Zoom is a powerful tool that you may be using for meetings, but did you know that you can use Zoom to live stream to YouTube, Facebook and other places as well?
HOW TO LIVE STREAM WITH ZOOM
Hello, I’m Alan Spicer, your YouTube certified expert, and I use Zoom all the time to do channel audits with vidIQ.
It’s a meeting platform where you host a meeting, they join in, you can video chat, you can even share screens, but did you know you could live stream that meeting or even use Zoom as your platform for you to live stream yourself, share your screen, do your own channel audits, maybe show your recipes, that kind of thing?
Using Zoom gives you the opportunity to screen share, show what you’re doing, share to the world generally how you’re feeling, maybe walk your way through a process, a tutorial or webinar.
Let’s go to the computer. You started the click new meeting.
At this point, you get to see my fluffy face. Now we get to go full screen, so you get to see my face. I’m talking to the webcam and this is Zoom.
Now, if you’ve never used Zoom before, that’s perfectly fine. Most people ever found it pretty much in the last month. Now you do.
If you go down to the bar down here, what you can do is have a look at what participants is in here.
You can invite people, you can control who happens to be in here.
So if there’s someone in the meeting, you want to mute them. If you just want to talk to yourself, then you can do so.
You can screen share by using the little button down here and you pick a screen.
This is available. You will see in this case, it moves me to the right-hand side of the screen and I can draw things, so anyone in the meeting will be able to see this.
Or if I have a screen open like Facebook, for example, or a browser, I can share that browser, and then once again, I am in the top right-hand corner, you can see all my tabs and stuff like that. You can see my channel analytics.
Now, one thing you can do is live stream. What you do is go into your settings, go to “Profile” and “View Advanced Features.”
Now in your settings, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom, just above the email settings, keep going, keep going, keep going. There’s an email notification and just above you see: “Allow live streaming meetings.”
You click over, you can choose what platforms you want to live stream to. Facebook, for example, or YouTube. You can do Facebook and YouTube, or you could do “Workplace by Facebook,” or you can use a custom-streaming service, which is here.
See, I’m going to click “Facebook” for this time and I click “Save.”
I’ll go back to the Zoom. I click “New Meeting.”
I enter full screen. You will now see under more options “Live on Facebook.”
So once you’ve got everybody in, you’ve invited them in, you are ready, you’ve got all of your graphics and stuff like that, you click “Live on Facebook.”
It will ask you to choose what timeline you want to share it onto, your timeline, a group, an event, share to a page that you manage.
I’m going to share on my timeline, then it connects Zoom to Facebook Live.
And if you use the new Live producer, when you click “Next,” you can use a key stream, you can use paired encoder.
Click “Next” and “Done.”
You will now see here, this is what I was talking about two or three seconds ago.
You can see here that the audio quality is 126.4 kilobytes per second. You can see the video is 2.1 megabits per second, and as you click on the arrow down here, you can have a look at all of the important coding settings.
My stream is in the bottom right-hand corner, and as you can see here, it goes.
What you would do on the left-hand side is fill in the name, the title and the description of the live stream.
You choose whether or not it goes to Friends or to Public, and where you want to share it to: Timeline, page you manage, or a group.
When you’re ready to live stream from Zoom to Facebook or YouTube, or anywhere else, you click “Go Live” and you are done.
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