How to Live Stream On Facebook with Dacast


Many broadcasters choose to live stream over Facebook with Dacast in order to maximize their viewership. To do so, you have three options: use a social share code, use multi-destination streaming, or use Switchboard Live.

Option 1: Dacast Multi-Destination Feature

Simulcast enables you to stream on multiple platforms simultaneously. This guide will show you how to simulcast to Facebook, YouTube, Twitch or any other RTMP destination from the Dacast app. To Set Up Simulcasting, log in to your Dacast account, then select an existing live stream channel or create a new channel.

Go to the engagement tab of your live stream channel, scroll down and look “Simulcast”, then click the Connect button to select new stream destinations.

You have several destinations available from Dacast: 

  • YouTube 
  • Facebook 
  • Twitch 
  • Any RTMP platform

Once logged into your Facebook page or profile, click on “Live video” from your homepage.

You can choose between Go Live and Create Live Video Event. For this example, you can click on Go Live.

Now choose Streaming Software. You can see and copy your Stream key.

Copy/Paste this stream key to your Dacast live stream engagement tab. Click on the Connect button to display the modal below. Once Facebook has been chosen as a destination, save your choice so it will be added.

Your live stream is now connected to Facebook. 

As soon as you’ll be streaming using your usual encoder, you’ll also be streaming on Facebook.

Option 2: Use the Dacast iFrame Social Share Code

Start by setting up your live stream or uploading an on-demand video. Navigate to the live stream or video that you would like to share. Scroll down the page to the Share settings and copy the “Share Link”:

Next, go to Facebook and start to make a post, either on your own wall or on your organization’s page. You also have the option to post on a friend’s wall. Paste the Share Link into the post and the title and splash screen of your video content should appear.  You can add a caption to this if you want. When added, viewers can click a play icon in your post and launch the stream or the video in a new tab.

Option 3: Dacast and Switchboard Live Partnership

If you have a paying account with Switchboard Live, you can set up a live stream simultaneously to Dacast and Facebook in just a few clicks. You can access the video tutorial here. Any questions or need help/access to this feature? Please contact us. Not yet a Dacast user, and interested in trying Dacast risk-free for 14 days? Sign up today to get started.

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Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.