Hello, me again
You probably saw some Facebook Pages publish Live videos and you thought those videos aren't really Live. Well, you were right.
Facebook Live Video do not have to be live. You are able to stream the PreRecorded videos on your Facebook page.
But why would you do that? Because Live videos get AMAZING reach.
I'll show you an example. Screenshot below is Live video from my 48K big Facebook Page.
When I publish ordinary video there, I get 4-5K reach on average, so I decided to play a little with Facebook Live feature and found the way to add prerecorded video as a Live. As you can see in the screenshot, in just one hour, this Live video reached almost 18K people. It's 3x more than what I usually get for post in total.
So, how to do this?
Here are the steps:
What you need is this software:
OBS Studio - Google it, download and install it. Open the software and minimize it.
Open your Facebook page in your browser. Go to Videos, click on Video Library button. You'll see +Live button. Click on it. New window will popup. Copy the Stream key. Leave that window open.
Open OBS Studio, Go to File > Settings > Stream. Choose Facebook Live and add your Stream Key. Click OK.
In OBS Studio, you'll see Scenes section at the bottom of the Window. Add new Scene (click on + to add it), name it however you want. Now move to Sources section, click on + and add your source (use VLC Video Source). You will be asked to add file you want to stream, choose the file from your computer. Click on Start Streaming.
Open your browser again, we're now where we left off, on the Stream key window, click on Next button. Now you should be able to add Status/Title for your video and that's it. You can go Live!
Also, when you do all this and start the stream, don't forget to turn on Invite tool in Mass Planner, select your page and check "Also invite users who liked posts to like your page" since you will probably get a lot of reactions from Facebook users who aren't your fans yet and this way they will be invited to like your page.
EDIT: Here's how you can setup live voting counter on your videos:
You can thank me later, now go get higher reach on your page