Important Update: New Facebook Live Streaming Requirements

At Streamlabs, we strive to ensure that our software and features adhere to the policies of the services and platforms that we integrate with. Starting on June 10th, 2024, Facebook introduced some changes that may affect your ability to live stream on the platform. 

These changes are part of Facebook's efforts to control the spread of potentially harmful content and maintain a safe streaming environment for all users while on the platform. Keep reading for more details. 

New Changes to Facebook

Below are the key changes that came to Facebook live streaming on June 10.

Account Age Requirement: Your Facebook account must be at least 60 days old to use the Facebook Live feature.

Follower Requirement for Pages and Professional Profiles: For creators and businesses using Pages or professional mode for profiles, you must have at least 100 followers to live stream on Facebook.

Other Recent Facebook Changes

Facebook Group Streaming: You cannot go live to Facebook Groups directly, but can go live using custom RTMP from your broadcast software. Learn how to set up custom RTMP destinations in Streamlabs Desktop.

Game Tag Updating: The Facebook/Meta API no longer supports Game tags via integration. In order to update your game tags start your stream and update your Game in Facebook.

What to Do in the Meantime

With these changes, below are some actions you should consider taking going forward if you are affected by them.

Stay Active on the Platform: To meet the 60-day requirement, ensure your account is active and engage with your audience regularly. This can also help you familiarize yourself with the platform's features and connect with and build your audience in other ways. 

Grow Your Follower Base: If you use pages or professional profiles, focus on increasing your followers to meet the 100-follower minimum by engaging and sharing content via the currently available features such as feed posts and Facebook Reels.

Diversify Your Streaming: Consider streaming on other platforms to maintain your audience and reach while ensuring your Facebook account meets the new requirements. If it makes sense for your content and audience, try multistreaming to maximize your reach. 

Follow Facebook Guidelines: Continue to adhere to Facebook's community guidelines to avoid disrupting your ability to stream or your account being flagged.

Rest assured, we will provide updates and guidance as more information becomes available. Thank you for being a valued member of the Streamlabs community!

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