If you’ve been a fan of watching streams for some time now, you might be considering starting live streaming yourself, as a hobby, or even as a potential career path.
Today, I will teach you how to get Facebook Live stream key.
Facebook Stream Key for Personal Profile
* Go to Facebook Homepage;
* Find “What’s on your mind” tab and click “Live Video”;
* In the “Get Started” tab, click on the “Use Stream Key”;
* Search for your stream key in the Live Stream Setup;
* Copy it and paste in your streaming software;
Stream Key for Facebook Gaming Page
* On your Gaming Page, click “Manage Page” tab and go to Creator Studio;
* Find “Post something…” and tap the “Go Live” button;
* In the “Get Started” window find and click “Use Stream Key”;
* Copy the stream key from the “Live Stream Setup” section;
* Paste the stream key to your streaming software;
So, keep reading and find out everything you need to know about the Facebook stream key. What is it, where to find it, and what is the best course of action if someone gets a hold of it.
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What Is a Stream Key?
The most important thing to know about the Stream Key is that it is the thing that lets your streaming software know where the video of the live stream should be sent to.
The majority of streaming apps and software will require you to enter your Stream Key before you can start recording.
Basically, it is a unique code that is given to every user.
It is used to ensure that your content will be showing up on a variety of streaming apps.
Each Stream key is specific to the account and needed before the start of the live stream.
Stream key is a highly private code, and it is advised that you keep the code for yourself.
Facebook will create a new stream key each time you enter the live stream creator studio.
In case that other people get hold of your live stream key, it can be potentially harmful, as they can use that to live stream anything on your account, and that could get you into a very uncomfortable situation (at best).
As there are several ways that you can live stream on Facebook, there are several ways for finding your stream key on this platform, and we will go through every one step by step so you can find it easily.
How to Get Facebook Live Stream Key
On Facebook, you can live stream either from your personal profile, or from the Creator/Gaming Facebook page, and each of these options will have a different stream key. Here is how to find them.
Stream Key for Personal Profile
Stream Key for Creator/Gaming Page
What Is the Persistent Stream Key?
A term that you might have heard being thrown around is “persistent stream key”.
You might also see it in the Facebook Creator Studio, under Setup Options.
And if you’ve been thinking about what does this mean and should you enable it, here come the answers to that.
As the name suggests, a Persistent stream key is a stream key that can be used an unlimited amount of times, and it won’t change unless you do it yourself.
If you don’t use a persistent stream key, Facebook will create a new and unique code every time you sign back in, and that one will last until you log out of your page or your profile.
It probably sounds very convenient to enable a persistent stream key, however, with the convenience comes less security.
If you always have a new stream key, people will be less likely to use the code and get into your stream.
If you’re only streaming from home, from your own PC, and your home network, you will be in a safer situation and better suited to enable persistent stream key.
But, if you find yourself streaming at a location different than this, disabling the persistent stream key option will be the smartest thing to do.
What Happens If Someone Gets Your Facebook Stream Key and What Should You Do?
Believe it or not, the solution for this seemingly scary problem is actually quite a simple one.
You should just go and change your stream key!
As mentioned before, the stream key stays the same until you either log out or change it yourself.
So if this situation happens, change the stream key!
Here are the steps on how to do this: