Graph API Version

Page Live Videos

Reading

Feature Permissions

NameDescription
Page Public Content AccessThis feature permission may be required.

Page Live Videos

Example

Graph API Explorer
GET /v5.0/{page-id}/live_videos HTTP/1.1
Host: graph.facebook.com
/* PHP SDK v5.0.0 */
/* make the API call */
try {
  // Returns a `Facebook\FacebookResponse` object
  $response = $fb->get(
    '/{page-id}/live_videos',
    '{access-token}'
  );
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookResponseException $e) {
  echo 'Graph returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
} catch(Facebook\Exceptions\FacebookSDKException $e) {
  echo 'Facebook SDK returned an error: ' . $e->getMessage();
  exit;
}
$graphNode = $response->getGraphNode();
/* handle the result */
/* make the API call */
FB.api(
    "/{page-id}/live_videos",
    function (response) {
      if (response && !response.error) {
        /* handle the result */
      }
    }
);
/* make the API call */
new GraphRequest(
    AccessToken.getCurrentAccessToken(),
    "/{page-id}/live_videos",
    null,
    HttpMethod.GET,
    new GraphRequest.Callback() {
        public void onCompleted(GraphResponse response) {
            /* handle the result */
        }
    }
).executeAsync();
// For more complex open graph stories, use `FBSDKShareAPI`
// with `FBSDKShareOpenGraphContent`
/* make the API call */
FBSDKGraphRequest *request = [[FBSDKGraphRequest alloc]
                               initWithGraphPath:@"/{page-id}/live_videos"
                                      parameters:params
                                      HTTPMethod:@"GET"];
[request startWithCompletionHandler:^(FBSDKGraphRequestConnection *connection,
                                      id result,
                                      NSError *error) {
    // Handle the result
}];
If you want to learn how to use the Graph API, read our Using Graph API guide.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
broadcast_status
list<enum {UNPUBLISHED, LIVE, LIVE_STOPPED, PROCESSING, VOD, SCHEDULED_UNPUBLISHED, SCHEDULED_LIVE, SCHEDULED_EXPIRED, SCHEDULED_CANCELED}>

Allows you to specify what kind of live videos return. No value returns all status types

source
enum{target, owner}
Default value: target

Specifies what the source of the videos should be. 'target' gets videos broadcasted onto the page's timeline, 'owner' gets videos made by the page. (Note: When the source is set to 'target', unpublished videos will not be returned as they do not have an assigned target at that point.)

Fields

Reading from this edge will return a JSON formatted result:

{ "data": [], "paging": {} }

data

A list of LiveVideo nodes.

paging

For more details about pagination, see the Graph API guide.

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
80001There have been too many calls to this Page account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.
200Permissions error

Creating

You can make a POST request to live_videos edge from the following paths:
When posting to this edge, a LiveVideo will be created.

Parameters

ParameterDescription
attribution_app_id
numeric string or integer

SELF_EXPLANATORY

content_tags
list<numeric string>

Tags that describe the contents of the video. Use search endpoint with type=adinterest to get possible IDs.

                                                  Example:
                                                  ~~~~
                                                  /search?type=adinterest&q=couscous
                                                  ~~~~

crossposting_actions
array<JSON object>

List of desired changes to crossposting for this broadcast. Each change must provide a page_id and action. Example:

[ {page_id: 1234, action: 'enable_crossposting'}, {page_id: 4567, action: 'enable_crossposting_and_create_post'} ]

Available action types:

  • enable_crossposting: Enables crossposting for this broadcast with the Page if it is not currently enabled. No change if crossposting is already enabled with the Page for this broadcast.
  • disable_crossposting: Disables crossposting for this broadcast with the Page if it is currently enabled. No change if crossposting is not already enabled with the Page for this broadcast.
  • enable_crossposting_and_create_post: Same as enable_crossposting, but will also create a post as the Page. The post will be created even if crossposting is already enabled for the Page. This option is subject to your live crossposting relationships and will fail for Pages without the required permission.

custom_labels
list<string>

Labels used to describe the video. Unlike content tags, custom labels are not published and only appear in insights data.

description
UTF-8 string

The description of the live video.

Supports Emoji
encoding_settings
string

Identifier of the encoding settings group the broadcaster is using for this stream. This parameter is currently only in use for live-360 broadcasts. The value to be passed to this parameter is the value of the identifier key of the encoding settings preset. Encoding presets can be found by querying the /broadcaster_encoding_settings Graph API endpoint (GET query).

fisheye_video_cropped
boolean

Whether the single fisheye video is cropped or not

front_z_rotation
float

The front z rotation in degrees on the single fisheye video

game_show
JSON object

Configure this live stream to be a game show

game_type
enum {KNOCKOUT}

game_type

Required
is_spherical
boolean

Flag that denotes the broadcast is a 360 live broadcast.

live_encoders
list<numeric string or integer>

Live encoders that will broadcast to this live video

original_fov
int64

Original field of view of the camera

planned_start_time
integer

Unix timestamp when the broadcaster plans to go live.

privacy
Privacy Parameter

Privacy for this live video.

product_items
list<numeric string>

Products which will be shown with live videos.

projection
enum {EQUIRECTANGULAR, CUBEMAP, HALF_EQUIRECTANGULAR}

Flag that denotes expected projection for 360 live streams. The default value is EQUIRECTANGULAR.

published
boolean

Set this to false to preview the stream before going live.

                                                  Deprecated. Prefer setting the status instead.

save_vod
boolean

Whether or not the video data should be saved for later consumption in VOD format. Default is true, except for certain broadcasts types (e.g. AMBIENT)

schedule_custom_profile_image
image

Custom image that will appear in the scheduled live story and lobby.

spatial_audio_format
enum {ambiX_4}

Denotes the format of the spatial audio stream. When unspecified audio is presumed to be mono or stereo.

status
enum {UNPUBLISHED, LIVE_NOW, SCHEDULED_UNPUBLISHED, SCHEDULED_LIVE, SCHEDULED_CANCELED}

The status of the broadcast. A LIVE_NOW broadcast is currently live and visible to users. An UNPUBLISHED broadcast is in preparation; it's not visible to other users, and it may be automatically deleted after several hours in this state. (Consider using the SCHEDULED states to create a planned, future broadcast.)

stereoscopic_mode
enum {MONO, LEFT_RIGHT, TOP_BOTTOM}

Set this parameter to the stereoscopic mode for this video.

stop_on_delete_stream
boolean

Set this to true if stream should be stopped when deleteStream RTMP command received.

stream_type
enum {REGULAR, AMBIENT}

The type of live video stream.

A REGULAR stream is subject to time limits and creates a VOD (video-on-demand) copy of the stream after it ends (if save_vod is true). REGULAR is a good match for most fixed-duration live events, like a baseball games.

An AMBIENT stream is not subject to time limits; it will end if video is not received for several hours, and no VOD will be generated. AMBIENT is a good match for indefinite-duration events, like panda birth camera streams.

REGULAR is the default.

targeting
target

Object that limits the audience for this content. Anyone not in these demographics will not be able to view this content.

geo_locations
Object

countries
list<string>

regions
list<Object>

key
int64

cities
list<Object>

key
int64

zips
list<Object>

key
string

locales
list<string>

excluded_countries
list<string>

excluded_regions
list<int64>

excluded_cities
list<int64>

excluded_zipcodes
list<string>

timezones
list<int64>

age_min
enum {13, 17, 18, 19, 21}

title
UTF-8 string

The title of the live video. Maximum 254 characters.

Supports Emoji

Return Type

This endpoint supports read-after-write and will read the node represented by id in the return type.
Struct {
id: numeric string,
stream_url: string,
secure_stream_url: string,
stream_secondary_urls: List [
string
],
secure_stream_secondary_urls: List [
string
],
dash_ingest_url: string,
dash_ingest_secondary_urls: List [
string
],
}

Validation Rules

ErrorDescription
100Invalid parameter
200Permissions error
475You have been temporarily blocked from posting videos because you added videos containing content that may belong to someone else.
80001There have been too many calls to this Page account. Wait a bit and try again. For more info, please refer to https://developers.facebook.com/docs/graph-api/overview/rate-limiting.

Updating

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.

Deleting

You can't perform this operation on this endpoint.