Facebook Live API Best Practices

Check out this article below from facebook about their best API practices when live streaming on facebook. If you live stream on facebook and want to improve your stream keep reading.

From developers.facebook.com

It is important to note the following specs for Facebook's live video streaming product and API. This documentation will be actively updated to reflect developments of the product.

  • Technical Recommendations and Tips
  • Technical Specs
  • Error Codes

Technical Recommendations and Tips

  1. While it's possible to insert previously recorded video into a live stream, we highly recommend that you exclusively show live content during live videos. This ensures that live content remains live.

  2. Broadcast for longer periods of time to reach more people. The longer you broadcast, the more likely people are to discover and share your video with their friends on Facebook. We recommend that you go live for at least 10 minutes, though you can stay live for up to 4 hours.

  3. Tag your location! When you add your location to a live video, that gives a greater chance that you'll appear on the Facebook Live Map!

  4. For optimal security of your streams, we recommend using the RTMPS stream URL and key. This will encrypt your live stream...read more

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