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Check Out Our New Partner Plugin by Visme 🤝

 

Plugin

  

We're pleased to announce the release of a plugin built by our partners at Visme! This plugin will allow team members to share their Visme presentations on Livestorm.

  • Where can you find this? The Visme partner plugin can be found in the App marketplace or by searching for it via the "Install more" shortcut on your Apps menu. Enable the plugin with one click to use it across all your events.
  • How can you use it? In your event room, click on the Share button and select “Share a Visme presentation”. Then copy and paste the link to your Visme presentation and click on Share.

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Access Your Sidebar in Full-Screen Mode with the External Sidebar Plugin 📲

 

Plugin

  

Our first plugin of 2022 provides team members with an ingenious solution for accessing your sidebar while you’re sharing your entire screen in full-screen mode: With the new External Sidebar, you’ll be able to display your sidebar on a separate device or window! This means that you can check out your polls, answer questions, and monitor conversations with ease while you’re presenting in full-screen mode.

  • Where can you find this? The External Sidebar plugin can be found in the App marketplace or by searching for it via the "Install more" shortcut on your Apps sidebar. Enable the plugin with one click to use it across all your events.
  • How can you use it? Once you've enabled the External Sidebar plugin, you'll be able to access it via the Apps sidebar of your event room. To open this on a separate device, simply click on the plugin, scan the QR code using the smartphone or tablet of your choice and sign in to your Livestorm account once the page on your device loads. To open this in a new window, simply click on the button located beneath the QR code labeled “Open sidebar in new window”.

👉 For detailed instructions on how to use the External Sidebar plugin, check out this Help Center article.

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Team Members Can Manually Register Someone with Just an Email Address 📧

 

Improvement

  

To allow you to manually register people to your events more quickly, we’ve simplified the manual registration form by removing the first and last name fields. As a team member, you can now manually register someone to an online event or meeting using just an email address!

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First and Last Name Fields Can Now Be Made Optional for Your Registrants 📇

 

Improvement

  

To help make the registration process more fluid for your registrants and reduce registration/attendance drop-off, we’re pleased to introduce the ability to make the first and last name fields optional. You’ll love this update especially if you run a lot of events with participants who have already registered, such as online classes or reoccurring meetings.

Making the first and last name fields optional is simple!

  1. Go into the Settings of your event
  2. Navigate to Registration
  3. Either deselect the blue checkboxes under “Required” or delete the fields altogether

Tip: if you do a lot of lead nurturing and anticipate mostly net new registrants for your event, we recommend making the first and last name fields mandatory to capture more data!

👉  For more information on how to customize your registration forms, check out this Help Center article.

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Introducing RTMP Ingestion in Private Beta to Improve Your Live Streaming Quality 📹

 

Private Beta

  

To help you deliver the very best live streaming quality, we’re pleased to introduce RTMP ingestion in private beta!

RTMP, which stands for Real-Time Messaging Protocol, delivers content from an encoder (such as OBS) to an online Livestorm event session - that’s the “ingestion” part of it. By enabling RTMP ingestion on your account, you will be able to take your external video streaming setup and display it on Livestorm.

This means that you will be able to give your audience full HD video resolution (up to 1080p) with very low latency (~5s). If you use professional audio and video production setups for your webinars, this feature will be particularly interesting to you.

Want to take this private beta for a spin?

  • Simply contact us at help@livestorm.co to get this enabled on your Livestorm account!


👉 For more information and setup instructions on RTMP ingestion, check out this Help Center article.

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We're Removing v1 of Our HubSpot Integration, Switch to v2 Today 🔄

 

Announcement

  

On December 31, 2021, we will officially be removing v1 of our HubSpot integration from our platform. This means that if you don't update, you won't be able to connect to your HubSpot account after this date. But never fear, our HubSpot v2 integration is here (and has been for many months)!

To ensure that you're using the latest version of our HubSpot integration on your workspace, simply navigate to the HubSpot card in the App marketplace and check for a message prompting you to update. If you don't see a message, this means your integration is already up to date!

👉 For more information on connecting HubSpot to Livestorm, check out this Help Center article.

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Revamp the Look and Feel of Your Event Room with the Custom Design Plugin 🎨

 

Plugin

  

Ever wanted to revamp the design of your event room to match your brand or to create a specific theme? Hosts and moderators can now test your creative limits with the new Custom Design plugin, which will allow you to tailor your event room with a logo, a background image (including animated GIFs), and colors of your choice!

  • Where can you find this? The Custom Design plugin can be found in the Apps marketplace or by searching for it via the "Install more" shortcut on your Apps sidebar. Enable the plugin with one click to use it across all your events.
  • How can you use it? Once you've enabled the Custom Design plugin, you'll find it in the Apps sidebar of your event room. Simply upload the logo and background images of your choice, and/or change the background and primary colors to transform the design of your room!

👉 For more information on the Custom Design plugin, check out this Help Center article.

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Chat Privately with Other Participants Using the Direct Messages Plugin 💬

 

Plugin

  

Ever wanted to chat privately with someone in the room without everyone else seeing your conversation? Introducing our Direct Messages plugin, which will allow any event participant to send a private message to another person!

  • Where can you find this? The Direct Messages plugin can be found in the App marketplace or by searching for it via the "Install more" shortcut on your Apps sidebar. Enable the plugin with one click to use it across all your events.
  • How can you use it? Once you've enabled the plugin, you'll see a new icon at the bottom left-hand corner of your chat tab where you'll be able to use the /dm command to message another person. Alternatively, you can click on the three dots located next to a person's name to send them a private message.

Note on limitations: refreshing your browser will clear all private messages from your chat.

👉 For more information on how to use the Direct Messages plugin, check out this Help Center article.

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Now You Can Register Contacts to Livestorm with a HubSpot Form 👥

 

Improvement

  

A few of you have expressed the need to register contacts to your Livestorm events directly via a HubSpot form and we're pleased to announce that your wish is our command! In addition, you can now manage your Livestorm event emails through HubSpot. You will find this workflow useful if you're using HubSpot as the single source of truth for your data.

All this can be set up on your HubSpot account under Workflows, which is found under Automations, using the code that we've prepared for you! Once you've done the initial setup, you'll merely need to duplicate your workflow and change the form and session that you want to connect.

👉 For step-by-step instructions to connect a HubSpot form to a Livestorm event (and manage your event emails through HubSpot), check out this Help Center article.

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Distribute Files With Ease Using the New Handouts App 📂

 

Plugin

  

We invite you to check out our new Handouts app which will make sharing downloadable files with your audience a breeze! Now your registrants will be able to find all the resources you've uploaded in one convenient place, whether that's presentation slides, one-pagers, and more.

  • Where can you find this? You will find the shortcut to install the Handouts app in the new Apps sidebar that's located on the bottom right-hand corner of your event room.
  • How can you use it? Simply drag and drop or browse on your computer to upload any file type up to 200MB. Files will be shared across all sessions of your event and be available for up to one year.

👉 For more information on the Handouts plugin, check out this Help Center article.

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