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How To Create A Private Facebook Live Event

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Do you want to create a private Facebook Live video? Could it be for money-making or for other personal reasons like streaming a Facebook live event for a particular group of friends? Yeah, this article contains steps on how to create a private Facebook Live event.

Live streaming is the new approach to connect or communicate with friends, family, and other audiences on your list. It helps major industries like Entertainment, Education, etc., to broadcast their live events to reach a wider audience. Due to its flexibility and easy access, the Facebook Live event has become a popular choice for many businesses and vloggers.

Making a private Facebook Live event is simple and can be done in different forms; here are the following ways to go about it. But before you start it is key to note some tips before creating a Facebook live event, simply click on this link to know how to properly use Facebook live.

How to make a Private Facebook Live Event on your account on your mobile phone

  1. Open the Facebook app on your mobile device.
  2. Click on the “what’s on your mind?” box.
  3. Just below your name, you will see a box showing your privacy settings. It is mostly set to “public”
  4. Click on the box, a page titled “select privacy” will open. You will be asked to choose who can see your post.
  5. From the options, select “specific friends”.
  6. Search or select them from your friend list how you want to see your live video.
  7. Tap “Go Live”. 

How to make a Private Facebook Live Event on your account on your PC

  1. Open your browser and open the Facebook website. Provide your details and log in.
  2. At the right corner of the “what’s on your mind?” box, you will see three dots.
  3. Click on the dots. A drop-down menu will come up.
  4. Tap “Live video”
  5. At the bottom left corner of the page, you will see your name and profile picture.
  6. Just below your name and picture, you will see a box showing your privacy settings. It is mostly set to “public”.
  7. Click on the box, a page titled “select privacy” will open. You will be asked to choose who can see your post.
  8. From the options, select “specific friends”.
  9. Search or select them from your friend list how you want to see your live video.
  10. At the bottom left corner, tap “Go Live

How to make a Private Facebook Live Event using Private Groups.

Another way to host a free private live stream is to use Facebook private groups. Now that Live event can be shared on Facebook groups you can live stream to a private group of people that you invite which is not available publicity outside of your group. Here’s how;

  1. Create a Facebook group and set it as a private group.
  2. Select the group of people you want on the group by sending them an invite to the page.
  3. On the page, above the “write something” box, select Live video.
  4. Choose how to create a live video. You can go live using your camera, streaming software like OBS, or a paired encoder.
  5. After that is set up, select “Go Live” at the bottom left corner of the page.

How to make a Private Facebook Live Event using the Facebook workplace.

Facebook workplace is a new separate version of Facebook for companies and organizations who want to communicate privately within the organization. It has all the features of the regular Facebook. You can update status, create a post, and share live video and other types of media. So if you are looking to create a private live video event for your employees then Facebook Workplace is your best bet.

Facebook workplace is free to use, however, there is a paid version of the Facebook workplace. The free Facebook workplace version creates an invite-only version of Facebook which allows you to add your employees with an email domain to the platform. 

The paid version of the Facebook workplace costs three dollars for each user per month making you have full access to management. This gives you the ability to create and close private groups within the workplace and choose who has access to which content. Below are the following steps to create a Facebook Live event.

  1. Create a Facebook workplace account. Visit https://my.workplace.com/.
  2. Add your employees to different groups based on their different position in your workplace. add marketers to the “marketing team”.
  3. To create a live video everyone in your workplace can see, tap “general” at the left corner of your page.
  4. The next page contains a box showing “share an update to your team”. 
  5. Just above the page are different options, select Live video.
  6. Grant access to the workplace to use your camera and microphone.
  7. A preview page will open. You can add a description to your Live video.
  8. Tap “Go Live”.

Follow the following steps stated in this article to create a private Facebook Live event.

In conclusion, a Private Facebook Live event is defined by you. It depends on how many persons you want to share your live event with.

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