Team up for your meetings!

We have great news for our Livestorm Meet users!🎁

Team members who could not previously access Meet have a new role called “Moderator.” This free upgrade will help your team take a more active role in your meetings!

Moderators can:

🙌Access the Livestorm Meet dashboard (but they won’t be able to create or edit meeting rooms)

🚀Join your meeting rooms

Coming up are our Scheduled Meetings. You'll be able to schedule meetings in advance, enable recordings, integrate with your Calendly account, and much more! Sign up to try the beta version here.

New countdown feature

Take a deep breath before going Live! When starting a webinar, a countdown will appear, letting you and other team members in the green room know when the webinar will start without surprising anyone. With this new feature you will be able to:

  • 💁‍♀️Take a moment to compose yourself;
  • 🕺Let other team members know the webinar is about to start;
  • 😁Practice your smile.

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Test your connection before you go live!

Our latest update lets you check if your setup meets Livestorm’s technical requirements.

You can now test your browser compatibility, seeing if Livestorm has access to your camera and microphone. It will let you know the expected audio and video quality, based on your connection speed.

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With this update you’ll see your compatibility, connectivity and quality levels before you begin to stream. This should help to avoid any surprises while streaming, and allow you to troubleshoot if you find any issues.

For more information on this update, you can read our help docs where we explain it in more detail. Or, you can test it out yourself.

Happy streaming!

Date variable in emails

Our latest update was highly requested, and we're thrilled to deliver!

You can now add the session date to your emails with a new variable: Webinar date.

Before, when you created a custom email from scratch or when you edited a default email, you weren't able to insert the session date.

Now, simply insert the variable to add the date and time of your webinar session.

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Want to learn more? We go into detail in our help docs.

Microsoft Edge 17+ Compatibility

You can now use Microsoft Edge 17 to go on stage, host webinars and attend meetings on Livestorm 🎉

The compatibility mode will no longer apply to Microsoft Edge 17 and up, as our streaming technology now supports Edge natively 🙌

The streaming will be real-time, so there won’t be any 10-second delays. Bear in mind, that Edge does not support screen sharing. So you won’t be able to screen share due to browser limitations. For versions older than 17, 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!

Greater flexibility for your emails

Options for email signatures

This week's update gives you more control over your email signatures. Sometimes your webinars might have multiple team members involved. You can now select the team member that will be used for the email signature (by default it will be the webinar’s creator). Or, you can select to have no signature. Check out a detailed explanation of this process here.

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Add a dial-in code to custom emails

It is now an option to add your webinar's dial-in information to Livestorm custom emails. Your attendees will be able to view the number and code before entering the webinar room.

Attendees can know the number to call in advance in case they have any hiccups in the viewing process. For more on dial in check out our help docs.

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With these new features you'll have greater flexibility with your emails. We have some more neat things in the works, so stay tuned for our next update!

Push to talk is now live

Sometimes, you probably find it useful to have your microphone muted while you're on stage. Whether it's to quickly clarify something with a teammate or reduce outside noise, our mute feature is a great tool.

In this update we took this feature one step further. Now if you are on stage and your microphone is muted, you can press and hold the "M" key on your keyboard to unmute your mic.

This works by holding down the "M" key until you are finished speaking. Meaning that while you are pressing "M" your audience can hear you, and as soon as you release it you will go back to being muted.

Push to talk won't work if you are on another browser tab or in a different application. It also will not work if you are writing in the Chat tab of your webinar room.

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Push to talk can be used both for your webinars and for Livestorm Meet. It is a neat little feature that should help to make your transitions smoother. We hope you like using it as much as we liked making it. 😁

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! 😊

'Till next time 👋

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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