How to Use OBS Studio with Microsoft Teams to Stream to YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook

Are you getting tired of using Skype for business and want to take your Microsoft Teams meetings to Social Media platforms? Then you should know about the OBS studio. OBS (Open Broadcast Software) is a trending video streamer application. Specially used to stream games or videos on social media platforms.

The best thing about OBS is it’s free. On free of cost, OBS is providing you with a professional level of video streaming. OBS is used by many professional broadcasters. And if you are thinking about using OBS to broadcast your Teams meetings on social media platforms then you are at the right place. Here’s a detailed guide on how to use OBS.

How to Use OBS Studio with Microsoft Teams to Stream to YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook

How to use OBS?

  • For using OBS to live stream you need two things: OBS and OBS Virtual Camera. By the help of OBS Virtual Camera, in the OBS studio, you can broadcast the screen as a webcam in Microsoft Teams.
  • Go to this link (https://www.obsproject.com/ )
  • Here, you can download the OBS application and install the application on your computer.
  • Now, go to the OBS Forum by clicking on this link given below

(https://obsproject.com/forum/resources/obs-virtualcam.539/ )

  • You can download the third-party plugins and four virtual cameras by clicking on the “Go to download” option.

Setting up OBS Studio to Stream with Microsoft Teams:

  • First, you need your “Stream Server” and “Stream Key” which can be found on your streaming platforms. Go to the live video set up pages. Then, input the stream server and stream key into the Stream tab on OBS.
  • Install the Virtual camera plugins and activate the camera of OBS.
  • To share your computer screen and webcam in your Teams Meetings, you have to set the OBS camera as the primary device in Microsoft Teams.
  • Then, go to the OBS studio, then open the Tools Under this section, you’ll find the option “VirtualCam
  • Select “Autostart
  • You’ll see another box with the heading Target Camera. Click on it and choose OBS-Camera.
  • To enable your Virtual camera, select the Buffered Frames to zero and press Start.
  • Now, open Microsoft Teams and directly go to the Settings.
  • Find the Devices tab and under it, you will find the Camera Select OBS-Camera from the Camera option.
  • Choose Studio Mode from OBS. You will have two screens. The right screen will be the active scene for your Microsoft Teams meetings. The left screen shows a preview of the editable scene. There is a Transition button in between the two screens. You can choose the Transition button to edit a scene before you show it to your audience.

Broadcasting a Microsoft Teams Meeting with OBS studio on Social Media platforms:

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The process of broadcasting/ live-streaming a Microsoft Teams meeting using OBS is almost similar for different social media apps. For this process, you need the RTMP server and Stream key. Now, follow the guide given below to learn how you can stream to various social media platforms.

How to Stream to Facebook Live:

  • Go to your Facebook page. Under the “Write Post” option, find the triple-dot option. Click on it and you will find the “Live Video” option.
  • A new page will open. Here you can set the Title & Description of your Live Stream.
  • Click the “Use Stream Key” option.
  • Inside the Live Stream Setup, you will find the necessary Server URL and Stream Key. Copy these values for further use.
  • Now, open the OBS Studio and click on
  • Open the Stream tab and paste here the Server URL and Stream Key that you copied earlier.
  • Click “Apply” and proceed to build your broadcast.
  • Add Microsoft Teams window as a source and a new scene “Teams Stream“.
  • Add a “Window Capture” source. You can give it a name. Click
  • Go to the Window and select your Microsoft Teams (Teams.exe) application.
  • Click the triple-dot icon in your Microsoft Teams meeting screen and select “Enter Full Screen“.
  • You can also choose the “Do not disturb” button to keep unwanted notifications away from your live stream.
  • Press “Start Streaming” in the OBS studio and press “Go Live” on Facebook. Your Live Streaming is started.

How to Stream to YouTube live:

  • Open your YouTube page. In the upper right section, you have to click on the “Create” option.
  • Under that, you will find the “Go Live” option. Click on it and a new window will open.
  • Here, you can add Titles & Descriptions of your live stream.
  • Now, click “Create Stream” and try to find the “Stream Settings” tab.
  • You can see the Stream URL and your Stream Key. Copy these values for future use.
  • Now, open the OBS Studio and click on
  • Open the Stream tab and paste here the Server URL and Stream Key that you copied earlier.
  • Click “Apply” and proceed to build your broadcast.
  • Add Microsoft Teams window as a source and a new scene “Teams Stream“.
  • Add a “Window Capture” source. You can give it a name. Click
  • Go to the Window and select your Microsoft Teams (Teams.exe) application.
  • Click the triple-dot icon in your Microsoft Teams meeting screen and select “Enter Full Screen“.
  • You can also choose the “Do not disturb” button to keep unwanted notifications away from your live stream.
  • Press “Start Streaming” in the OBS studio and press “Go Live” on YouTube. Your Live Streaming is started.

 Whether you are an educator or you are running your own website, live streaming on social media platforms is a great idea to share your content. If you are wondering which software you should use for this purpose then you are in the right place, because not only we have provided you with all the information about the best live streaming software but also we have given a simple guide on how you can use it.

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OBS is the best trending and easy to use application out there for live streaming. Follow our guide to know how you can use OBS studio with Microsoft Teams to stream on different social media platforms. We hope this article comes useful to you. If you have any queries or feedback, please write down the comment in the below comment box.

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