Zoom is one of the most user-friendly video conferencing platforms. It allows you to set up virtual meetings with just a few clicks. The best part is that you can stream your Zoom meetings directly on Facebook, YouTube, and other video platforms separately or simultaneously without any technical expertise.
We’ve laid out simple steps to stream fitness webinars and group calls on each of these popular platforms. We’ll also show you how to use third-party software to stream zoom fitness classes on Facebook and youtube
Note that there will be an approximately 20-seconds lag between the Zoom video and the streaming on Facebook or YouTube. Also, the commenting channels are not centralized – comments shared on any one of the platforms will be seen only by others on that platform.
As such, you might want to keep the windows of either or both platforms open during the streaming to view comments. In this case, you’d want to mute the platform’s audio to prevent distractions from echoes.
Zoom fitness classes on Facebook and Youtube
Here’s what you need to know first before you go on Facebook or YouTube to begin setting up your live streaming.
To stream Zoom video meetings on YouTube or Facebook, you need:
- A paid Zoom account
- Windows 4.4 and above or MacOS 4.4 and above
- A Facebook or YouTube account with live video streaming option activated
To begin setting up your video stream on either platforms, first, you need to adjust your Zoom meeting settings based on the platforms you want to stream on.
You can do this in a few steps:
1. Sign into your zoom account, and then go to “Account Management > Account Settings”
2. Hit the “Meeting” tab in the ‘In Meeting (Advanced) section, and then click on “Allow live streaming of meetings”. In the menu next to this field, Select either Facebook or YouTube, and then hit ‘Save’.
To begin setting up webinars on either platforms, you also need to adjust your Zoom meeting settings accordingly.
Follow these few steps:
1. Sign into your zoom account, and then click on “Account Management > Account Settings”.
2. Go to the “In Meeting (Advanced) section and toggle the “Allow Live streaming of Webinars” button. You’ll then find a checklist of platforms you can stream on. Check either Facebook or YouTube, and then click “Save”.
How to Stream Zoom Webinars and Live Videos on YouTube
1. Log into your Zoom account, and then start the live streaming or webinar.
2. Open the “More” menu in the meeting/webinar tool bar, and then select “Live on YouTube”.
3. Next, you’ll be taken to the YouTube login page. Login and select the YouTube channel you want to stream to.
4. Fill out the Zoom meeting title field, and adjust the privacy settings to either Public, Unlisted, or private.
6. To launch the event, click the “Go Live!” button.
7. Wait for the progress bar to fill up as the platform begins to prepare the launch. After the streaming goes live on YouTube, you also need to wait for the Zoom client to notify you that your Video call is live on YouTube.
8. To end the session, go to ”More” on the meeting control panel of the Zoom app and then select “Stop Live Stream > end meeting”.
How to Stream Zoom Webinars and Live Videos on Facebook
1. Log into your Zoom account and then start your live video or webinar.
2. In the meeting/webinar windows, head over to the “More” menu on the control panel, and then click on “Live on Facebook”
3. You’ll be redirected to your Facebook login page on your default browser. Note, when you log in, Facebook might display this error message:
“This endpoint is deprecated and will not be accessible once the next Graph API version is released. Please use the Live API instead.” Simply ignore it.
4. Select the Timeline, Group or Pages on Facebook that you want to stream to, specify the title of the event and other relevant settings, and then select ‘Next’.
5. Wait for Facebook to finish loading the streaming session. When you’re ready to begin streaming, click “Go Live!”. Now, wait for the Zoom client to notify you that your video streaming is Live on Facebook, and then begin your video call.
6. To end the video call or webinar, click on the “More” option on the Zoom app’s meeting control dashboard, and then click “Stop streaming”.
How To stream Zoom Fitness Classes on Facebook and YouTube Simultaneously
Zoom can only share video feeds on one platform per time. So for this part, you need to use a third-party software that receives video streams from Zoom and then rebroadcasts them to YouTube and Facebook simultaneously. In this guide, we’ll be using Restream.io. So for this, you’ll be needing:
- A paid restream.io account (costs about $19/month)
- An active Facebook group page with destinations you want to stream to turned on
- An active YouTube channel with destinations turned on
Use the details of the last two requirements to set up your paid restream.io account, and then follow these next few steps to begin streaming your Zoom fitness classes on Facebook and YouTube:
1. Log into your Zoom account and then go to “Settings > In Meeting Settings > Advanced > Live Streaming > Custom Live Streaming Service”
2. Next, you’ll find text fields where you need to insert your RTMP URL, stream key, and YouTube URL. Once you enter these, you’re set to begin your live streaming to Facebook and YouTube.
3. To begin the meeting, open the “More” menu on the control panel, click on “Custom Live Stream Server”, copy and paste the required codes in the right order, and then click on the “Go Live!” button. Your video stream will now be sent to Restream, which will then redistribute it to your set Facebook page and YouTube channel.