or between friends.
5. Go Live!
You’re all set to stream! Once you are live, it’s possible to see how many viewers are tuning in and you can respond to comments as they come in.
Periscope, Twitter’s livestreaming app, is another tool you can use to capture content in real-time. The cool thing about Periscope is that you can join livestreams anywhere in the world if you’re curious!
You can also save your streams and watch recorded streams that you missed. Additionally, because Periscope is a Twitter app, you can send notifications directly to your twitter followers when you sign in with your twitter account (you can create an account if you don’t have a twitter, but we recommend you do use your twitter account to get started)!
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Let’s Go Live:
1. Download Periscope to your phone, tablet, or desktop.
2. Login with your twitter account or create a new account.
3. Utilize video enhancing tools if you would like (tripod, microphone, extra lighting).
4. Tell your followers about your periscope broadcast – utilize twitter and your other social media platforms to promote your stream.
5. Make sure you have enabled Periscope to use your camera and Microphone and location (you can choose to hide your location before you go live).
6. Click the camera icon at the bottom of your stream.
7. Go Live