Before we start, make sure you have the Facebook app downloaded to your mobile device and you are logged in. If you don’t know how to do this you can search for another blog with that walkthrough. I may be putting one together, but I’m not sure when.

So here we go!

Step 1: Open your Facebook app on your phone.

Step 2: At the top of your screen tap the Live icon right under the “What’s on your mind?”

Step 3: Tap on Start Live Video. You will be live instantly, so start talking.

Step 4: Once you have said all you want to say, tap the finish button at the bottom right of your screen.

Step 5: Click the share button on the bottom right to have your video stay on your profile. If you don’t like it, click the delete and start over. Nothing is as permenent as it may seem.

Congratulations you have done first Facebook Live!! I hope you feel a sense of accomplishment. You have taken a massive leap forward in growing your social presence.


So why create another blog post on how to do this? Basically, I couldn’t find a simple walkthrough for going live on mobile that was good for someone who is brand new to going live. And if I did find one that was barebones simple, there were no screenshots and screenshots are Queen! I have been helping many people new to Facebook and couldn’t find anything that made it super simple. So what does any respectable person do in that situation?? Make one.

Therefore, I DO NOT cover filters, how to bring a friend or anything other than the absolute basics of going live via mobile. If you are feeling completely inept to going live I think this post can help you go live in the simplest way possible. I have used this for people who have never gone live before and have had tremendous success with it.


Common FB Live questions

How long should my live be? If you’re wondering how long your live should be, there’s no right one length. “They” (whoever they are) say that Facebook prioritizes videos 3 min or longer. Some say don’t go longer than 15, others say 10, some even say an hour. My philosophy is to do you and find your right time, it will be different for everyone.

What is the best time of day to do live? In my opinion, the best time to go live is when you go live. What I have found is Sunday and Monday get the most interaction for me. But maybe your people are on different days. It’s really trial and error to find your sweet days and times. But jsut get on there when you get on there.
I beleive in doing it at a time that works for you and staying consistant, people will find you.

What should I talk about?
What turns you on? What gets you excited? What do you do for fun? What have you been thinking about lately? It’s your live, you can talk about what ever you want.


Did you find this helpful? Are there other questions you have about going live? Pop them in the comments!

Feel good! You did amazing.

Kristin 🙂

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