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  1. Have you seen any Facebook LIVE Videos created after June 22nd, 2016 embedded on any websites? Something happened and the option to embed a LIVE Video has not been available to me and others. I am not sure what happened on this day, but facebook made a lot of changes.

    1. Hi Bo,
      Yes, the Facebook LIVE video embedding still works. You are right that it’s not available under options menu for many but if you do the Manual way, it still works.
      Here’s what you need to do –

      – Right-click on the video while you are live and Show video URL.
      – Copy the link and paste it in this developer tool (video player configurator) to generate the embed code.

      https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/embedded-video-player#configurator

      You have more details above if the video doesn’t appear after embedding.

  2. Thanks for sharing 🙂 I wondered for a long time how to do this. My Facebook is what I use mostly for personal things and now I can integrate my videos in the blog.

  3. Great post but one thing I’m stuck on. I’m basically looking to embed an iFrame on my site permanently for Facebook Live Video streaming. So every time I stream live to Facebook people can watch it from my website without me having to change the iFrame etc.

    Is this possible?

    1. Hi Calzo, That’s not possible! All Facebook videos have different permalinks. You will at least need to change the permalink each time.

      1. Yes I have used this plugin. It is simply awesome. No need to go through the whole embedding process. It automatically detects if your facebook page is live and embeds the live video. So you go live on your facebook page and your wordpress website simultaneously.

  4. Hi Great post.
    Im a little stuck & wondering if you can help.
    Is It possible to get an imbed link before you actually go live, for people to promote your upcoming live stream ?

    1. Hi Ashleigh,

      There’s a way to schedule your Live videos in advance and it lets you copy your stream credentials (e.g. steam key, Server URL) and provides you with embed link for the live stream. (I haven’t tried it).

      Quoting from this TechChrunch article – “Creators can then promote their links ahead of time… They can also embed the links in blog posts to be able to publish breaking news with a Live video inside.” – https://techcrunch.com/2016/10/18/facebook-live-unlocks-scheduling-and-pre-stream-lobby-first-for-verified-pages/

      Here’s the official information – https://media.fb.com/2016/10/18/scheduling-a-live-broadcast-via-the-live-api/

      Let me know if it works for you.

  5. Could you obtain the embedded code before the event and use it for another website besides your own?

  6. Aaron Kothe says:

    I’ve embedded Facebook Live videos on my website, including Scheduled Live videos. With some tweaking, everything seems to be working well, except for the most important functionality – the ability for users to watch Live videos on my website, on mobile devices.

    Users are able to watch Live videos on my website on desktop, and are able to watch replays of Live videos on my website on both mobile and desktop, but are when trying to watch Live videos on my website via mobile device, are re-directed to the Facebook app.

    Am I doing something wrong? Is there a workaround for this? Thanks in advance!

    1. Have you found a solution for playing embedded FB Live on mobile devices?

  7. Hi .
    How to Embed Facebook Live Videos in my web site. Can I make this process WordPress an external site

  8. Hi, Can i embed facebook live video code to my website, broadcast live and get my website visitors watch it live real time?

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