Re-streaming to Instagram

Re-streaming to Instagram is possible using a third party software available at

Yellow Duck will generate the required stream key and RTMP URL from Instagram.

There are a couple of drawbacks to this approach:

  1. Flux Panda only supports two RTMP re-streaming end-points at this time, so you have to give up one of the available slots i.e. Facebook or YouTube
  2. As opposed to Facebook and YouTube the stream key on Instagram is not permanent and expires after a few minutes. This means from the time you generate the key you have to copy it into Flux Panda and go live relatively fast.
  3. You will not be able to see if you are live on Instagram using your own account, hence use a friend's account or create a new account and follow your broadcasting account to check if the stream works.

Step by step

  1. Download the app from
  2. Once the app was installed, open the Yellow Duck app, and enter your Instagram name and password
  3. Check "Allow commenting" if you want people to comment on Instagram live. Tip: this is also useful to promote the landing page where people can order the products. Ask your friends to help with promoting the URL using the comment box, so other viewers can see it.
  4. Click on "Log In" in the Yellow Duck application
  5. Once logged in, copy the "RTMP URL" and the "Stream Key" over to Flux Panda

Configuring Flux Panda

  1. Open the Flux Panda admin panel and go to your channel.
  2. Click on "Channel Settings".
  3. Now, choose the "Facebook Re-streaming" or "YouTube Re-streaming" settings and paste the "RTMP URL" and the "Stream Key" from Yellow Duck, press save.
  4. Finally, go to your session and "Go Live"

Remember: you have only a few minutes from when you generate your stream key in Yellow Duck, to going live.

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