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Preparing for graduation day

This guide will help you prepare in advance of the ceremony so it runs smoothly. It will also cover common issues so you feel prepared for potential troubleshooting. A public Facebook Live broadcast is accessible to everyone - even people who do not have a Facebook account. All they need is the URL.

Step 1 - Ensure a high-quality livestream

You can broadcast your Facebook Live event on mobile or use more professional equipment for higher quality and more creative flexibility. Live Producer makes it simple to manage a connected camera and encoding software. The quality of your stream depends on your internet connection speed. Go live when you have a strong connection (use Wi-Fi instead of your phone's cellular data whenever possible). Learn how to broadcast an event successfully.

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Step 2 - Let others know how they can view

For public events, Anyone with the URL will be able to access the live video.

Embed the Facebook Live broadcast on a website or blog. You can find the Embed code under Facebook Live Producer settings, and control whether or not your live stream can be embedded by others.


Friends and family of graduates can watch the event on their TV using the Facebook Watch TV app. The video will remain available on the same link for those who cannot attend in real-time.


If people cannot attend the event in real-time, suggest they view the video after the broadcast has ended to which will be available on the same link.

Step 3 - Bring on additional speakers to engage with your school community

School commencements oftentimes have multiple speakers to share words of wisdom for the graduation class. Live With allows you to invite another speaker into your live video, even if you’re not in the same place.


Keep in mind, you can only go live with one person at a time but can remove and add different speakers to your video throughout the Facebook Live broadcast.

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