Photo of four people using Messenger Rooms

Hosting From Home

With Facebook Live broadcasts, your community can instantly comment, react, or just follow along. Here, you’ll find resources and details on how to utilize Facebook tools to make your online graduation ceremony more fun and engaging for your graduates. There are lots of elements you can include in your event to make this online graduation stand out, and support the Class of 2020.

Step 1 - How to be a great host

Get excitement going

Encourage Facebook Live audience members and graduates to participate and engage, and reply to them by name. Event speakers can also engage with viewers through live comments.

Plan ahead

Have your schedule locked down ahead of time, and ensure all speakers have the necessary information so they will be ready to go. Remember to allocate a few minutes for attendees to join the broadcast before starting.

Widen your reach

Cross post the broadcast to related school pages to ensure students, their family, and friends know about the live video.

Step 2 - Make it interactive

Pin great comments and congratulatory messages to the top of the chat.


Learn to manage comments, in the event of a comment that is better left unseen.

Step 3 - Have fun

These are uncertain times, and your students may be feeling disappointed by missing their physical graduation ceremony. Together we can make the most out of this day, and give the Class of 2020 something special to look back on.

Step 4 - Save the day

When your Facebook Live broadcast is wrapped, the video will continue to be available at the same link so students can rewatch or send to those who couldn’t join. Share the ceremony to Instagram TV to keep the celebrations going.

Using Facebook Live

Step 5 - Avoiding copyrighted material

Facebook’s Terms of Service do not allow people to post content that violates someone else’s intellectual property rights, including copyright and trademark.


Use of commercial music without appropriate clearances could result in the stream being removed from Facebook. This can happen accidentally if your stream includes background music. Feel free to use our free globally licensed library of music and sound effects.

Step 6 - Our policies

Our Community Standards apply to live video, just as they do with other types of content on Facebook. Content that violates our policies will be removed. If you are broadcasting from a Page, Group or Event, our Pages, Groups and Events policies apply to you. If you are posting branded content, you must comply with our Branded Content policies. We define branded content as a creator or publisher's content that features or is influenced by a business partner for an exchange of value.

To help personalize content, tailor and measure ads, and provide a safer experience, we use cookies. By clicking or navigating the site, you agree to allow our collection of information on and off Facebook through cookies. Learn more, including about available controls: Cookies policy