You can stream a Zoom meeting or webinar to Facebook by connecting Zoom to your Facebook account directly or by using a custom streaming destination. You can either use Zoom’s native live streaming feature, which requires a paid Zoom account, or live stream with a basic Zoom account using OBS Studio and Restream.

Stream Zoom to Facebook

Before you can stream your Zoom meeting to Facebook Live, you must enable live streaming, which requires a paid Zoom account.

  1. Sign in to your Zoom account and click Settings.
  2. Click the Meeting tab, then click In Meeting (Advanced).
  3. Enable Allow livestreaming of meetings.
  4. Check the box for Facebook from the platform options.
  5. Click Save.

To start streaming your Zoom meeting or webinar on Facebook, you first need to start your webinar or meeting.

  1. On the bottom panel containing all the meeting/webinar controls, click More.
  2. Click Live on Facebook and then sign in to your Facebook account in the new browser window that opens. [Note that Zoom does not work with the newest Facebook Live Producer, so if you see a message prompting you to switch to the Live API, ignore it.]
  3. Choose where you want to stream on Facebook (profile, page, group, etc.)
  4. Click Next.
  5. Wait for Facebook to load the live stream and click Go Live on Facebook.
  6. Start your meeting or webinar on Zoom.

Multistream from Zoom to Facebook and other social platforms simultaneously

If you want to multistream your Zoom meeting or webinar to other social platforms in addition to Facebook Live, you can use Restream’s multistreaming service. You can connect your Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and other accounts to Restream so that you can broadcast to those channels simultaneously.

  1. Log in to your Restream account.
  2. On the Restream dashboard, click Add Destination at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the Facebook Live icon and then select whether you want to stream to a Facebook page, profile or group.
  4. Enter your Facebook credentials to give Restream access and set the visibility of your streams as public.
  5. Repeat this process for each channel you want to add to Restream.
Adding Facebook to Resteam

Once your accounts are connected to Restream, you need to ensure live streaming is enabled for your Zoom account. If it’s not, follow the “Stream Zoom to Facebook” instructions above to enable it. Then, you’ll need to set up a custom live streaming destination in Zoom.

  1. Schedule a Zoom meeting by clicking Schedule in the top-right corner. Enter your meeting details and click Save.
  2. On the meeting management page, scroll to the section called Live Streaming and click Configure Custom Streaming Service.
  3. In the window that pops up, you’ll need to enter a Stream URL, Stream key, and Live streaming page URL from Restream.
  4. Open a new browser tab and log in to your Restream account.
  5. Click Set up for OBS, Zoom, etc.
  6. Copy your RTMP URL and paste it into the Stream URL field on Zoom. Copy the Stream key and paste it into the Stream key field on Zoom.
  7. For Live streaming page URL, enter the URL of one of the channels you want to stream to, such as the URL for your Facebook page. Then click Save.
  8. Start your Zoom meeting.
  9. On the bottom panel containing all the meeting/webinar controls, click More.
  10. Select Live on custom live streaming service from the list of options.

Once your Zoom meeting starts, it will broadcast to all of your selected channels in Restream.

Stream Zoom to Facebook with a free Zoom account

If you don’t have a paid Zoom account, you can still stream a Zoom meeting to Facebook using OBS Studio and Restream.

1. Create a Restream account if you don’t have one.

2. Download OBS Studio if you don’t already have the software installed. It’s free and open source. [If it’s your first time using OBS Studio, you can read our tutorial for the best OBS streaming settings to get started.]

3. Connect your Restream account to OBS Studio by opening OBS and navigating to Settings.

OBS settings button

4. Click the Stream tab on the left side.

OBS stream settings

5. Click - RTMP in the drop-down menu.

6. Click Connect Account. Enter your Restream account credentials.

7. Go to your Restream dashboard and click +Add Channels. From the list of channel options, click Facebook Live. You can also stream to other channels, like YouTube or Twitch, simultaneously using Restream.

8. Enter your Facebook account credentials so Restream has access.

9. Go back to OBS. On the Sources tab, click Add and then select Window Capture. Name the source something like Zoom meeting and click OK. This will let you specify your Zoom meeting as the video source in OBS. If you are streaming from Zoom to Facebook on a Mac, you also need to install an OBS plug-in called iShowU Audio Capture.

OBS window capture feature

10. In the Window drop-down menu, select [Zoom.exe] and click OK.

OBS window capture settings

11. Start your Zoom meeting.

12. In OBS, click Start Streaming and your meeting will be live on your Facebook profile, page or group.

Note that if you use Restream to stream Zoom to Facebook, you must have one of our paid plans to stream to a Facebook page or group.