How to Go Live on Facebook?

by Khadija Anwar
3 minutes
How To Go Live On Facebook

Live streaming enables you to create and share content instantly. Facebook Live helps engage with audiences at the very moment.

If you are looking to go live on Facebook, here are a few easy steps to follow. 

Go Live From Mobile Phone:

Step 1:

Open Facebook App

Tap the “Live” recording icon just below what’s on your mind

tap live

Step 2:

Once the live tab opens, tap “Go Live”

go live

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Step 3:

If you want to add effects, stickers, descriptions, or content to your live video

Select the highlighted editing options on the right-hand side


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Step 4:

Change the outlook & privacy of Facebook Live video by clicking on the friend’s/privacy icon on the top of the screen.

change friend's privacy_cleanup

You can select or change your audience for live streaming

change advance settings

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Step 5:

For advanced setup, tap the “Hamburger icon” on the right-hand side bottom 


You can invite friends, create polls, add descriptions, and check-ins.

Once setup is complete, tap “Go live.”

tap go live

Here’s a recap of the above

Go live from PC:

Step 1:

Open Facebook app

Click “Live video” below “what’s on your mind?” 

tap live video

Step 2:

On this page, you can set content sharing & privacy at the left-hand-side bar.


Further you are given the option to “Go live” or you can “create a live video event”, select the “Go live” category.


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Step 3:

Once you set editing and sharing privacy, click “Go Live.”



Here’s a preview of the steps mentioned above.


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How long can you go live on Facebook?

The limit changes depending on which device you are using. For example, on mobile and PC, the limit time for live streaming is 8 hours. 

Can anyone go live on Facebook?

Yes, anyone with an authorized account can go live on Facebook. 

Can you go live on Facebook desktop?

Yes, you can go live on the Facebook desktop. Click live record and start your live streaming. 

Khadija Anwar

Meet Khadija Anwar, an accomplished tech writer with over 500 published write-ups to her name. Her impressive portfolio can be found on the ContentStudio blog, LinkedIn, and the Fiverr platform.

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