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.

Screenshot 2019-07-03 at 11.30.25.png That's it for this release ๐Ÿ––Feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback.

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

Better pre-recorded webinars & Dashboard updates

We have two new updates that bring significant performance improvements to both your dashboard and webinar rooms.

Better pre-recorded webinars

This update is invisible to the eye ๐Ÿ‘€, but playing an MP4 in a webinar room is even better than before!

When you play an MP4, you don't have to stay connected to the room anymore. You can just play your video and leave- the video will stay on stage and keep playing until the end. We hope this will provide you a more frictionless experience while playing videos during your webinars.

It's also a necessary step we had to take as we continue to work on our upcoming "automated webinar" feature.

Webinar dashboard improvements

We've made some dramatic improvements to the People dashboard of your webinars. Your dashboard is now faster โšก๏ธ

To achieve this, we removed some of the Active columns from the general view: sessions your registrants have registered/attended and the poll answers.

You can still see the poll answers in the exports. You can also click on a registrant to open up their profile to see which session they registered/attended and the answers they've submitted to polls.

We hope these updates will give you an even more seamless experience in Livestorm.

Happy webinars,

The Livestorm team

Filter webinars by team member

If you have multiple team members creating webinars on your account, the webinar list can get a bit too crowded.

That's why you can now filter your webinars by team member ๐ŸŽ‰ With this feature, you can easily display the webinars you've created on your dashboard.

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We hope this will provide a cleaner view and easier dashboard navigation.

Happy webinars,

The Livestorm team

Livestorm Meet: Now up to 6 people

We've increased the meeting room capacity on our Premium plans.

So if you're on our Premium plan, you can have up to 6 people and 1 screen sharing in the meeting room at the same time.

We hope this will give you more flexibility when hosting live meetings with your collaborators!

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๐Ÿ‘‰ If you're on the Free plan, previous rules still apply. You can have up to 4 people and 1 screen sharing.

Feel free to check out our Help Docs if you'd like to learn more about Livestorm Meet.

Happy meetings!

The Livestorm team

Livestorm for teams ๐ŸŽ‰

The update we've all been waiting for is here! You can now manage all your team's webinars in one place. We've made quite a lot of adjustments ๐Ÿš€

Before:

  • Your Livestorm account was accessible through one login. This means that you needed to share your credentials with your colleagues.
  • There could only be one host per Livestorm account.
  • You had to end a webinar before starting another one. Running multiple webinars at the same time was not an option.

What changed with team-wide accounts:

  • You can have multiple hosts under one Livestorm account.
  • You can run simultaneous webinars thanks to our multi-host feature.
  • The hosts that you add to your account will be able to create, edit, start and end webinars.

How this update helps you:

You don't have to worry about shared accounts anymore. Other hosts will be able to connect through their own credentials and manage everything from A to Z themselves.

With multiple hosts, you don't need to end a webinar to start another one. Each webinar host can run one webinar at a time.

Adding team members ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

You can add new members and manage their rights in your Team settings > Team members. Screenshot 2019-03-06 at 10.10.49.png

There are two main roles you can assign to a team member when you add them to your Livestorm account: host and moderator.

Hosts

Hosts have full dashboard access. They can create webinars and edit them. They can send out webinar invitations. Most importantly, they can start, moderate and end webinars if they're assigned in the webinar settings.

Moderators

Moderators can access the Livestorm dashboard- just like hosts. They can display and export all webinar data.

If you assign them to a webinar, they'll be able to access the webinar room and moderate your webinar.

Moderators can't create, edit, start or end webinars. They can't access the webinar settings and send out webinar invitations.

How does the pricing work?

Our pricing is per host. We will charge each extra host the Webinar Premium plan. You can check out our pricing page for more information. You can add moderators to your team free of charge ๐Ÿ’ธ

We believe this update will help you take even better advantage of Livestorm, and will give you more freedom to manage webinars.

As always feel free to shoot us an email at hello@livestorm.co or chat with us if you have any questions!

Happy webinars,

The Livestorm team

Add team members ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

Hi everyone,

We come bearing some big news. You can now add team members to your account ๐ŸŽ‰

Team members ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ

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For now, added team members have a "moderator" role by default. They can access the Livestorm dashboard- just like you. They can display and export all webinar data as well as manage registrations and delete registrants.

However, they won't be able to create, edit, start or end webinars with the "moderator" role. Also, they won't be able to access the settings and email invite sections of your webinar. This is something we'll enable with our upcoming "host" role.

Once a team member is added to your account, you can then assign them to your webinars as contributors (in your webinar settings). If you assign them to a webinar, they'll be able to access the webinar room and moderate your webinar.

Similar to you (the account owner), they will access the webinar room right from their Livestorm dashboard, we won't send them any confirmation emails or reminders with an access link.

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Guest speakers ๐Ÿ˜Ž

If you want to add a contributor, but not give them dashboard access, you can add them as Guest speakers. This typically applies in cases you'd like to invite people outside of your company to speak at your webinar.

They'll be able to join the webinar room before it starts through their personal link they'll receive by email. They will also be able to moderate the webinar: delete questions, publish polls, invite people on stage,...

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What's coming next? ๐Ÿ”ฎ

  • You'll be able to add team members and assign them the host role. They'll be able to create, edit, start, end webinars just like you (the account owner). The pricing will be per host.

  • You'll be able to decide if you want your team members to access the Billing menu or not.

Anything else? ๐Ÿค”

All your webinar host profiles will be unified from now on. We will fetch the host info found in your profile. Your profile will apply to all your past and upcoming webinars as the host.

This was a necessary step we had to take to release team-wide accounts.

Also, all your past contributors have been converted to "Guest speakers". You can switch them to team members by adding them in your account settings under Team members.

Bear in mind that, this is the first version of team-wide accounts. We will release the fully developed version in the upcoming weeks. This is priority #1 on our list, and we're in it 100% to get it out asap.

Hope you'll find this update useful! Feel free to reach out to us for any questions ๐Ÿ˜„

Happy webinars,

The Livestorm team

Stage Layout Improvements ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Hi everyone ๐Ÿ‘‹

We come bearing news of our biggest update yet (this year). We've completely changed the layout of our webinar stage. It's a total makeover ๐Ÿ’…

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We've opted for a more modern and efficient design for the stage layout. The new layout will enable you to:

  • Minimize your shared media (PDF and MP4) as you prefer. Now, it's totally up to you how you'd like to manage your stage layout! Minimize, maximize, split your streams in 2 (3, or 4...), one thing that is certain is that you'll have more control ๐Ÿ’ฏ

  • Have an improved stage grid to display your streams. This means no more lost space in between your streams, it's all optimized to fit the webinar room.

  • Have better visibility of your streams and more visual impact on your attendees during your sessions. We're all for more engaging and captivating sessions!

What else? ๐Ÿ‘€

If you choose not to share your webcam, your avatar will be displayed instead. You won't see a black box when you disable your webcam anymore. Instead, you will see your avatar showing up with a faded background.

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But that's not all, we've also redesigned the stream controls for easier webinar management:

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What do you think of this update? Just ping us in the chat and let us know! As always, we look forward to your feedback ๐Ÿ˜

Happy webinars,

The Livestorm team ๐Ÿ‘‹

New feature: Send a call to action ๐ŸŽ

This is the last update of the year as we get ready to say goodbye to 2018 ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿฝ

Room actions and CTA โšก๏ธ

The "Share a media" button within the webinar room is now located under the โ€œActionsโ€ button. Weโ€™ve moved it there to welcome a cool new feature: the ability to send a call to action (CTA) to your attendees.

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For now, it's not possible to save your call to action as a draft. So every CTA you create will be sent to your attendees in real time. Saving them as drafts is something we will introduce next year, along with CTA analytics.

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Adding a CTA is a great way to push a promotion, share a survey, or simply redirect attendees to a custom page ๐Ÿ’ฏ

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Room access changes for Chrome ๐Ÿ’ป

If youโ€™re on Chrome 71 or higher, youโ€™ll now notice a layer over the webinar room page with a โ€œClick to accessโ€ link. We had to add this layer because of Chromeโ€™s new autoplay policy. Weโ€™ll definitely look into a better solution for the future though!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019! ๐Ÿ’ซ

The Livestorm team

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