Facebook introduced live videos back in 2016 and it has been a great way for businesses to engage with their fans. One way to engage users...
One way to engage users is to have a live video poll that reflects reactions immediately on the screen. This instant feedback provides interactivity, allowing viewers to feel like their actions matter as they’re taking part in the video.
It's up to your creativity on how to utilize live videos, such as contests, polls and so on.
In this article, we will be teaching you how to set up your own live video with comments and a poll. Plus, this feature is free for everyone and for all Facebook pages.
2. A user with editor access
4. OBS software (Download here)
Part 1 - General Settings
2. Click on "Get Access Token" circled in red.
3. A pop-up window will appear. Select your Facebook page by clicking on the "Application" button on the top right.
4. Once you've chosen your correct page, click on the blue "i" icon and then "Open in Access Token Tool". Both are circled in red.
5. Click on the “Extend Token” button to generate an access token that lasts 60 days. By default, the token only lasts 2 hours. After that, you may copy your Access Token code (circled in red).
6. Paste your Access Token code in the Access Token column. So now let's move on to Post ID. Click on "Get Post ID" (circled in red)
7. A pop-up window will appear. Select your Facebook page by clicking on the "Share on your timeline" button and click on "Share on a page you manage" button to select the Facebook page you want your live video to appear.
8. Then it will bring you back to LiveReactionsPoll.com and a "Go Live" button will appear. Click on it. Don't worry, you won't go live just yet.
9. Another window will appear. Click on the </> button. We'll be copying a specific code to finally get the Post ID.
10. Click on "Copy to Clipboard". This is the code that will magically transform to your Post ID later. Don't close this window, we'll need this later.
11. Paste it back on LiveReactionsPoll.com with the "Get Post ID" box. The site will extract the “Post ID” from the embed video code automatically.
12. Lastly, set the streaming resolution width to 720px.
Here is where you can experiment and have fun! For this tutorial, we will be using the live poll feature.
1. Select "Progress Bars with Images". Another box will appear underneath, which is "Total Number of Reactions to Win." This determines the number of reactions required for the bar to reach all the way to the top. Refer to Image 1 for an example.
Part 3 - Optional
1. Open OBS and click on "Settings" circled in red.
Is this too complicated for you? Contact us as we might be able to assist you in setting up and hosting a live video poll for your brand.