I’m going to show you a fail-proof super-easy way to add a guest to your live stream and magical stress-free way to use Facebook live with multiple presenters with Restream
Add Multiple Presenters to Facebook Live – Video Transcript
I’m Sara Nguyen, and on this channel, I help you grow your business using video on social media with ease. And in this live stream tutorial, I’m going to walk you through a magical stress-free way to use Facebook live with multiple presenters.
The live stream software that I’m using is Restream and they’re an incredibly robust and painless live stream platform that I’ve been using for over a year. They’ve got free and paid plans, and you can sign up using my link in the description if you’d like an extra $10 credit to try them out.
You can use Restream Live Studio to live stream from your web browser. You don’t need a souped-up computer, unlike some other live stream software providers.
Once you’ve logged into Restream and set up your destinations, you’ll be able to enter the live studio. You can do that by selecting the enter live studio button, which is this orange button that you see here, and this would take you to Restream Live Studio.
And once you’re in this live studio, this is where you’ll be able to invite your guests and live stream as well. To add your guests, what you would do is in the bottom here, what you would do is you would select on this fourth icon here.
And when you hover over, it says, invite guests. When you click on that, it has a URL. And once you click on the actual URL, you’ll be able to give this to your guests, whether you send it to them via email, via messenger or whatever communication that you have, and your guests will be able to use this link to join the live stream.
Now let’s have a look at what it looks like as a guest when they receive the link. Now, this is what it looks like as a guest, when I’ve been given a link to join Restream.
On the right-hand side here, I can add my name. And then in the bottom of the screen here, I can see there are a couple of options. If I select the actual cog where it says new, what I’ll be able to do is control some of the settings.
I can choose the camera that I want to use. I can choose the audio input so the microphone that I want to use, and also the audio output so the sound from the actual headphones that will come out from the live stream. I have the ability to control that as a guest, I can select advanced settings as well.
And there are a couple of other sound preferences here, so I can enable stereo audio input as a guest as well. Once I’m ready to enter the live stream, I would simply click on join stream.
And then this will add me as a guest to the host’s live stream. This is what it looks like from the host perspective. And I’ve got a guest who’s joined here, and I can see that they’re in the green room on the right-hand side, the green room, so to speak.
And they’re not actually in the live stream yet, but they’re ready to be added to the live stream. To add them to the live stream, what I would do is I would simply click on this little toggle here.
And once I do that, they’re able to join the live stream and I can see them on the actual screen. Now I’m going to ask David to share his screen so we can see what that actually looks like because your guests can share their screen, whether that is a presentation, a Chrome tab or an application.
And this will be added to the live stream.
David’s now shared his screen. And once again, it’s been added to the green room area. I’m able to then click on that, to add it to the live stream. And then we can look at the presentation that David is presenting together, and we can talk together as well.
This is a really cool feature of Restream that you can add your guests and your guests can present their content, which is really cool. Now, now let’s have a look at a couple of the layout options that you get with Restream.
At the moment we’ve got my guest and myself, both on the screen. If I toggle on the top right-hand here, where it has the rectangle boxes, I can change the layout so that we’re 50% each on the actual screen. And if I click back, you’ll see that it makes us both on the screen at a hundred percent for the both of us.
And you can see the beautiful background that I’ve got. I’ve got the option to do that. If I also hover on spotlight on my guest’s little tab here, what that does is it allows me to play with the layouts once again.
I can have my guest full screen and myself as picture of a picture in the bottom right-hand corner. Or I can play around with that and I can spotlight myself and have my guest at the bottom of the screen.
It’s a couple of fun little options. I can have myself full screen an my guest not on their row. I can also have my guest fullscreen and me not on there as well.
There’s all these different options for layouts that you can play with in Restream, which is really great. The other option that you have with Restream is you have the ability to actually use private chat.
With private chat, what it allows you to do is that it allows you to have a conversation with you and your guests and your viewers won’t actually see it. I’m going to go ahead and say hello, and this allows you to talk to your guests or prompt your guests and your viewers won’t be able to see it.
You can talk during the live stream using this private chat. This is where it appears in the bottom right-hand corner here. And you can have a conversation if you need to.
The other thing to note is that you and your guests will be able to see the public chat that comes through as well. And this will appear on the top right-hand corner here, where it says chat, and then you can add them to the live stream just by clicking on them like that.
You and your guests will be able to see the chat that happens on the right-hand side. That’s how you would see your guests as they come in. You can play with the layouts, you can have a private chat with them, and you can also see the chat together as well.
Now, if I don’t want my guests to be on the live stream anymore, all I would do is I would, as you saw there, click on the toggle icon for them to not appear on the live stream anymore. If I wanted them to appear again, I would simply click on the toggle option.
And then what I would do is have them back on the live stream. Now, if I’m ready for them to leave altogether, I just toggle it off once again. And then when my guest leaves, what will happen is that it will simply disappear from the actual green room.
Once my guest is gone, you can see that they have completely disappeared from the live streams. That’s how you add a guest, and all the options that you have with your guest in Restream. If you found this video useful, hit the like button for me and let me know in the comments section below what other live stream tutorials you’d like to learn about.
I’d love to make these videos for you. And in the meantime, why don’t you check out my handy dandy Restream playlist, or grab a copy of my Facebook Live Cheat Sheets. It’s a super simple way to get up and streaming on Facebook live, even if you’ve never hit record before.
Check them out by clicking on the screen and I will see you in the next video.