How to Schedule a Facebook Live Broadcast

Learn how to create a Facebook Live broadcast in advance. This is designed to work with professional streaming software (such as Wirecast, OBS, and such).

Scheduling your live broadcast ahead of time gives several advantages:

  1. You get a dedicated page for your live broadcast, which you can promote with the unique URL or update the 307 temporary redirect for your own /live URL on your domain.
  2. Build anticipation for your live event.
  3. You can let your audience opt in to a reminder for when you go live.
  4. Fans can comment on the video ahead of time, which you can incorporate into your presentation.

I recommend bookmarking your “Video Library” URL, to save a couple steps in this process for scheduling live events. This URL will look like: