***Important: To use this approach your Youtube account will need to support embedded live streaming. This typically necessitates at least 1,000 followers and a linked AdSense account.

In Youtube, the features “Live streaming” and “Embed live streams” need to be enabled in https://www.youtube.com/features. Please follow the instructions there.

If you do not have the ability to conduct embedded live streams with Youtube, you should use the PublicInput.com "Create a live stream for me" feature.


If you've verified your Youtube account is able to do “Live streaming” and “Embed live streams”, you'll next want to configure your Zoom account for streaming.

Check your Zoom account settings page to ensure Live Streaming is enabled:

Initiating streaming from your Zoom conference

Once you've launched your meeting, check the "Ellipsis" ( . . . ) button on Zoom to see live streaming options:

Click "Live on YouTube" to authenticate with Google/YouTube. If applicable, opt for your organization's YouTube account rather than your personal:

Give your video a title and choose "Public" from the broadcast menu - this option ensures that you can bring your stream into PublicInput.com:

Click "Go Live" and copy the URL from the YouTube Live video page:

NOTE: Be sure to copy the FULL URL in the browser, not a short link.

Paste your URL into the PublicInput.com meeting editor:

Click Save. Note that you can optionally chose to "Hide live stream until event start time" if you need a few minutes before the meeting to get settled.

Once you've saved, your meeting will automatically begin streaming into the PublicInput.com platform.

Note: Your meeting's livestream is automatically recorded and saved on youtube. However, if you have dead air or chit chat at the beginning of your meeting, you may want to go back and edit that out, you can toggle "Hide video after event ends" in your meeting settings. Once you've edited the video, you can un-toggle this setting to show your recorded meeting on your live site.

Related articles:
How to create and verify your youtube account
Creating a new meeting or event
Setting up a meeting and-adding a facebook live stream
How to publish a meeting or event on a project page
How to collect questions for the meeting presenter

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