The new Live Video Rewind option for Facebook Live streaming allows you to quickly jump to an earlier part of a video. That way, you no longer have to wait for the Live stream to get over to scrub back to crucial elements you might have missed or skipped in the beginning. Here’s how you can use the feature to upgrade your live broadcast experience.
Turn On the Live Video Rewind option for Facebook Live streaming?
The social-networking giant claims, that through its new Live Video rewind option, it will offer users one more way to utilize the Facebook Live feature and expand video viewership on its platform. Here’s an easy-to-follow walkthrough to enable the Live Video Rewind option for Facebook Live streaming.
- Open the Facebook mobile app.
- Tap the Live Tab.
- Hit the Hamburger menu.
- Expand Advanced Settings.
- Toggle on the Allow viewers to rewind option.
- Go Live.
Once you complete the above steps and go live, Facebook will allow your viewers to rewind live streams, even before the broadcast has ended.
How do you go to the beginning of a video on Facebook Live?
Through the Facebook Live Stream settings, you can enable the Live Video Rewind option in both, the Facebook Mobile app and the desktop version of it.
To get started, launch the Facebook mobile app and tap the Live tab visible just below the What’s on your mind? Field.
When directed to the Go Live screen, hit the Hamburger menu (visible as the three horizontal bars in the lower-right corner of the app screen).
This will open the Facebook Live Stream settings. Then, under the Settings and support section, expand the Advanced settings entry.
A Popup should appear at the bottom of the screen. Here, simply toggle On the Allow viewers to rewind option to let viewers rewind your live video. Note – this option works only on some viewer devices.
How to rewind a live stream on Facebook on Desktop?
Viewers can choose to rewind any of their live videos started in Live Producer on a Desktop. In addition, you can manage other settings you can apply to your live broadcast through the Live Producer Dashboard.
Visit this link.
Hit the Select button under the Go Live window.
Inside the side-panel on the left, scroll down to the Settings section.
Click the Viewer entry.
Switch to the right, toggle on the switch next to Allow viewers to rewind to enable Live rewinding. When the button turns from Gray to blue the setting is activated.
How long should a Facebook live video be?
Although Facebook allows you to promote your Facebook Live videos to a larger audience, there’s a time limit for how long you can live stream on Facebook. The limit may vary depending on the kind of device you’re streaming with. Example, for
- Computer: The time limit set for live streaming is 8 hours.
- External Streaming Software/API: The time limit set for streaming is 8 hours
- Mobile Device: The time limit set for live streaming is 8 hours.
What are the rules for Facebook live?
First, Facebook Live must not be used to mislead viewers that specific footage is happening in a particular locale when it is not. Similarly, it must not be used to mislead users that specific footage is occurring in real-time when it is not. For more information, see this page.
Hope that makes sense!