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Organizations everywhere are grappling with the consequences of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19): cancelled conferences, quarantined campuses, shuttered offices. Video will be an essential tool as corporations, universities, government offices, and other organizations try to keep things (as close to) business as usual during these unusual times.

Pivoting to remote operations – quickly

If your company has a video infrastructure already, shifting to remote operations probably won’t be too much of a hassle. If you don’t, you may find yourself scrambling to cobble together something serviceable.

With no time to deploy an enterprise video platform, the fastest option is to use a public video platform like YouTube and Facebook:

How to stream on Facebook

How to stream on Facebook

Facebook is the world’s biggest social network and a pretty capable live streaming platform to boot. Learn how to stream on Facebook through a web browser, mobile device, streaming software, or hardware encoder.

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How to live stream on YouTube

Not sure how to live stream on YouTube? We show you how to start a YouTube live stream through a web browser, mobile device, streaming software, or hardware encoder.

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Both YouTube and Facebook offer privacy settings you can use to restrict viewership. However, sensitive communications are best kept to a private platform. All you need to stream to either platform is a computer, an Internet connection, and a webcam – built into a laptop or computer monitor, or, for slightly better quality, an external webcam.

For more information on how to live stream, see our detailed beginner’s guide: