Jump ahead in this article:
- What does unlisting a stream mean?
- Why choose unlisted streams?
- How to share an unlisted stream?
- How do I start an unlisted stream?
What does unlisting a stream mean?
When you mark a live stream as "Unlisted" before you hit that start button, here's what happens:
Hidden from public view: Your live stream won't appear on any browse pages (such as https://www.mixcloud.com/live/) or your Mixcloud profile.
No notifications: Your followers won't receive notifications that you're live.
Why choose unlisted streams?
This feature comes in handy for a couple of scenarios:
Testing ground: If you're trying to fine-tune your stream settings or run a quick tech check without an audience.
Exclusive audience: If you want to share your livestream with a select group? Unlisted streams allow you to host exclusive sets.
How to share an unlisted stream?
To grant access to your unlisted stream, simply share the stream's URL with your chosen audience. The URL for an unlisted stream is always structured as www.mixcloud.com/live/[your username]. Anyone with the link can tune in, whether they're using the desktop or mobile app versions of Mixcloud.
How do I start an unlisted stream?
For step-by-step guidance on how to set up an unlisted stream, refer to our article here (specifically, step 3).
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