How to Use Facebook Live Without a Facebook Account
St. James' Church thanks the Rev. Nic Mather, rector of St. Stephen's in Longview, for this handy-dandy guide to using Facebook Live ... even without a Facebook account. We will use Facebook Live to stream Morning Prayer each Sunday at 8:00 and 10:00 until such time as we can meet in person again for Holy Eucharist.
Step 1: Click here. The page will open in your browser in a new tab, but these instructions will also stay open. Step 2: Once you are there, ignore any boxes that urge you to log in or sign up. If you have the option to close such a box by clicking "Not Now," go ahead and do that. Step 3: Scroll down the page, past the information-sharing sections (photos, videos, etc.) to the "Posts" section. Step 4: The live video will appear in the "Posts" section. NOTE: If you arrive there before the live feed has started, you may have to refresh your browser once the video has begun. Step 5: If you don't hear any audio, click on the "horn" in the video post to turn the sound on. Step 6: Click on the video in the post (where the image is) to watch the live video in a larger window. Those who are watching without a Facebook account will not be able to make comments or otherwise interact with the video. Those with an account can "like," add comments, etc., while the video is playing. If by some chance you can not see it, check back as it will be saved after the service is over. This is new to all of us so please have patience.
If you find that these instructions were inadequate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. They may be able to help you be better prepared for worship the next time.