On Android, viewers can minimize a livestream to perform other actions (in-app or externally), and still stay engaged through a picture-in-picture box. Coming to iOS in the future!
To learn how to schedule a livestream Event, check out "How Do I Schedule a Livestream Event?"
Start a Livestream
In the iOS and Android app, tap the "camera" icon in any Global Feature you have enabled.
In a Space, you can find the go live in three dot menu in the upper right corner.
When you go live on the web or mobile, you’ll be prompted to allow access to your camera and microphone.
Connecting OBS to your livestream
Interested in adding filters, split-screen effects, and more? OBS is a popular (and free!) application, and it works well with Mighty's native Livestreaming feature. You will only be able to use OBS with Google Chrome or Firefox browsers, not Safari.
- First, you will need to download the OBS software to your computer
- Open the application and allow permissions to your camera and microphone
- You will see a screen like this when you open the application
- In the "Sources" section click the + icon and choose "Video Capture Device"
- Select "Create New" and choose the camera you would like to use.
- Then click "Start Virtual Camera" in the Controls setting
- When you start a Livestream after those steps, you will see your OBS camera as an option in the dropdown menu.
Next, name your livestream and choose whether to notify members about the livestream and record it. You can also select whether or not you would like your video to be mirrored.
Once you're live, you can change your camera and microphone source as well as whether or not you want your video to be mirrored. You can find these settings by selecting the gear icon in the bottom center menu.
Once you click the "Go Live Now" button, the livestream will prepare to start, then display a countdown before going live. If selected, notifications will be sent and recording of the live video will start immediately. Members will be able to easily view if multiple livestreams are happening simultaneously in your different Spaces.
On the web, in the upper left corner you’ll see an "End Livestream" button and a livestream timer. On the right, a panel includes the chat and a participant list in separate tabs. Livestream viewers will be able to type in the chat and have the option to toggle off the chat for themselves as well. The list of viewers will update in real-time.
On mobile, you will see the livestream filling the screen. At the top of the screen there will be an “End” button, options to toggle your camera and/or microphone on and off, toggle off the chat, and the ability to switch between front and rear cameras. If using the rear camera, you’ll also have the option to toggle your device’s flashlight on and off.
At the bottom of the screen, you will see a viewer count icon and the chat bar. Tapping the icon will open a popup with the list of viewers. Chat messages will appear halfway up the screen before disappearing. You can scroll through the messages throughout the livestream.
To learn how to invite Speakers up to your livestream, check out this article.
When you go live, a banner will appear at the top of the . It will show the title, a livestream of the video, and a counter of the participants. The banner will remain at the top of the feed throughout the livestream. Clicking on it will open a flyout with the livestream.
How to Join a Livestream as a Viewer
When you go live, any Host, Moderator, or member that has access to the Space where you are livestreaming can join by clicking the notification, if the Host chooses to send one, or they can click “Join Livestream” on the livestream banner at the top of the feed.
To leave the livestream, a participant can click the ‘Leave’ button in the top left corner.
End a Livestream
Clicking the “End Livestream” button will not immediately end the live stream. A pop-up will display to confirm the action.
If confirmed, viewers will see a message that the livestream has ended.
Updated December 2023