How to Broadcast to Facebook Live from Your MacBook Mac 2023

🗓️ January 29, 2022 By ✍️ Jaysukh patel

Facebook launched Not new but increased facility for the desktop users by Facebook live video on Mac or PC browser. But How to Start & Fix it if you are getting the error “The camera is not supported by your current browser” for FaceBook Live. Now you can see a dedicated option for starting a live video that you can share between the target Facebook audience (Only Me, Friends, Friends of Friends, Public, or selected friends). Just before you start or turn on a live Facebook video from your profile page.

Here I also try to give the solution to common questions that people asking and in mind related to living video.

Now, the Facebook game becomes the more trading best way to attract your followers/likes and to grow up your audience day today. Facebook live video from desktop allows permission to watch live person around the world, Presentation, Zoom, webinar, etc.., Who are your Gaming competitors or opponent in the multiplayer game. Setup & Use Zoom on MacBook for Meeting, Broadcasting, and Live with your Friends.

Steps for Turn on Facebook live video on MacBook Mac or PC: Solutions

Note: if “The camera is not supported by your current browser” while you use Safari Browser on Mac, Use an Alternate Browser like Google Chrome on your Mac, Or Use External Third-Party Camera and Microphone to Use FaceBook Live on Safari Mac.

For the Privacy, Mac camera doesn’t accessible on FaceBook live Safari Browser, use Streaming Software is also alternate method.

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How do you go live on Facebook using the Livestream option?

Open Google Chrome on your Mac, On the Latest Safari Browser, FaceBook Live doesn’t support – Mac’s Camera and Microphone don’t support on Facebook Live. But Google Chrome is. Otherwise, we have to use Third-Party Streaming Software with Safari as a second option. as Explained next in this article. So, Let’s jump to Way to go live on FaceBook Using Mac.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser on Mac, Log in to your Facebook account, click on your Profile name. or From the FaceBook home page, See the “Live Video” Option.


Step 2: Go to with Option Choose Video Type, Select Go Live [By Yourself] or Create Video Event [To Notify Before you will go live]. Click on the Select Option for Go live option.

Click on to create a new Facebook post, Find Facebook live option, Near to photo video.


Before Get Started section has different options for setting your camera, Microphone, and Screen Sharing (Share your Work and Mac screen to your Friends or Public). Allow using Microphone and Camera, for Chrome Browser,

  • if you are not getting this Popup, then Go with the Manual steps, Go to the Apple Logo > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy Tab > Select Google Chrome for Camera & Microphone.

If you wish to change the Default Camera or Microphone then change it from the Camera icon showing in the Address bar on your Browser.

  1. Select Camera: Use Stream Keys, Use Paired Encoders, Camera.
  2. Setup section – Select Camera media, Microphone, and Screen Share.

Step 3: Set the Privacy Before starting the live Facebook video from the Left side panel, will show in Public, Friends, Friends Except.., Specific Friends, Only Me…

Step 4: Set Live Video Title, Description Prepare Before going live on Facebook


Built-in Webcam not working for Facebook Live: Problems & Solutions

Fix “The camera is not supported by your current browser” on Safari while using your MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, or Mac mini. The reason is related to privacy, so users have to go with the alter away to Start Facebook live from Mac or Change the Method to Go live on Facebook.

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Still, are you trying to access the Camera and Microphone in Safari for FaceBook Live? But it will not work, Becuase There are no privacy settings for Camera and Microphone access through Safari Browser like Other Third-Party Browser.

  1. Use Third-Party Browser:- Google Chrome for Mac, Mozila Firefox, Opera.. or Other Best Browser for Mac.
  2. Buddy chance, if you don’t find a proper solution, I suggest you should try:
  • External Webcam
  • Broadcasting using OBS Studio – unfortuneatly, the external camera also doesn’t work for you then until facebook not fix an issue, you only have an option that is OBS Studio to feed Facebook Live.
  1. Use Streaming software:- FaceBook live now support Third-Party Streming software, Just copy the Key from your Facebook page and enter in the software from where you want to broadcast. Follow the FaceBook Live setup explained earlier, and select “Streaming Software” then Use Key or URL in Broadcasting software to Turn on FaceBook Live.turn-on-facebook-live-using-streaming-software-on-mac
  1. Use Private Browsing on your Safari or Chrom Browser, Some Extension isn’t loaded the page and Creating a problem. Open Safari > From Top Menu File Options > New Private Window.
  2. Remove VPN from Mac if it’s installed. Uninstall VPN Software from Launchpad or Allocations folder on the Finder window.
  3. Update your MacOS to the Latest Version, Outdated Safari Auto Updated. Go to the Apple Logo from top Mac Menu > System Preferences > Software Update > Download & Install.
  4. Create a New Account on Mac MacBook, Try on Newly Created Account. Go to the Apple Logo from top Mac Menu > System Preferences > Users & Group > (+) to add new account.

First, you will see “Unable to find a camera” “Please connect the camera in order to broadcast”.

8 Unable to find camera on Facebook live on Mac or PC

and the solution is this, From the top right corner click on the Camera icon > Always allow Facebook Microphone and Camera.

1 Allow permission for access camera on facebook live

Start Preview, Check everything is okay then go live by the click on “Go Live”.

4 Go live from Facebook on Mac or PC browser

On a close live video, You can find the option for Save on your Timeline or Delete (Not publish to later view).

4 Save or Delete Live facebook video

Done: It will publish on TimeLine

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Delete: Completely Remove the whole video from Facebook. (After that you can’t find or recover deleted live Facebook video)

If you want to go with Delete then nothing will you have to do more.

Earlier FaceBook Live View User Interface on Browser: Mac, Windows PC

Add some text, or say about live video in your language. Add privacy to who can see your live Facebook streaming.

3 find live video option for share with friends

Click on the Next button to turn on the Camera.

Publish the live video on Facebook timeline Mac or PC

Press “Done” and publish the video on the Facebook timeline, Now more settings related to this video you can change Under video settings.

Click on the Settings gear icon available on video, Then Go to More settings.

6 Find more settings option for Published video from facebook timeline

Next Windows see the option for Change Facebook live video quality, Autoplay video, Enable or Disable caption, Change caption on video.

5 Set video settings that have been published on Facebook Timeline

Are you using Facebook live with External Camera?

Don’t have a built-in camera or not working in your iMac, MacBook Pro or Air. So you can try some very best video encoding software, xsplit, obs, Wirecast.

Slow video or Low-resolution video

Live video and audio recording quality also depend on your camera resolution and internet speed. To get a high-quality result you should update or upgrade hardware with the very best webcam for Mac or PC. Or Use the iPhone as a Webcam on Mac.

Are you interested on experience Facebook live video on the iPhone, try it? Share the experience that you like and recommend to others via the comment box.

Jaysukh Patel
Jaysukh Patel

Jaysukh Patel is the founder of howtoisolve. Also self Professional Developer, Techno lover mainly for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iOS, Jaysukh is one of responsible person in his family. Contact On: [OR]

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