What is Continuous Streaming?

When you choose to stream your event to Facebook, an important factor to consider is the length of your broadcast. This will impact how you configure your settings.

By default, Facebook has a time limit of eight (8) hours per livestream. This means that if you are live for more than four hours, your stream will be cut off and will post as a video-on-demand (VOD).

If you anticipate that your event will last for longer than 8 hours, such as a telethon or a conference, you can enable Continuous Streaming before going live to Facebook.

To do so, tap the red button on the live production screen to open the stream configuration screen.

Select Facebook as your provider, then select your streaming destination (either your Profile, a Page, or a Group). A small gearwheel will appear alongside your selected destination; tap this to open more settings.

At the bottom of this screen is the option for Continuous Streaming. Toggling this setting on will allow your stream to stay live for a long time.

When you turn on Continuous Streaming, your VOD will not save on your Facebook timeline. It can save on your microSD card provided there is enough space available.

If saving VODs on your timeline is essential to your event, the other option is to turn Continuous Streaming off, and manually stop and restart your broadcast. When a broadcast ends, the 8-hour limit refreshes and you can go live again for another four hours without losing your VODs.

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