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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A new way to view your webinar data

The new “Sessions” 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 “registrants” list for specific sessions, or to access your webinar rooms.

In the next release, you’ll be able to add new webinar sessions directly from the “Sessions” page and edit them as needed. Stay tuned for our next update!🎉

Up your webinar game with custom emails 📫

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 🤓

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? 🔮

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 🙌

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 🚀

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

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

New dial-in numbers ☎️

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 📌

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