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Increase of the media sharing limit to 4GB

 

Improvement

 

 

Do you need to share videos or heavy PDFs with your audience? Good news, we’ve increased the media sharing limit from 2GB to 4GB for PDF and MP4.

You can now share files with your audience in top quality!

πŸ‘‰ To see how to share files on Livestorm, simply check out this article.

The Light Registration Page Just Got Lighter πŸͺΆ

 

Improvement

 

 

To give your registrants the most seamless process possible, we've revamped the light registration page to make it even lighter! From now on, a registrant will be asked only for their email address upon signing up (i.e. if they're new to your event) or signing in (i.e. if they're already registered). This simplified workflow applies to everyone, whether you're a team member, guest speaker, or attendee.

Additional details or fields will then be displayed only as needed:

  • Team members will be asked to log in to their Livestorm account.
  • New attendees will be asked to fill out their name and select an avatar (optional).
  • Registered attendees will be asked if they want the access link resent to them.

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Saying Goodbye (For Now) to "Pinned" Streams πŸ‘‹

 

Sunsetting

 

 

As it turned out, not all change is good. Following the release of our "pinned" streams feature, many of you have expressed concerns over how this has affected the layout of your streams, especially as it pertains to the replays. We thank you for your valuable feedback and, after careful consideration, have decided to sunset the "pinned" streams feature. This means that the layout of your streams will go back to being controlled the former way that you know best.

The upside to this experience is that it gave us a lot of insight on how we can roll out layout management in the future. For that, you will just have to stay tuned! πŸš€

Introducing Greater Control Over the Location of Your Video Traffic 🚦

 

Feature

 

 

Need help keeping your video traffic to a specific region for data privacy reasons? Our team is pleased to announce the ability to set your server locations (auto, EU, and US) for your video traffic!

For example, you can select the EU-based video server option to ensure that all the video traffic for your events gets processed by servers located in Europe only. Don't worry, anyone located outside this region would still be able to access the video streams.

πŸ‘‰ For more information, check out this Help Center article. Note that this feature is currently available for all Livestorm enterprise customers only. To upgrade your account, we invite you to contact our sales team at sales@livestorm.co!

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Handy Notification When You're Speaking While Muted πŸ—£οΈ

 

Feature

 

 

"We can't hear you, you're on mute!" If this sounds familiar to you, then this new feature will definitely come in handy. Our platform will now detect when you're speaking while muted and display a message to remind you!

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New and Improved Layout Management with "Pinned" Streams πŸ“Œ

 

Feature

 

 

Have you ever had a team member resize or close your stream during an event without even realizing it? This can now be prevented with the ability to "pin" streams, which can be done by team members and guest speakers during events!

πŸ‘‰ Here's how it works if you're a team member or guest speaker:

  • Pinning a stream will keep it maximized and locked for everyone, meaning that attendees will not be able to change their own layout.
  • Not pinning or unpinning a stream will unlock the ability for attendees to change their layout, which will only be visible to them.
  • A stream with media or screen sharing will pin itself automatically (and replace a stream that may have been previously pinned).

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

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Introducing SAML-Based SSO for Enterprise Users 🏒

 

Feature

 

 

Do you have a Livestorm enterprise account? If so, you might be interested to know that you can now activate SAML-based SSO on your workspace!

Wait, SAM-what? SAML SSO, which stands for Security Assertion Markup Language Single Sign-On, is an efficient and secure way for your organization to manage your team’s access to third-party platforms like Livestorm. Often recommended by IT departments, it allows you and your team members to log on to all your SSO-enabled accounts with just one email and one password.

πŸ‘‰ Our SSO feature can be activated on all SAML 2.0-compatible identity providers (IdPs) including Microsoft Azure Directory, Okta, and OneLogin. It's also readily available if you have 10 or more Livestorm licenses by contacting your dedicated Customer Success Manager (CSM)! For more information, check out this article in our Help Center.

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Customize Your Virtual Background to Your Heart's Content πŸ’–

 

Improvement

 

 

Following the announcement of our blurred and virtual backgrounds, we're pleased to share that you can now upload your own image to customize your background! We get it, customization is everything. Therefore, whether you need a change of (virtual) scenery or just want to maintain your privacy, you can now do it according to your personal style.

πŸ‘‰ To upload your own image, simply enter your event room, click on the virtual backgrounds button, then click on the + sign to choose from a file on your computer! For more information on blurred and virtual backgrounds, check out this Help Center article.

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New "Leave Event" Button to Improve Your User Experience ✨

 

Feature

 

 

This week, we bring you the "Leave event" button aimed at improving your experience of leaving from events:

  • Hosts can now step away without the need to end their event, which will be handy for hand-offs to speakers or teammates.
  • Participants now have a more obvious way to leave, which will be handy if they don't know the Livestorm platform very well.

Once you leave, re-joining the event is as simple as clicking on "Return to event"! Note that this feature is only available for events and not for instant meetings.

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Two Clicks for a Safer Way to Close Streams ✌️

 

Improvement

 

 

If you've ever closed your stream by accident when you meant to minimize it, then this update will help! We've improved the way you remove streams by adding a second click. From now on, clicking once on the X will darken that particular stream, and clicking a second time will remove it.

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