Live Video API

The Live Video API from Meta shows you how to steam live video to Facebook, create backup streams, crosspost to other profiles or pages, interact with viewers, and more.

On June 10th, 2024, Meta is launching new requirements that must meet before an account can go live on Facebook. The new requirements are as follows:

  • The Facebook account must be at least 60 days old
  • The Facebook Page or professional mode profile must have at least 100 followers

Visit our Help Center to learn more about this change.

Common Uses


To use this API, your app must undergo App Review for the following features and permissions.

Your app must produce a live RTMPS stream to be abe to stream to Facebook using the Live Video API.



Most endpoints require a mix of the following permissions. To determine which permissions you need, refer to the reference documents for each of the endpoints your app uses.

Publishing on a User

Publishing on a Page

Next Steps

Read our Overview to learn about the API's core concepts, then follow the steps in our Getting Started document to quickly create a broadcast on your own User profile.