Screen Sharing for Safari 13+

The latest Livestorm update ads support for screen sharing in Safari browser (for version 13 and above)! Ideal for training and demonstrations, this update will help you educate in real-time.

Keep things organized with the new sessions management system

The way you create webinars and manage sessions has been fine-tuned with the addition of new side panels.

Webinar Creation Side Panel

Create your new webinars in one place. With the new Webinar Side Panel you can add new webinars, select dates and times, and add new sessions.

These changes will streamline your process by making it easier to create webinars.

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Sessions Management Side Panel

In the same vein, we've been hard at work refining the Sessions tab. The introduction of the new Sessions Side Panel simplifies the process for adding and editing new and existing sessions.

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This update optimizes the way that you navigate planning, editing, and organizing your webinars. We hope you like it as much as we do! ๐Ÿ˜Š

'Till next time ๐Ÿ‘‹

New Automation! Redirect to Page

Now after your webinar ends, you can automatically redirect to any webpage of your choosing. Perfect for sales demos, you can use this feature to show your attendees discount codes, sign up forms, or landing pages.

The new "Redirect to a page" automation can be added by accessing your webinar settings. For more on Webinar Automation check out our help docs.

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A new way to view your webinar data

The new โ€œSessionsโ€ tab in your webinar dashboard streamlines your process, giving you an overview of your webinar activity.

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Here you can find key insights into your past and upcoming webinars. The number of registrants and attendees for each session, as well as the duration of each webinar, can be seen at a glance.

You can use this tab to view the โ€œregistrantsโ€ list for specific sessions, or to access your webinar rooms.

In the next release, youโ€™ll be able to add new webinar sessions directly from the โ€œSessionsโ€ page and edit them as needed. Stay tuned for our next update!๐ŸŽ‰

Up your webinar game with custom emails ๐Ÿ“ซ

Emails make up a large part of the full webinar experience for your registrants and participants. They are their main information source leading up to the webinar.

As such, they are a powerful tool to generate interest in your upcoming event. They are also great to provide important information leading up to the event, in case your attendees need to brush up on some knowledge beforehand ๐Ÿค“

Today, we are thrilled to bring you the biggest update we've made to the Livestorm webinar emailing system as of yet!

Our emails are now based on a more flexible and customizable system. This update also opens the door for a lot more opportunities that we'll be bringing in the coming months.

In short, now you can:

  • Add as many emails as you want (reminders before the event, follow-ups after)
  • Have more control over the Livestorm template and choose which elements you want to display (sharing buttons, etc.)
  • Use fully customized HTML emails

Add as many emails as you want to your webinar campaign

Until now, you had 5 slots for the automated emails around your webinars: "Confirmation", "Reminder", "Webinar is starting", "Thank you" and "Didn't show up".

Now, you have infinite freedom in the emails you create. You can use it to send more reminders, or continue your follow up emailing sequence once the webinar is over. Set up and manage your emailing sequence as you wish!

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More control over the Livestorm template

Start from the template that Livestorm creates for you when you set up your webinar. Remove or change certain elements to fit your brand and image. For example, you can remove the social media sharing buttons and change the CTA at will.

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Fully customizable HTML in webinar emails

Want complete control over your emails' templates? Switch to HTML editing and start coding. You can use the WYSIWYG editor for basic content, or you can switch the editor to "source" to edit the HTML directly. A preview of your work is available on the right side, and you can send test emails to see how they look on a real email client.

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What's next? ๐Ÿ”ฎ

More control over the sender's profile

Soon, you will be able to change the sender's profile to anyone you like. This will be particularly useful when the person managing the webinar invitation isn't the owner or organizer of the webinar.

This was a huge update for the Livestorm team, and we hope you'll like it! Feel free to reach out to us if you have any feedback ๐Ÿ™Œ

Happy webinars,

The Livestorm team

Increased file capacity & New dial-in numbers

We welcome August with some cool improvements to the webinar room and dashboard. Here's what's new on Livestorm:

Increased size limit for file uploads ๐Ÿš€

We've increased the size limit for all file uploads from 500MB to 2GB ๐ŸŽ‰

You don't have to worry about compressing any video files to upload it to Livestorm anymore.

New dial-in numbers โ˜Ž๏ธ

We've added 3 new numbers for the following countries:

  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Mexico

In order to dial-in to any webinar or event, attendees can click on the Help button found on top of the live stream. Then they'll be able to choose the country that they're located in from the pop-up.

Feel free to check out our Help Docs for more information on dial-in.

Reorder & resize your Active columns ๐Ÿ“Œ

The table view and Active columns are now more flexible.

You can reorder and resize your active columns on your webinar dashboard and Participants menu. Just click on the column to drag it left or right and resize it.

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Happy streaming,

The Livestorm team

Greek language & Performance updates

Kalimera ๐Ÿ‘‹

That's right, you can now hold your webinars in Greek ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

Setting it up is pretty easy, just go to Webinar settings > General > Language

You can then select it from the dropdown menu ๐Ÿ‘

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When you set your language, we will translate the webinar room, landing page, and all webinar emails. Your company page will also be translated according to the language of your visitor's browser.

Feel free to reach out to us at hello@livestorm.co if you spot any errors or if you'd like to make a new language request ๐Ÿ˜‰

But, that's not all! July has been a month of heavy development, bug fixes and updates invisible to the eye ๐Ÿ‘

Your Livestorm dashboard, webinar and participant lists are now faster and better optimized โšก๏ธ We hope this will give you a better experience while navigating our platform.

Happy streaming,

The Livestorm team

Livestorm Safari Compatibility ๐Ÿ’ป

We've added Safari to our list of fully compatible browsers!

You can now use Safari to go on stage, hold your webinars and meetings on Livestorm ๐ŸŽ‰

The compatibility mode will no longer apply to Safari desktop versions 12.1 and up, as our streaming technology now supports Safari natively ๐Ÿ™Œ

The streaming will be real-time, so there won't be any 10-second delays.

Bear in mind, that Safari does not support screen sharing. So you won't be able to screen share due to browser limitations.

For versions older than 12.1, our classic compatibility mode will still work. Feel free to check out our technical requirements for more information.

We hope you'll find this update useful.

Happy webinars and meetings ๐Ÿ––

The Livestorm team

Put your webinars on autopilot ๐Ÿค–

Automated webinars

From now on, you can create webinars that play automatically at the date and time you choose.

Setting it up is pretty easy. All you need to do is go to your Webinar settings and activate Automation. You can then create automation rules that follow a specific timeline.

The available automation rules are:

  • Start webinar
  • Play a video
  • End webinar

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That's it! Just lay back and let your webinars take off on autopilot ๐ŸŒด

In time, we will add more automation rules, such as sending automatic CTAs, polls, etc.

New language: Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

You can now hold your webinars in Vietnamese. Just select it from the language dropdown in your Webinar settings. The changes will apply to your landing page, webinar room and emails.

Export access links

You can export your registrants' access links by email from your People dashboard. We still show the access keys in the People view, but you'll get the complete access links when you export all columns by email:

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This would help in cases you'd like to use your own emailing tool to send out emails to your registrants.

Filter your meeting rooms by team members

Having a lot of team members on your Livestorm account might crowd up your workspace. This is why you can filter your meeting rooms by team member to keep your view clean and simple.

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Dashboard redesign

We've upgraded the design of the webinar dashboard to for a sleeker look to make room for some upcoming (and exciting) features.

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Happy webinars and meetings,

The Livestorm team

Introducing Meet Premium & PDF Privacy

Meet Premium

We started the year by making it easy for organizations to use Livestorm, with Livestorm for teams. Today, we're taking the next step towards making Livestorm the best video suite for businesses.

We're giving the biggest update to Livestorm Meet since it was originally released. Here's what's new with Meet Premium:

Meetings with up to 8 attendees

We've no less than doubled the limit of attendees that can join a meeting at a given time. This should give more flexibility to your online meetings.

Livestorm Meet for teams with unlimited rooms

Livestorm Meet can now be used by teams for online meetings through one Livestorm account. Add as many hosts as you want to your Livestorm Meet account. Each meeting host can create unlimited meeting rooms. The concept is still the same- invite any contact by simply sharing a link.

What's next?

Scheduled Meetings: In the coming months, you'll be able to connect Livestorm Meet with your calendar and automatically schedule meetings on Livestorm.

Meeting Recordings: We'll make it possible to record your video meetings.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Since we're launching early before scheduled meetings and recordings, we're giving out a huge discount: -75% for 6 months of Livestorm Meet, with the coupon LETSMEET ๐Ÿค

The coupon will apply automatically to your subscription during checkout.

Bear in mind that Meet Basic is still available! With Meet Basic, you can continue to benefit from one meeting room with up to 4 attendees, free of charge ๐Ÿ’ธ You can check out our documentation for more information.

Prevent PDF download in the webinar room

We've made some significant improvements in our webinar room privacy.

Starting from now, the PDFs you share inside a webinar room will not be downloadable by default. If you'd like your attendees to be able to download the PDF during your webinar, you can enable this option in your Webinar room settings (Settings > Webinar room).

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We really hope that you'll find these updates useful!

Happy meetings ๐Ÿ˜‰

The Livestorm team