Block a registrant from the dashboard

So far with Livestorm, when you want to remove a participant from your room because they are sending spam or inappropriate messages, you can do so by using the "Kick" button. The button is also useful for teachers who wanted to remove students who arrived late to class.

The "Kick" button removes participants from all events organized from by the workspace, indefinitely.

The old "Kick" button had some drawbacks. It wasn't possible to see within your dashboard who was blocked from your events after being kicked out, and there wasn't a way to unblock users who you wanted to grant access to again (like a tardy student, for example).

This is why we've come up with a new way to manage unwanted attendees.

First, we've renamed the "Kick" button. It is now called "Block". It works as it did before with some additional controls. You can now block and unblock registrants directly from the people tab inside of your dashboard.

In this tab, we will also highlight registrants who are blocked from all of your events.

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For more information on how to block or unblock a registrant from the dashboard, read this article from our help docs.

Redesign of the dashboard and the room πŸŽ‰

We are happy to announce a new redesign of the dashboard and room of the Livestorm app πŸŽ‰

Here are the main changes on the dashboard:

  • The background of the dashboard is fully white, more refined and we changed the main color of Webinar and Meet to use one single color 🎨

  • We moved the navigation bar from the top to the left of the dashboard and thus reshaped it vertically. Also, the account settings will be accessible on the bottom left of the dashboard πŸ”Ž vertical nav bar.png

  • The "New session" button is accessible everywhere on the event level no matter what tab you are in πŸ€“

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  • Last but not least, the dashboard is now fully responsive 🀳

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And for the room:

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  • Controls have changed place: find them directly fixed at the bottom of the screen instead of in the stream πŸ•Ή

  • Countdown / event duration and the publish / start / stop information are displayed at the bottom right of the screen ☝️

  • Host an event directly from your phone. We have worked on a full mobile experience. It's responsive and menus are easy to use πŸ“±

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Beta feature: Create a whiteboard

Many of you were asking for a whiteboard feature. It is now possible, thanks to Miro - a collaborative whiteboard platform - for making this possible.

πŸš€ Start a whiteboard session for any webinars

⚑️️ Quickly create whiteboards without any Miro account (or save your work later by creating a Miro account)

πŸ’ͺ Use powerful tools for mapping, diagramming, and much more. This feature is in beta and available for all users. Any and all feedback is welcome.

Notes:

  • To start a whiteboard session. Click the actions button then on Share a whiteboard (beta)
  • If you're using the recording option for your webinars, there's a Bring everyone to me feature that will bring all the users to focus on your work, including the recorder.

Improvements for the email statuses system

We used to display email statuses only for our five default emails sent to registrants. Now we have improved this feature in a few big ways:

πŸš€ All emails that you send will have a status, including your custom emails.

πŸ—£ We’ll also display email statuses for guest speakers, so you won’t miss anything!

✨ Finally, we’ve made a new way to check email statuses directly in a side pane.

Improved recordings

πŸ“Ό We've officially released the improved version of our recording system that was available in private beta for the last few months

Webinars and meetings will now be recorded in 1080p (it used to be 720p), will include the shared medias and will no longer have the 2 hours limitation πŸŽ‰

Sign in and sign up with Google

⚑️ Save time by connecting your Google account to Livestorm for a seamless login - much faster than using email and password. It will also work for creating Livestorm accounts in two clicks and without the need to confirm your email.

Up to 12 people on stage for Meet premium users

We are thrilled to announce an improvement many have been waiting for.

πŸ‘‚ We have listened to your feedback and thought that 8 people on stage was not enough. We’ve pushed the limit to allow up to 12 people on stage.

πŸ‘₯ Big teams will now be able to meet all together in a single meeting.

πŸ€‘ This improvement is available for all Meet premium users at no extra cost.

Changing your slug

The slug is used in the URLs of your registration pages, company pages, webinar and meeting rooms.

Before you had to reach out to our customer support to change it. Now you can edit it by yourself. Once edited, URLs that contain the old slug will not be accessible anymore.

Also bear in mind that you will be able to edit your slug only if it is not already taken by another workspace.

For more information on how to edit your slug, read this article from our help docs.

More flexibility over guest speakers assignment

Guest speakers are now assigned to webinar sessions for more flexibility πŸ’ͺ

Before when you invited guest speakers to your webinars, they used to be added to all the sessions if this webinar was a recurring event.

You can now add a guest speaker to a single session, just like you do for team members.

Note that we have removed the contributor's section inside webinar settings. If you want to add a guest speaker, you just need to edit an existing webinar session.

For more information on how to manage guest speakers, read this article from our help docs.

New help module to access documentation

We have added a new help module that will allow you to browse through the documentation easier and faster πŸ€“

Interacting with thousands of customers has allowed us to build a comprehensive knowledge base πŸ“š Our help docs are designed to answer your most frequent questions. You can also use them to understand more complex topics like integration, custom code, and running automated webinars.

We believe that this information should be instantly accessible to you when you need it.

That's why we came up with a new help module that can be accessed from every page of your dashboard. This help module will always be accessible via a small icon located in the right-hand corner of your screen. You will be able to use the article search and check out our documentation for quick assistance πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ