Whether you’re looking to live-stream your educational webinar on Facebook, so that a whole class group can join easily, or you’re launching your book and you want to stream the book launch to Facebook – whatever your reasoning, to learn how to stream Zoom meetings to Facebook you need only follow our step-by-step tutorial below.
For any additional queries, and to find out what prerequisites you must meet in order to live stream Zoom to Facebook, see our FAQs at the end of this article.
Table of Contents
- How to set up your Zoom account to ready it for livestreaming to Facebook
- How to stream Zoom to Facebook
- Frequently asked questions
How to set up your Zoom account to ready it for livestreaming to Facebook
- Open up your preferred web browser and navigate to the Zoom website
- Sign in to your Pro, Educational, Business or Enterprise account using your login ID and password
- Scroll to the bottom of the page, and under ‘Support’, locate and click on ‘Account’
- Now, locate and click on ‘Settings’, and select ‘In Meeting (Advanced)’ settings
- In the advanced settings section, scroll down to the ‘Allow livestreaming of meetings’ sub-menu, and tick to enable streaming to ‘Facebook’ and ‘Workplace by Facebook’ (i.e. Facebook for businesses)
- Now click ‘Save’ to save your updated settings
Note: If you run a Zoom account for a group or an entire organization and wish to alter the Facebook streaming privileges of anyone utilizing your account, then after step 2 above, navigate first to Account Management or User Management (accordingly), and then on Account Settings or Group Management (accordingly), before continuing with our tutorial from step 4.
How to stream Zoom to Facebook
- Launch the Zoom application on your PC or desktop computer and sign-in to your Pro, Educational, Business or Enterprise account.
- Start your meeting, inviting and admitting all the participants you need to.
- Next, click the ‘More’ three-dots button which should be located in the bottom-right of the Zoom application
- From the pop-up menu, select ‘Live on Facebook’ or ‘Live on Workplace by Facebook’, according to the type of Facebook account to which you’ll be streaming
- You will now be redirected directly to Facebook. The first thing you need to do is hit the drop-down box, and choose from the options provided exactly where you want to stream to (either to your Timeline, that of a friend’s, or to a group or event).
- On Facebook, click ‘Next’
- Zoom will begin preparing your live stream. On Facebook, you can now write a description of your stream, give it a title, create any appropriate tags you need to.
- When the Zoom live stream is ready, and you are too, you can go right ahead and click ‘Go Live’ on Facebook
- Back on Zoom, you’ll notice in the top-right of your screen that there is now a Facebook live streaming notification.
- You can continue streaming for as long as you want, and when ready to finish the stream, all you have to do is click ‘More’ in Zoom again, and click ‘Stop Live Stream’. Your stream will end, but your Zoom meeting will continue until you end that as well.
And there you have it! It’s really as simple as that to stream your Zoom call to Facebook, thanks to the cleverly integrated design of the Zoom application.
For any unanswered queries or additional information, please see the FAQs below.
Frequently asked questions
What is Zoom?
Zoom is today one of the most popular online video-chatting platforms, which offers phone functionality via a peer-to-peer cloud-based software platform.
It was, until quite recently, designed mostly with corporate use in mind – useful for businesses holding meetings with international clients, and so on. Recently, though (thanks to the 2020-21 pandemic), Zoom has become rather more of a household name.
It is now used by people from all around the world as a user-friendly, accessible, and free alternative to earlier forms of video chat platforms, such as Skype.
For most non-professional (i.e. most free) Zoom account holders, meetings between 3 or more participants can not last any longer than 40 minutes at a time.
What is Facebook?
Facebook, established about ten years ago, is one of the world’s biggest (if not the biggest) social network applications. You can use the app to connect with friends, colleagues, family, or people from all across the world, which can be especially useful if you wish to talk with other fans of your favorite TV show, sport, or book, for example.
Facebook is a place to plan events, and a meeting place, it is a place for organizations to hold meetings, and for you to upload your photos and memories too; it is also a place to keep in touch with friends old and new, and is just generally a pretty versatile social network.
Facebook actually owns several other major social networking apps, as well. Instagram and WhatsApp are part of the Facebook brand.
Why would I want to stream Zoom to Facebook?
Live streaming is one of today’s premier tools in the arsenal of tech-savvy creatives, businesses, entrepreneurs, and famous faces (from celebrities to podcast hosts to ‘influencers’).
Zoom, as we’ve almost all come to learn, is a pretty comprehensive video-call platform. As such, one of its new features is the ability to live stream your video call on Facebook. Doing so can allow you to do one of several things.
You might be carrying out an event (say a virtual book launch) via Zoom, which you want to expand the reach of by streaming to your business or personal Facebook feed. In this sense, the streaming option is ideal for events. Alternatively, you might be part of a Facebook group or page community, and you may want to live-stream a Zoom call between several members of that community.
There are innumerable reasons you might want to stream your Zoom to Facebook.
What happens when I stream Zoom to Facebook?
When you stream your Zoom call to Facebook, what you see on the Zoom app – your own video pane, and the panes of all other participants of the video call – will be streamed live and directly to whichever Facebook destination you’ve chosen (whether your personal/business feed, a group, or to some other private page or community).
The stream will last as long as you wish it to, and can be stopped at any time by going back into the Zoom app, clicking the ‘More’ option, and then clicking ‘Stop Live Stream’.
Who can live stream their Zoom calls to Facebook?
Technically anyone, but there are some prerequisites which anyone wishing to stream their Zoom call to Facebook needs to first meet. They are as follows:
- You must have a paid-for Zoom account, either a Pro, Education, Business or Enterprise account
- You must have the most up-to-date version of Zoom installed
- You must ensure that the meeting host is Licensed
- You must first enable the correct settings (see our tutorials above)
- (If sharing to a Facebook group or page) Permissions of the group/page admin to stream