Social Wall is the first in a series of updates to Producer – the latest addition to Grabyo's suite of comprehensive cloud-based video production, editing and distribution tools – allowing The first release of this product supports social comments and data overlays to Facebook Live broadcasts..
Here is how it works.
Access Social Wall
Using your existing Grabyo credentials, access the Social Wall through socialwall.grabyo.com - from here you will have access to previously created Social Walls and the option to create new instances.
Connect your social credentials
You must login to Facebook through the panel, giving access to Grabyo and Social Wall. You will now be able to select any Facebook Page associated with your account and which specific post you want the Social Wall to be linked with. At this point you can also name your Social Wall for future reference.
Choose to display comments or to run a poll
Social Wall currently has two main features, the ability to moderate and display real-time comments on a live broadcast or run real-time polls using Facebook reactions. Select which option you want to run during your broadcast.
You can create your new poll by selecting the ‘+’ icon. Simply click into the new poll that appears in the left pane and then type your question into the box. You can choose whether you want to poll via the Facebook reactions or via Hashtags in the comments.
Insert your text into the answer choices making sure that you upload images for at least 2 of your answer choices. You can then proceed by selecting the ‘Start’ button to being polling.
Polling console output
Your polling console Playout appears on the left hand side of your webpage and will update in real-time with the reactions that are made on your Facebook video. You can take the URL of this Playout and then add this as a web source in Grabyo Producer. Once you have finished your poll you can select 'Stop polling...' to end your poll.
Comments from your chosen Facebook post will display on the left, these are currently unmoderated and shows every comment coming through. Click the ‘Approve’ button to send that particular comment to the middle Approved tab, you can approve as many comments as you would like.
Select the comments you want to display and press ‘Approve’ once more, this will send the comments into the Playout tab.
The Social Wall output
Social wall for Periscope
The social wall feature now also incorporates the ability to pull in comments from your Periscope live stream whilst streaming live to Twitter or Periscope directly, but please note that polls are not supported.
Once you have created your social wall and are live on Periscope, you can connect your Twitter/Periscope account on our social wall launcher page and enter in the Broadcast ID.
The Broadcast ID is the random character string appending your Periscope live stream URL. Once you have pasted this in, please add a wall name, update and select the "Comments Console".
To moderate the comments, you simply launch the "Comments Console" and start approving/rejecting the comments that are coming in. Please note that if you are streaming to both Facebook and Periscope, and have connected the social wall to both live posts on the respective platforms, comments from both posts will be collected here.