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How to set up a live stream
In order to live stream on Blink, you'll need to make sure you've enabled your YouTube channel for live streaming and verify your channel. For more help with YouTube, check out this article.
On your YouTube page in the upper right, click Create📽️and then Go Live.
From the left menu, select Webcam 📷.
The Create stream window will appear where you'll need to enter all required information:
First, enter the Details which include the Title, Description, Category, Thumbnail, Playlist, Audience, and a few other options. Only the Title and Audience are specifically required.
Click next to move on to Customization options which include Live Chat, Participant modes, and Message delay.
By clicking next again, you'll get to the final set of options called Visibility. This is where you set the privacy of your video to be Private, Unlisted, or Public. You can also schedule your stream for a specific date and time in the future. Unlisted is the best option to select here as only people you specifically share the link with will be able to access the live stream.
Once this information has been entered to your liking, click on Share and the option to copy a video link will appear. You can share this link in a Feed post or a message in Chat; however, it's important to remember that the video won't be accessible until you've hit the Go Live button on YouTube.
If you decide to add the video to a Feed post, you can set the audience and add an intro if you'd like to. Don't forget that you can also schedule a Feed post so you could schedule it for the specific date and time of your live stream.
How do I set up my YouTube account?
For assistance with your YouTube account, we recommend starting with this article and/or contacting their support team.
What if I want to live stream from a different platform?
At this time, Blink only supports live streaming via YouTube; however, we'd recommend reaching out to our support team for assistance as they may still be able to help find an option to meet your needs.
What happens if I set my video's visibility to "Private"?
If a video is set to Private, it will not be viewable from Blink via a video link or any other platform/system you share it on. You can share a private link with specific individuals via email, but they will only be able to view the live stream directly from YouTube.
Where can I get help formatting my Feed post?