Why and How To Stream from ZOOM to YouTube LIVE, and FACEBOOK LIVE


However, it’s not to brag or any of that, and I used Zoom before 2020. What can I say? I’m a trend-setter. From the beginning of the year 2019, I was making use of it for work-related meetings as well … was it was just for meetings at work. Then, the pandemic began, and I started using it to host family movie nights (“On the number 3 everyone played !”), online hangouts”) and book clubs.

The pandemic has changed Zoom from a conference-only workplace software into an all-place software for conferencing. It’s not surprising that many people are seeking ways to enhance Zoom’s capabilities even more, for instance, via Zoom streaming live, i.e., stream their Zoom meetings on other platforms to reach a larger group of people. If this is you, then you’re in the right place! In this blog post, GoViral will explain why you may wish to stream your Zoom meeting on Facebook Live or YouTube Liveset up Zoom Livestreaming using these two platforms, and the times when you should think about alternatives to live streaming to Zoom.


There are many reasons to livestream using Zoom into Facebook Live, YouTube Live, or any other streaming service, but the most well-known are:

  • No downloads are required. Though it’s possible to participate in the Zoom meeting via browsers, Zoom discourages this -by prompting users to install and download their particular software to participate in an event. It even requires hosts to enable the joining feature manually through a browser. Facebook and YouTube, however, don’t need users to sign up for accounts or download any software.
  • Reach out to an existing audience: If you already have an audience on Facebook or YouTube, it is logical to engage with them on this platform, rather than encouraging them to join your other platforms and increasing the chances that they’ll leave.
  • Large audiences can be reached: On a related note, Zoom limits the number of people that can participate in a Zoom meeting. The most costly Zoom plan is limited to 500 people (though you can increase this number for a fee). If you’re looking to reach a larger crowd you’d like to go or invite, then you’ll have to be able to broadcast your Zoom meeting to a different platform with no restrictions on the audience.
  • Stream interviews or panels because Zoom is a video conferencing software created to help facilitate interviews, conversations, and discussion. If you’re interested in streaming this kind of content to Facebook or YouTube, Zoom makes it possible.
  • Upload streams later: Facebook and YouTube automatically release stream videos when streams are over. In contrast, Zoom requires hosts to allow recording of meetings and then make those recordings available to anyone who wishes to view them in the future.


Fortunately, live streaming via Zoom for Facebook and Zoom for YouTube is easy, and I will break it down into step-by-step instructions.


Whatever platform you choose to stream on first, you need to make live streaming available through your Zoom account. This is this feature only available for the paid Zoom accounts. Log into your Zoom account, click My Account, and select Settings. Click in the Meeting (Advanced), then turn to Allow Live streaming of meetings. Select every box below this option, and then click Save.


  • Begin your meeting and connect the meeting to Facebook: Start a Zoom meeting like you usually would. You can click the More (ellipsis button) at the bottom of the screen and follow by clicking live to join the discussion on Facebook.
  • Choose the Facebook destination you want to stream: A Facebook window will appear with options for stream destination. Select where you’d like to rush your Zoom meetings, such as the timeline, the newsfeed (your timeline), a friend’s or an event, a group, or a page you own.
  • Begin your livestream on Facebook Live Producer. Facebook is now showing you a live stream preview of your Zoom conference. Input the title and description of your meeting, then adjust the settings as necessary before clicking “Go Live.” There should be a Live notice at the upper left corner of the Zoom window.
  • Stop streaming: When you’re ready to end broadcasting your Zoom meeting on Facebook, click More Again (in the lower right-hand corner of Zoom). Then select end lives stream. (You’ll still have to finish your Zoom meeting the same way you usually would.)


  • Begin your meeting, and then link your session on YouTube: Start a Zoom meeting in the same way you usually do. You can click for More (ellipsis button) at the bottom of the screen and follow by clicking live on YouTube.
  • Choose your YouTube account on Google or YouTube: A Google window will open that offers account settings. Select the Google account for the YouTube channel you would like to broadcast. After that, you’ll need to grant Zoom access to your Google account.
  • Name your stream and select to set the privacy settings: Enter a title for your Zoom session; choose to make your privacy public unlisted, public, or private, then hit to go live. You should see a Live notice at the top left corner of your Zoom window.
  • End your stream: When it’s time to end streaming your Zoom meeting on YouTube, click More Again (in Zoom’s lower right corner) and choose end live stream. (You’ll have to close your Zoom meeting the same way you usually would.)

HOW to LIVESTREAM A ZOOM MEETING Utilizing a bespoke live streaming service

If you’d like to schedule a Zoom meeting in advance and then also prepare it for stream live on Facebook and YouTube (thereby creating an easily shared URL before the livestream begins) or to stream the Zoom meeting to another streaming service, you’ll require this feature of Zoom’s “custom live streaming service” option instead. It allows you to connect Zoom to virtually any streaming service with credentials for RTMP. This is how to set it up:

  • Find and copy your RTMP credentials for the streaming platform of your choice.
    • If you’re on Facebook, visit Creator Studio and click “Create Post,” After that, click Go Live. Select the Facebook page you’d like to stream live from your Zoom meeting. By default, your Live Producer will choose the option to go live Now. Choose the option to schedule a Live Video instead. Add a description, title, and image, and select dates and times you’ll stream your conference. Take your key for streaming from the stream key setup section.
    • When you’re on YouTube, log in to your account, click on the video camera icon at the upper right corner, and click Live stream. Then click to schedule your stream. Add a description, title, and photo; select your privacy settings and the appropriate category and choose the date, time, and location you’ll stream your event. Choose to create a stream. Copy the stream’s URL and key from the Settings for Streams section.
    • It is also possible to schedule streaming across nearly any other platform. Copy the RTMP platform’s login credentials (stream keys and the URL) with Zoom.


  • Set up your meeting with Zoom and then enter details for your account: Schedule a Zoom meeting with the same time and date and hit to save. The following (meeting info) page goes to the Live streaming section. Click the adjust the live streaming settings link. Input the credentials for your stream that you have just transferred from the streaming platform and the URL of the channel or page you plan to stream. Then click “Save.”
  • Get started with the Zoom meeting and connect the platform you are using: A couple of minutes before the time of your timed Zoom meeting and the scheduled stream begins, you can start the Zoom meeting. Go to More (ellipsis option) at the bottom of the screen and then select Custom Live streaming service. Since you’ve already filled in your credentials for streaming at the end of the process, the streaming platform will be linked automatically.
    • View and begin your stream using your preferred streaming platform. Zoom should open up a loading page that will take you to an overview of the stream (whether it’s on the Live Producer on your Facebook Live Creator, your YouTube Live Dashboard, or another streamer). You can confirm that you’d like to stream live on the web page.
    • End your stream: When it’s time to end streaming your Zoom meeting, click “More again (in the bottom right corner of Zoom) and then stop live streaming. (You’ll still have to finish your Zoom meeting the same way you usually would.)

When should you consider a LIVESTREAMING MODERNITY IN ZOOM?

If you’re taking the extra measures to join Zoom’s videoconferencing program on Facebook or YouTube, it’s worth thinking about whether or not you’re running the correct software. If you intend to livestream on Facebook, YouTube, or other sites, you might be better off using simple software for live streaming that is designed to accomplish precisely that. Here are some instances that you might want to consider making use of a dedicated live streaming program like Switcher Studio instead:

  • You’ll need a live streaming solution that works on mobile: Though Zoom has a mobile application, it’s still, first and foremost, a desktop app. Switcher Studio is a mobile live streaming program that can be used in conjunction with iPhones and iPads. It’s created to stream live from any place.
  • It is necessary to record multiple camera angles. There’s no method to capture different angle shots of the exact subject during a Zoom meeting, for example, demos and tours, how-tos, etc. You’ll need to sign into multiple Zoom accounts across several computers. Switcher allows you to connect more than nine iPhone and iPad cameras in one report, allowing you to capture different angles in the same area for your streaming.
  • You’re looking to brand or edit your stream: Every Zoom gathering … appears like a Zoom meeting. If you stream the Zoom meeting on another platform, you’ll always see the Zoom logo on the bottom. The switcher lets you create your livestream to reflect your branding. You can add logos, text titles and overlays, videos that have been prerecorded graphics, and much more.
  • It’s streaming anything other than a conversation. On this side, Zoom does not exist to be used for occasions, marketing content, tours, demonstrations, classes, and much more. It’s made for video conferencing and meetings and excels in that regard. However, the capabilities are rather insufficient.