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How to Embed Facebook Live on Your Website

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How to Embed Facebook Live on Your Website

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Facebook is one of the most popular platforms for churches to livestream their services. It’s free, easy to get started, and available for virtually any church that has a Facebook Page.

 

If you want to take advantage of the benefits of embedding Facebook Live on your church website, here is a quick tutorial on how to do just that.

Method #1 – Facebook Live Producer

If you are using OBS or similar software to connect to Facebook Live, you are probably familiar with using Facebook Live Producer. One of the benefits of using Facebook Live Producer to manage your livestream is that you can get the embed code before you go live. This allows you to update your website without waiting for the stream to start.

 

Here’s a step by step walkthrough on how to find the embed code in Facebook Live Producer:

1. Under the “Settings” panel, click “Stream“.

2. Make sure that “Embed live video” is on.

3. Click the “Get Embed Code” button.

4. Select your desired video size and click the “Copy Embed Code” button.

5. Paste the embed code into your website.

Your website visitors will now be able to watch your service right on your website.

Method #2 – Get the embed code from the video

When you use a hardware encoder, a restreaming service, or a mobile device, you might not use Facebook Live Producer for your livestream. If that is the case, you can still get the embed code for your livestream. This method works regardless of whether or not you use Live Producer, but the downside is that you can’t get your embed code until after you go live.

 

Here’s a step by step walkthrough on how to find the embed code for your live videos:

1. Open your live video, and under the post actions button, click “Embed“. Note that you will only see the embed option if the video audience is set to Public.

2. Copy the embed code.

3. Paste the embed code into your website.

Your website visitors will now be able to watch your service right on your website.

Method #3 – Use a Plugin

While the above 2 methods work great, this is a manual process that you will have to do every time you start a new livestream. However, if your church is one of the 455 million websites that is built on WordPress, there is a plugin that can automate this entire process for you. WP Livestream is a WordPress plugin that automatically embeds your livestream on your website. It allows you to customize what is shown to your visitors when you are offline and can also alert them when you go live with site-wide notifications. Click here to learn more and say goodbye to manually copying/pasting embed codes every week!

 

If Facebook Live is the primary platform your church uses to livestream your services, take advantage of one of the above methods to embed your next Facebook Live on your website.

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