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How To Convert A Facebook Live Video To Youtube

Do you want to get the most out of your Facebook Live? Why not upload it to YouTube? It’s a great way to get more reach for a live stream that you already produced.

In this blog post, we will explore the options on how to convert your Facebook Live to a video on YouTube.

After Your Facebook Live

After you have completed a live broadcast on Facebook, the next step is to upload it to Youtube.  You will reach a wider audience, and people visit Youtube to watch videos. If you add SEO tags, you will also benefit from both Youtube and Google search results.

After downloading the video, you may use another platform to edit the video before uploading it to Youtube. When you broadcast using BeLive, you can use the BeLive Video Editor before you download the video. The editing can take place without leaving the BeLive website.

You will download the video from our Facebook page and upload the same video to our Youtube channel. After uploading, you complete the required details and publish the video on Youtube.

Most of the details you need are in the original Facebook video post. You are grateful to Mary Waters for permitting us to feature her BeLive broadcast. 

Downloading the Video from Facebook

Downloading the Video from Facebook


  • Visit your Facebook page and select the videos tab.
  • Browse through the videos and choose the video you are going to download and transfer to Youtube.
  • Double click on the video to play it. 
  • Select the three dots top right, and the menu will appear on the screen.
  • Click the  Download Video option.

The video will download to your local hard drive. You are now ready to upload the video to Youtube.

Editing a Video using the BeLive Video Editor before uploading to Youtube.

When you broadcast using BeLive, BeLive stores an HD version of the video on our page. 

The video is of better quality than the Facebook version and is better suited for uploading to Youtube.

You can use The BeLive Video Editor without leaving the BeLive website. You can make edits to the video before downloading it. You can trim the intro to your video, especially useful if you use a countdown clock at the beginning of your live broadcast.

The Editor is intuitive and easy to use yet very powerful. You can download the video when you have finished editing.

What You Can Do with BeLive’s Video Editor: 

  • Add text to the trimmed video.
  • See the timeline of the video where viewers commented. 
  • See the parts of the video where you used features, such as when you showed the guest, a photo, or a video.

    With these features, it’s very easy to see where you need to trim without watching and listening to the video. 

Editing a Video using the BeLive Video Editor

Uploading the video to Youtube

On your Youtube channel page, select the video button. The button is situated top right corner of your page. 

Uploading the video to Youtube


You will then have the option to upload your video.


Select the video you wish to upload.


When the video starts to upload, the following screen will appear.

There are three things you need to do whilst the video uploads and whilst Youtube processes it. The upload and processing times can vary. Do not leave the page below until the video has completed uploading. 

All the details you require are on the original post on Facebook.

Title Copy and paste the titles from Facebook. You should edit the title to be informative about the content.

Description You can copy and paste the Facebook post text. There is space to add additional information, including links to your website and Facebook page. If you have guests on the broadcast, include their links, too,

Thumbnail. When viewers are browsing Youtube, it helps to have an eye-catching thumbnail to attract their attention. When you have a series of videos, you could include a logo or design that features all your thumbnails. The thumbnail helps with brand recognition.


After you have entered the details, your screen will look like this. You have added a thumbnail taken from the video and added a title and description.

You then press the next button bottom right; you have two more pages to complete.

You can add an End screen on this page, which links to the action you would like viewers to take next after watching our video. You can connect to any of our videos on our Youtube channel.

You can add up to five cards linking to videos you would like viewers to watch; you can select the time at which rach suggested video appears during playback.


On the third page, you select when you wish to publish the video. There are three options.

  • Private means only you can see the video.
  • Unlisted means anyone with the link can watch the video
  • Public means everyone can watch the video. You can set the date and time at which the video publishes.


Pressing Publish completes the Youtube upload process. The video from Facebook is now on Youtube. You can now promote your Youtube video! Remember to add cards and end-screens to your video!

Do you upload your Facebook Live on YouTube? If you want to save hours of editing time, try BeLive’s Video Editor.

1 Comment

  1. Love it! Great tutorial, easy to follow and your subjects are perfectly behaved 🙂

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