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Customize Virtual Backgrounds, New Leave Event Button, and Other Updates
Product updates

Customize Virtual Backgrounds, New Leave Event Button, and Other Updates

We're starting the last month of summer with new product updates and great content! Read on to find the full story of this past month at Livestorm.

Product updates

This month we pushed a grand total of four new updates to improve your event experience.

Introducing SAML-Based SSO for Enterprise Users

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.

For more information, check out this article in our Help Center.

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Customize Your Virtual Background

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! 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.

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New "Leave Event" Button

The new "Leave event" makes it possible for hosts to step away without the need to end their event, which will be handy for hand-offs to speakers or teammates.

Plus, participants now have a more obvious way to leave, which will be handy if they don't know the Livestorm platform very well.

Find out more here.

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A Safer Way to Close Streams

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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Read our latest report: The State of Video Engagement

Livestorm has put together this detailed report The State of Video Engagement in 2021: Past Present and Future to help you stay on top of your game. In the report, you’ll find the top benefits of video engagement, how to use it in your strategy, and our top picks for the future trends of video.

Download your free copy to discover more about video engagement!

The Total Economic Impact of Livestorm

We’ve partnered with the experts at Forrester to create this study highlighting the cost savings and business benefits enabled by Livestorm. Read the complete study to find out key findings like:

  • How much profit can increase from on-demand events
  • The impact on demand events have on profit
  • How businesses can save on event administration

And more! Access the free report here.

Join Livestorm’s hackathon for a chance to win

Livestorm is hosting a four-week global virtual hackathon in September. It’s the perfect opportunity for developers to prototype new Livestorm Plugins.

The teams that build the best Livestorm Plugins will have a chance to win a $ 15,000 prize pool, with first-place prizes of $5,000! For more details on the Livestorm Hackathon, visit our event page.

Apply to Livestorm!

We’re looking for qualified candidates anywhere in the world. Are you interested in joining our team? Apply to all of our job posts on our site.

Molly Hocutt

Molly Hocutt

Hey, I'm Molly! I'm here to bring you the best tips and tricks for engaging your audience through webinars, online meetings, and virtual events.