Livestorm updates
Livestorm updates

3 Updates to Your Event Room to Improve Your User Experience โœจ





This week, we bring you three event room updates aimed at improving your user experience (and they all involve buttons)!

  1. The "Join stage" button has been renamed to "Participate" to help accommodate wider use cases (such as using your event rooms for non-recorded meetings). Note that the functionality of this button has not changed.
  2. The "Start event" (and "End event") button can now be found at the top right-hand corner of your event room. It has been moved away from the frequently-accessed buttons to prevent accidental clicking. The notification and sidebar toggles are now at the bottom right-hand corner.
  3. You will now find a drop-down arrow on your mic and camera buttons. If you have external mics or cameras, this will allow you to switch between devices without needing to go into your settings.


Blurred & Virtual Backgrounds to Keep the Focus on You ๐Ÿ‘€





We're excited to announce the launch of blurred and virtual backgrounds, a much-anticipated feature that will keep your attendees' focus on you (and only you)! Whether it's clutter, household members, or busy co-working spaces, what's behind you will finally be hidden from prying eyes.

๐Ÿ‘‰ To activate this event feature, simply enter your event room, navigate to your audio/video settings (the gear icon), click on the background effects icon, choose a background, and hit "Save background effect". For more information on blurred and virtual backgrounds, check out this article from our Help Center!


Up to 12 People Can Now Speak Simultaneously During Events ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ





We have increased the number of people that can speak simultaneously during events from 9 to 12! This will be useful whether you're hosting a panel discussion that calls for more speakers, or an internal presentation that requires multiple teammates.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Speaking permissions can be selected when you create a new event, or under the general settings if your event has already been created. If you need help with inviting people to speak, you can also check out this article from our Help Center.


Add More Interactivity to Events with Emoji Reactions ๐Ÿฅณ





Incorporate an element of fun and increase interactivity to your events with our new Emoji Reactions! To activate, simply enter the event room for the desired session, look for the notification in the chat tab, and select "Activate". This will enable emojis at the event level for all your attendees.

๐Ÿ‘‰ For more information on this, check out this article from our Help Center!


New Password Policy for Greater Protection ๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ





We've introduced a new password policy to bring you greater protection and peace of mind! This policy applies to all users unless you're connecting with Google to access your Livestorm account.

Going forward, we ask that your Livestorm password:

  • Be at least 12 characters long
  • Contain at least 1 number, 1 capitalized letter, and 1 special character
  • Be different from the last 4 passwords used on Livestorm, if applicable
  • Enjoy an update every 6 months (don't worry, we'll remind you!)

You'll get a notification on your dashboard 1 month before your current password expires so that you can update it according to the criteria above.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Don't want to wait? Go to My Settings to change your password now! For more information on passwords, check out this article from our Help Center.

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Announcing v2 of our HubSpot integration!





As our partnership with HubSpot expands, we're excited to announce the release of our HubSpot integration v2! This update will make tracking your registrants and attendees a lot easier.

Now, you'll be able to get an overview of who's registered and joined your events, as well as a better understanding of engagement levels during live events. From there, you'll be able to use this data to create lists, automation workflows, and reports for all your marketing and sales needs!

Interested in trying it? Install this new version for free by navigating to the Account Settings page, located under the Integrations section. Then click on the HubSpot card, hit Install, and authenticate with your preferred HubSpot account. That's all it takes!

๐Ÿ‘‰ For a detailed guide on connecting HubSpot and Livestorm, check out this article from our Help Docs.


Improved Warnings When Starting or Ending an Event Early





We have noticed that hosts were starting and/or ending events prematurely by (unintentionally) clicking on "Start Event" or "End Event" after joining the stage. To resolve this, we've improved the message in the warning window. Now, when starting or ending an event earlier than expected, you will be prompted with a checkbox to confirm your choice.


Your Team Members Can Now Answer Polls





We have unlocked the ability for team members to answer polls (great for internal events), or go straight to viewing the poll results without submitting a vote (great for external events)! This gives your team members a better chance to engage during events, leaving you more time to focus on what you're presenting.

Note that this update changes nothing for attendees.


Register people manually to your events!





Running a course, training, or internal event? You may now manually register people yourself to the event! No need to share your registration page. This works best for adding small groups of people or maybe adding someone last minute who was unable to register ๐Ÿš€

This feature is available for all your events, and is accessible via the Share event modal we released a month ago!


Private chat for team members and guest speakers





We are pleased to release a highly requested feature ๐ŸŽ‰

Moderators can now communicate privately during online events! This means that all team members and guest speakers can communicate behind the scenes in a separate chat from the audience. The new tab in the chat window allows you to switch between โ€œEveryoneโ€ or โ€œModeratorsโ€. To make sure that you donโ€™t confuse the two, youโ€™ll notice a difference in the background color.

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