Facebook Live With 2 People! (how to add guests into your Facebook Live stream)

Facebook Live With 2 People! (how to add guests into your Facebook Live stream)


– In this video we’re going to take a look at Facebook’s new
mulitperson live broadcasting and exactly how to use it. Plus, we’ll also show you
how you can supercharge your Facebook Lives and get more than two
people involved, live. And a ton of advanced features as well. Hey, it’s Justin Brown
here from Primal Video. We’re going to release a ton of content to help you get better results
with your videos faster. If you’re new here,
then make sure you click that big subscribe button. And all the links to everything
that we’re going to cover in this video, you can find
linked in the description below. So, let’s jump into it. Facebook live is an
incredibly powerful way to connect and engage
with your audience online. Now with the new
multiperson functionality, it’s way more powerful than ever. We’re going to run through
exactly how it works and some of the benefits so that you can get started right away as soon as it’s enabled on your device. Facebook Live multiperson broadcasting was actually a feature that
they started to roll out a little while ago. Then they stopped the rollout
and pulled the feature. So now they’ve revamped it and
they’re running it out again. But at the time of filming this video, not everyone has access
to this feature yet. It’s not currently available
on desktop or an android. It’s only available on iOS
and only on selected accounts. So, if the feature isn’t
available for you yet, then keep an eye out, because
it should be coming soon. Now, before I jump in
and show you the process and how this actually works. One of the coolest features
that this currently has – and I say currently has
because I don’t know if they’re going to keep this feature – is the notifications and
the way that it handles the notifications for the
guest and for the host of the live stream. So, typically with a Facebook
Live if you’re the host, you’re the one that’s
creating the live stream. Your audience, your
friends, your followers will be notified that you’re live. So, they can join your livestream. But, what’s happening, at the moment, is that the guest or whoever you bring
in, to your livestreams, a notification goes out to all of their friends
or followers as well, which is pretty awesome. So, whether you’re hosting a livestream or you’re coming in as a guest, it means that both of your
audiences get notified that you’re live. And both of them can join
the livestream in realtime and join the conversation
and really get involved. So, the cross-pollination between different people’s profiles
and audiences is amazing. So, the potential for
growth and interaction is really, really powerful, at this point. The reason I say that it might get pulled, or they might pull the
pin on this feature, is due to the amount of notifications that people could be receiving, based on who their friends are following. So, this could be something
that gets a bit annoying after a while. Because you’re now getting twice
the amount of notifications that people are live. Because, whether they’re a guest or whether they’re hosting a live stream. So, I don’t know but at the moment, it’s a pretty cool feature. Okay, so all you need
to do to get it going is to Go Live as you normally would, using the Facebook Live App. As I said earlier, currently
this is only on iOS. So, open up the Facebook app, select live, add a description for your live video, as you normally would. Now, before you press that Go Live button, you’ll need to make the choice of whether you’re going to Go
Live in portrait or landscape. Now, you can’t change
this while you’re live, so, this is the time to pick. Before you press the button, are you going to be
vertical or horizontal? Now, if your plan is to bring in guests, then I would recommend
that you do it horizontal or in landscape. Because then it will be
a 50/50 screen split. So, you’ll get one half
and they’ll get the other. Which makes it much easier
for your viewers to watch. If you’re in portrait, you
can still invite someone in, but they’ll be a small picture-in-picture, or a small little box in
the top corner of the video. Now, the other thing you
can do before you go live is to press the little magic
wand in the top right corner. In there, you’ll have access to filters. You’ll also have access to horizontal flip and vertical flip of your video image. So what that will let you
do is to mirror your shot. So if you’ve got any writing
that’s in your video, it’s not going to appear backwards. You can also boost the
brightness of your shot in there as well. Under filters, there’s
six different filters or color effects that you
can add to your video. And you can also add some
Snapchat like effects to your videos as well. When you’re ready to go
live, just hit Go Live, as you normally would. Now, to invite someone
into you’re live stream and to be a part of your live stream, all you need to do is
swipe across to the right and you can see a list
of your live viewers. Select the person that you want
to invite and choose invite. Now, from their end, they’ll
get a notification onscreen saying they’ve been invited
to join your livestream, where they’ll get to accept or decline. Even after they accept or
even after they hit, Go Live, it won’t bring them in until they match their screen orientation with your screen orientation. So, it would tell them to
rotate the phone if they need to to match the orientation of the
broadcast that you’re doing. Now to kick that person
out from your broadcast or to remove them from your broadcast, next to their name or next
to their profile picture, is a little X. You just have to hit that and they’ll be booted
out, from your livestream. The other important thing to note is that currently this will
only work with profiles. It won’t work in Pages or in Groups. So it’s a personal profile account only that this feature is enabled on. But, again, I’m sure that
we’ll see it in Pages and in Groups soon enough. Now going live multiperson
to Facebook Live, as we’ve just shown you,
using the Facebook app, you are limited to two
people as a maximum, on the livestream. So, yourself as the host plus one guest. Now you can add and remove guests as many times as you want
during the livestream. But, you’re maximum people count is two. If you’re looking to add more people, if you want more people
on your Facebook Lives, then take a look at
BELIVE.TV or CROWDCAST.IO. Both of these will let let
you go live to Facebook Live and both of them will let
you bring in multiple people. Now, currently at the time
of filming this video, BELIVE.TV is still limited to two people. But, they’ve already
announced the feature, ensuring that it works, to
bring in a third person, with rumors of a fourth coming in as well. Currently BELIVE.TV is free. Crowdcast on the other
hand is a paid offering, but you’ll get some
really advanced controls and some really advanced
features for you Facebook Lives. So both of those are worth checking out if you want to take your
Facebook Lives to the next level. So, that’s how you can Go Live on Facebook Live multiperson
using the Facebook app. If you’ve found this video helpful then make sure you click
that big subscribe button and give this video a thumbs up. And check out the video
linked onscreen now for the best live streaming software if you’re looking to livestream
through your computer. I’ll see you soon.

100 thoughts to “Facebook Live With 2 People! (how to add guests into your Facebook Live stream)”

  1. Haha! That part where you're kicking Mike out of the FB live 😂 😂 😂
    Great video! Can't wait to test it out 🤔

  2. Thanks Justin Brown – this was incredibly helpful. Did my first multi-person broadcast today. I can't wait until they do this for pages!

  3. Hi Justin Brown can we do it on Samsung phones now if not when are they coming out with the two people live together.

  4. This is great! Just started doing FB livestream and wondering how to invite guests … now I know. So glad I found you!!!

  5. Can this be done via Android and computer Webcam? Let's say, android user starts the live stream, then wants to invite the 2nd party connected via computer. Will this work? Thank you!

  6. OK, Did my 1st split screen today on Facebook live. Both myself and guest were in the same room studio and once we connected we get a lot of feedback from their phone and echo through mine. How do you make the split screen work with host and guest in the same room sitting opposite from each other? thanks

  7. During a live stream I sent comments but they apparently never saw them ? Any reason? I get notification that they are live tho? Am I missing something?

  8. I actually used this recently on fb live and when I slid my screen to add a guest, it only showed the 3 guest with check marks on their pics??? The other 100 were unable to even request because they didn't have a green check mark

  9. but i dont see any options to add person to broadcast the only option it shows it delete comment or block…. even if someone wants to add me they dont see options while clicking on my name 🙁 everyone else can join live but i can not 🙁 nor i can add anyone to my broadcast … sadly 🙁

  10. Fantastic video!! I do a ton of real world cultural competency education for white people. I have a decent sized community group, community page, and YouTube channel. I do a blog and am an editor/writer for websites. But as you may know, getting white people (in general) to feel comfortable talking about race, racism, bigotry, and inequality is like holding a party for people to come get their teeth drilled without anesthetics! IT'S TERRIFYING! I have a small following of people who are very interested in educating white people about historically marginalized groups in America. I'm just starting to look into a platform that will match my needs and cost. Your video was excellent. Most videos I watch on how to do things are incredibly hard to follow because the picture is too small & unclear or the explanation is not broken down enough for us old folks who didn't grow up in the age of computers! Thank you for doing this If you are interested in checking out my YouTube Channel… It's a little intense but … that's what I do… I speak the truth and kinda avoid bullshit and spin…. 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq8hRT0mVms5B7kTpz9KdWg

  11. Wow 😲 I didn’t know Facebook is doing that I know Instagram is doing the live videos and have guests come on

  12. What do I use if I want to simulcast a livestream to multiple platforms like fblive, instalive and youtubelive and be able to bring in guests so have multiple cameras as well?

  13. does it work now a days also? if so which application ? when i try screen share mode its not work? could anyone help me to find free screen sharing facebook live interview software?

  14. Hi it was really helpful, in fact I like most of your videos!!! BUT it did not work for me, every time I invite my friend to my live video it crashes – she does receive the invitation but when she accepts my app closes ( I am using my phone and so is she…) any tips??? thanks!

  15. i love Justin Brown's presentations. Thank you SOOOO Much! Once again, you've helped me to do what I do!!!!

  16. You did a video about a year ago on joining a live feed on FB, say a video conference live. But, I’m nit getting the invites on my Mac Pro 2018 or iPad Pro 2017. All are current and up to date. This failure resulted in my not being able to join the live feed where both our faces were showing on the live feed.. can you help? Maybe it is a setting I don’t know about?

  17. Thanks for the post. We tried tonight and while we were able to add another person, that person was never visible to the host and was kicked out almost immediately. We tried it a couple of different times, even switching which of us was the host and which was the guest and had the same issue regardless. For the host the guest is stuck and all the host sees is "adding…" across the top of their live feed. Any idea why or how to troubleshoot? Thanks!

  18. Great video Justin,
    How should I go about setting up a three person live stream if I wanted each person to have a 1/4 input condenser mic and each person has headphones? Also any ideas about how we should display on stream. We want the ability to do our on thing at times on our solo channels as well as play DAYZ as a three person team. I have seen a lot of videos about bringing people in remotely, but we are going to be broadcasting from a large desk together.

  19. Justin I hope u can HELPPPPP lol .. I have been doing a FB live show for 6 weeks using split screen working yeah. Fabulous.. the last 2 shows when I bring my guest in -my audio is like a bad delay with bad reverb…… what can I do to stop this and why has it happened ?? any thoughts…if u go to 9:14 on this video u will hear what I mean https://www.facebook.com/maryann.maisano/videos/10157515284268492/UzpfSTYwNDE0MzQ5MTpWSzoxNDExMzU4OTE5MDAzMTc0/ thanks in advance

  20. Every time I add someone in, I get a terrible echo on my side coming from me… I've tried multiple devices and every time the same. But when my cohost and I switch positions, and she hosts and I'm the add in, no problem. Any suggestions for fixing the echo?

  21. Hi good info. Ok landscape for side by side streaming on my Profile and not my Fan Page. Quesiton: Does the other person also have to be on landscape – horizontal mode to do the FB Live side by side?

  22. I can't add people to my live and people can't add me it says connection failed and i have good wifi i even tried using data why is this???

  23. Thanks for this tutorial. I am aiming to do some live therapy sessions on facebook, so should work well.

  24. Justin, thanks for this, super helpful. And for the 80 folks show did NOT like this…go buy a puppy and cheer up, would ya?

  25. I can go live on my Facebook and have guests, but i have a problem, i cant be a guest on other Facebook lives they say they dont see the function to invite me on their live with them, neither do i have the funktion for it, i tried to upload Facebook app again with every upload and still it dosnt work, can you help me, Facebook help center dont write me back just ead my mesege.

  26. I've tried to do a split screen using Iphone, but even when starting live in landscape, I go sideways….I have iOS 12.1.4

  27. Sir is it possible to invite a person from a personal account in pc? We can't swipe to the left in a monitor and also there is only an invite button that let's you invite others to WATCH the live stream hopefully someone answers my question asap we badly need it for business purposes. Thank you❤

  28. Inviting someone doesn't work for me… And people can't invite me neither… It's like i'm blocked to do a Duolive with anyone…. :S

  29. If i go live stream, i can't see any message in screen spliting system. Is there any solution on this matter ?

  30. Hi can you show me how to remove a person that was tag on my live stream video? Because now after my livestream was post i noticed I some how was tag live with a person that I have no idea who or how they even got tag on my livestream. Thanks

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