Livestorm updates
Livestorm updates

Up to 12 People Can Now Speak Simultaneously During Events 🗣️





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.

👉 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 🥳





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.

👉 For more information on this, check out this article from our Help Center!


New Password Policy for Greater Protection 🛡️





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.

👉 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!

👉 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 🚀

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 🎉

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 “Everyone” or “Moderators”. To make sure that you don’t confuse the two, you’ll notice a difference in the background color.

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New Zapier integration (v2)





Today, we're launching the new version of our Zapier integration (v2)! The first version has been used by thousands of users over the past couple of years, and we decided to slightly refresh it — here's what's new:

  • You don't have to always choose a target event or session to fire triggers anymore. For instance, the 'New registrant', 'Event Published', 'Session started' or 'Session ended' triggers can be filtered for a specific event, but also for all events. It means that you don't have to create one Zap for each event session anymore!
  • We've added a 'Search session' step, which will make it easy for you to find one of your upcoming sessions, for instance to combine it with the 'Create Registrant' action!
  • The 'Create Registrant' action now returns the full information about the newly created registrant (such as the registrant’s unique access link). It means that you can now send your own email reminders!

Don't worry, all your Zaps created using the previous version will stay active! They will be fully functioning until March 15, 2022, when the v1 version will be discarded.

How can you start using this v2 for your new Zaps — or to migrate your old Zaps? All you have to do is create a new Zap, choose the 'Livestorm' app, retrieve your Zapier token from your account settings and paste it in Zapier during the authentication step!

👉 Do you want to know more about this feature? Read our dedicated article about our Zapier v2 integration and our migration guide to help you switch from the v1 connector to the v2.


1080p for uploaded videos and recordings





Previously in the room, all pre-recorded videos and recordings were played at 720p max. Now, any new uploaded videos and recordings that are 1080p and above will be played in 1080p (if the viewer has enough bandwidth).