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Facebook Likes

This layer displays the "Likes" count (aka Reactions) of a particular Facebook Post.

Selecting the Facebook Post Type

If you configured mimoLive to stream to Facebook, the default setting of the Facebook Likes layer will display the Likes count of the live video post.

If you want to display the Likes count of a different Facebook post you need to switch the "Likes Of" option in the "Content" section from "Current Live Video" to "Custom Post ID". In the appearing "Post ID" field you need to enter the Facebook Post ID of the specific post you want to monitor.

Getting the Facebook Post ID of a certain post

To get the Facebook Post ID of a certain post you need to open Facebook in your Internet browser and navigate to that post. Find the time stamp of that post and click on it.

This will get you to a "only this post" view in Facebook. Now if you check the URL of the current webpage you will see something like this:

Copy the number behind "permalink" from this URL in your browser and put it into the "Post ID" field for the Facebook Likes layer like this:

Setting up the Facebook Likes layer as a Voting Poll

Facebook Rules

If using the Facebook Likes layer for polls, please make sure you follow Facebook's rules on how to use Reactions in a live stream.

It is very popular to use the Likes counts of a Facebook Post for a Voting Poll. You can add text labels to each Facebook Likes icon so that it is clear which icon stands for which possible answer. First you need to switch on the "Enabled" option in the Voting section. Now you can set up the font type, size and color for the text labels with the "Text" option. Fill in the text labels you want in the text fields accordingly.

Customizing The Look

You can either click and drag the guide lines in the preview view to adjust the position and size of the output or setup the inset and width parameter in the "Geometry" section of the layer settings.

When you switch the layer "live", the Likes icons will move in from one side by default. You can change the Transition type from "Right to Left" to "Left to Right", "Cut", "Dissolve" or "Push" in the "Animation" section.

In the Appearance section of the layer settings you can change the font type, size and color for the Likes count.

If you don't want to display all the possible like icons you can uncheck them in the "Appearance" section with the appropriate "Include" option

The "Show Zeros" option let you define if you want to automatically hide the Likes icons that have no clicks yet. If they will get clicks over time the icons will appear again automatically.

If your voting poll runs in higher numbers than 1000 then the option "Short Numbers" will help with the layout. The Numbers will get truncated and get extensions like "k" for thousands and "m" for millions.

Anytime a new click will be registered for a certain Like the appropriate icon will pop to seek attention by the audience. You can switch off this animation with the "Jump" option in the Appearance section.

The icons can be adjusted in size by the "Image Size" value. 100% means as big as can be to fit all icons in to the "Width" parameter of the Geometry section.

The Likes icons are the defaults provided by Facebook. You can exchange them in the image input fields at the bottom of the Appearance section.

Facebook Likes