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How to livestream to an Event Page on Facebook?

Written by Alex
Updated 2 months ago
We support streaming to events created ONLY via FB Groups or Business Pages
If you want to stream to an event created via Business page, you need to use a stream key to connect LiveReacting to your event. Create a live video in your event, copy the stream key and follow this tutorial. Also, please note that if you stream interactive elements, your audience needs to permit LiveReacting to access their name and picture, just as it's described below.

You can publish your stream to an event page created by your Group, by selecting your event in Settings of the LiveReacting Studio. 

In order to stream to an Event Page (created by your group), just click on Settings > Plus Icon > and Select your Event Page.

*Note: Facebook doesn't allow apps to access information about members of a group, so when you stream directly to a FB Group Event, LiveReacting is not able to see the comments and process them to display the results of the poll. trivia game, etc.

However, there is a workaround!

If you want to stream your Trivia Game, polls, or other interactive elements to a FB Group Event directly, the users who wish to comment need to permit LiveReacting to access their name and picture. 

It's completely secure for your audience. They grant access only to their name and profile picture, which is available publicly anyway.

Once they’ve granted permission, all future comments will show their information. We’ve created a page to get their permission. Follow these steps:

How to see who commented?

1. Inform your potential participants of the situation (Make a disclaimer right inside of your stream, or in the description). If they would like to comment on your stream, they need to grant LiveReacting permission to access their name and picture.

Important: If user doesn't grant access, we can't take into account their answers and process them.


2. Send them to www.livereacting.co/f where they can grant access

 3. If they grant access, all future comments will be visible to LiveReacting, and we'll be able to process the data. 

Does this apply to FB Reactions?

The same restriction applies to reactions. Until your viewer grants permission, their reactions won’t show up in LiveReacting.

 

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