The quickest way to increase production value of your Facebook Live broadcasts is through using graphics.

Adding graphics will allow you engage your audience in ways not possible before. Here are a few ideas about how you can use graphics:

  • Brand your Facebook Live productions by adding a full-screen logo at the beginning of the broadcast or insert a logo overlay as a "bug" in the corner of the live video.
  • Display a schedule for the broadcast and use it as an agenda for your viewers, ensuring latecomers don't feel lost.
  • Make lower thirds for speakers and guests so the viewers know who is talking. 

Adding graphics is not possible in the native Facebook Live app. However, you can easily add graphics to your stream by using Switcher Studio to stream to Facebook Live.

Follow the short steps below to insert a logo into your Facebook Live streams using Switcher Studio. The steps for adding a full-screen graphic or custom lower third are nearly identical.

How to insert a logo into your stream using Switcher Studio

Before you begin this process, make sure you have the logo you wish to use in your Photo Library.  For help with that, check out our blog post on getting videos to your Camera Roll.  The same process will work for images.
  1. Launch Switcher Studio on your iOS device, log in, and tap Use as Switcher.
  2. Tap the blue + button. Using Switcher Studio to add a logo to a Facebook Live video
  3. Tap Logo and then tap Photo Library. (You can also store and access your logo from many other locations, but we'll use your Photo Library for the purpose of this tutorial.)Adding a logo from your phone into your livestream
  4. Locate your logo in your Photo Library and tap it to add it to Switcher.
  5. In the Properties window, make any adjustments to your logo that you'd like. You can tap and drag your logo to position it on the screen or pinch and zoom to expand your logo. Once it's where you'd like it, tap Done.
  6. Your logo will now be a selectable source in your Production panel. Tap the thumbnail to add it to the video window.

Displaying your logo in your Facebook livestream

You can use the same process to add lower third graphics, corner bugs, or any other kind of transparent overlay. Simply arrange the graphic where you'd like it in the Properties panel. Additionally, if you'd like to use a full-screen graphic rather than an overlay, simply tap Photo rather than Logo in step 3. Visit our Help Center for a more detailed tutorial about how to add logos and graphics to your livestreams in Switcher Studio.  
You are now ready to dominate your next Facebook Live production.

Want to give it a try? Add your logo to your Facebook Live video with a free, 14-day trial of Switcher Studio. No credit card required.