Pair and unpair Facebook

Webcaster X2 uses the Facebook API to get a device pairing code that you simply need to let Facebook know about. Then your Webcaster X2 is authorized to stream to your Facebook account. It couldn't be easier!

Webcaster X2 must be connected to the Internet to retrieve a device pairing code from Facebook and then pair with Facebook. If later on you want to unpair your device, you don't need to be connected to the Internet. If you're live streaming when you unpair, the live stream stops.

By default, Webcaster X2 remembers your account pairing even when you reboot the device. You can change this setting so that you are automatically unpaired when you power off the system. See Stay paired with Facebook.

What you need:

    • Your Webcaster X2
    • (Optional) An HDMI display that supports 1080p video connected to your Webcaster X2
    • (Optional) A USB mouse connected to your Webcaster X2
    • A computer, tablet or mobile device
Depending on your Webcaster X2's settings for Stay paired with Facebook and Start stream automatically, your broadcast may start immediately after device pairing. Check your settings and be ready to begin your broadcast.

Show me!

  1. Look at the front screen display for the Facebook device pairing code or click the Facebook Pair icon if you're using an attached HDMI display.
  2. If your Webcaster X2 is already paired with your Facebook account from a previous session, your account name displays instead of a new pairing code. If no code appears, check that you still have an Internet connection or whether you are still logged in to a captive WiFi network, see Use a captive WiFi network that's password protected .
    Front screen HDMI Display
  3. Using a web browser on your computer or mobile device, go to and login to your Facebook account.
  4. On the Facebook device pairing page, enter the pairing code from your Webcaster X2 in the device code field, then click Continue.
  5. On the next Facebook pop-up, choose a maximum setting for post visibility from Webcaster X2, then click OK. We recommend choosing Public.

  6. On the next pop up, click OK again to authorize Webcaster X2 to post to your Facebook Pages and Groups.

  7. Note: If you have previously authorized this Webcaster X2 with your Facebook account, there are fewer Facebook messages to click through. Simply click OK to confirm that you have already authorized your Webcaster X2.
  8. The front screen on Webcaster X2 updates to indicate that it's paired with your Facebook account.
  9. To unpair the encoder, click the Facebook Unpair icon at the bottom of the screen using the mouse and click Yes.
  10. You can partly unpair the device through Facebook.