Important Note:

To livestream your Zoom meeting to your Organization's YouTube account, your account will need to meet the following criteria:

  • 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. Live streaming can be seen in https://www.youtube.com/features; please follow the instructions there. Embedding live streams requires a linked AdSense account.

    If you do not have the ability to conduct embedded live streams with YouTube, you can use the "Create a live stream for me" feature in your PublicInput Meeting editor, or pivot to Facebook Live.

  • Your Zoom account must be a paid account: Pro, Business, Education or Enterprise. Please see Zoom's article for more details.

    *Zoom Webinar will not work with PublicInput.com's phone bridge.


If you've verified that your YouTube account is able to Live stream as well as “Embed live streams,” the next step is to ensure your Zoom account is configured 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, click the "Ellipsis" ( ) button in your Zoom meeting to confirm live streaming options are enabled:

The "More" button can be found at the bottom of the Zoom window, unless you're already presenting your screen (screen sharing.) It will be on the Presentation panel if you are sharing your screen.

Click "Live on YouTube" and log into your Google/YouTube account. If applicable, opt for your organization's YouTube account rather than your personal:

Give your video a title and choose "Unlisted" 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.

In the PublicInput.com meeting editor, select the radio button for I'll provide a link to my stream, and then paste the copied URL into the Video Link field:

Click Save Settings. Note that you can optionally expand the More Video Settings section and 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, it will automatically begin streaming into the PublicInput.com platform at the start time set in the meeting editor.

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 and decide you'd like to edit that out, you can toggle "Hide video after event ends" in your Public Input meeting settings. Once you've edited the video, you can un-toggle this setting to show your recorded meeting on your live site.


See also:
How to create and verify your YouTube account
Setting up a meeting and-adding a Facebook live stream
How to publish a meeting or event on a project page

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