Live Stream a Zoom Meeting

Standard zoom meetings support up to 300 seats. The college supports a limited amount of webinars/meeting licenses that can hold 500-1000 seats. These licenses would require special permission and IT support to set up. One easy way to reach a larger audience is to live stream zoom meetings to YouTube or Facebook. The only requirement is to have a YouTube or Facebook account to stream to. 

Enable live streaming for the meetings that you host

  1. Sign in to the
  2. Click Account Management > Settings.
  3. Toggle Allow live streaming the meetings under In Meeting (Advanced), and enable Youtube or Facebook. (It is not recommended to use Workplace by Facebook or Custom Live Streaming)

    Note: If the option is grayed out, it has been locked at either the Group or Account level, and you will need to contact your Information Technology to make changes.

Streaming a Meeting to YouTube

  1. Start the Meeting.
  2. In the Meeting Controls, click More.


  1. Click Live on YouTube
  2. Log in to YouTube.


  1. After you authenticate successfully, the following page displays:


  1. Specify the following settings on the Broadcasting to YouTube Live page:
    • Zoom title on YouTube
      Automatically populated with the Zoom topic. Navigate to the text box to change it.
    • Privacy
      You can choose Public, Unlisted, or Private.
  2. Click the Go Live! button.
  3. You will now see a progress bar, letting you know that your session is being prepared for streaming.
  4. Wait for the notification from the Zoom client that your Meeting is Live on YouTube, then begin your Meeting.
  5. Streaming stops when you end the meeting, or click More then Stop Live Stream in the meeting controls.

Streaming a meeting to Facebook

  1. Start your meeting.
  2. In the meeting controls, click More.
  3. Click Live on Facebook.
  4. Your default browser will open and you will be prompted to log into Facebook if you aren't already logged in.
  5. Sign in to Facebook.
  6. Choose where on Facebook you would like to Go Live.
  7. Click Next.
    • If you are not able to start the live stream, clear your browser's cache and cookies, then try again.
    • Zoom does not support the new Facebook Live Producer. If you see a notification to try the new Live Producer, click Dismiss.
  8. When you are ready to start the broadcast on Facebook, click Go Live.
  9. Wait for the notification from the Zoom client that your Meeting is Live on Facebook, then begin your Meeting.
  10. Streaming stops when you end the meeting or click the Stop Streaming icon on the Zoom client.

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