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Live stream your Zoom meeting on YouTube using your organization's YouTube account
Live stream your Zoom meeting on YouTube using your organization's YouTube account

If your Zoom account supports embedded live streams, you can initiate a new stream from Zoom to Youtube. Here's how.

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Written by Jay Dawkins
Updated over a week ago

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; 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's phone bridge.

Setting up a Youtube Stream via the Youtube Integration

The steps for setting up a YouTube livestream are outlined in the "Using Public Input's Create a live stream for me" article.

After you create a new Live Stream placeholder video for your meeting in PublicInput, you'll still need to set up the integration between Zoom and YouTube Live Stream. You're ready for the next step when you see streaming values like these in your PublicInput meeting:

Setting up Zoom

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 Zoom to Youtube

Once you've launched your meeting and connected your phone line to the Zoom meeting successfully, click the "Start Streaming" button in the PublicInput meeting admin settings:

At this point, a notification will appear in the top left of your connected Zoom meeting:

In PublicInput, you'll also see an indicator of the current status:

You can end the live stream at any time by ending the meeting, or by stopping the stream in Zoom by clicking the "Stop" option in the "Custom Live Streaming Service" dropdown menu:

Post event

Your meeting's livestream is automatically recorded and saved on YouTube. 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.

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