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Livestorm vs Zoom

How does Livestorm compare with Zoom? What's the best webinar software? Discover our exhaustive comparison table between Livestorm and Zoom.
Customer's Rating
9.7
9
8.8
7.9
9.3
No download
DOWNLOAD & HTML5
Mobile support
Mobile browser
With app
With app
With app
On-demand webinars
Technology
HTML5
Download-only
Download & HTML5
Youtube Live-based
HTML5
Chat, Polls and Q&As
Room moderation
Invite speaker on stage
Webcam & Screensharing
Join webinars via phone (dial-in)
Registration Page
Webinars automations
Smart forms & Enrichment
Registration and events widgets
Registration source tracking
Advanced custom branding
Notification emails & Reminders
Advanced email customization
Webinar Replays
Analytics report
CSV exports
Zapier integrations
Native CRM integrations
Custom Tag integration
Pixel integration
Google Analytics integration
Slack notifications
No latency
< 1ms
variable
<1ms
8s+
< 1ms
Multi-languages
Livestorm vs Zoom in a nutshell

Zoom was founded in 2011 by a lead engineer from Cisco Systems and more specifically WebEx. Zoom is one of the fastest growing video collaboration software. 

Zoom requires a software download to power the webinars. This ensures more compatibility across different network environments and contexts and better control over the replay.

But on the other hand, it will block more people from joining the webinars. Indeed, having to download a third-party software is often not permitted.

Livestorm is 100% browser-based which means nobody has to download anything, either on desktop or mobile. We strive to build the best user experience possible in order to keep things simple and increase your participation rate.

Also, we noted that Zoom lacks branding capabilities on the registration pages and emails like adding colors, or custom cover images.

Finally, Zoom does not provide much reporting options so you're not properly able to tell who came to your webinar with the details of their engagement, duration, etc. 

Downloads add friction to the registration process

Having something to download adds friction for registrants and will reduce your webinar's attendance overall. Downloading a third party software every time to attend a webinar is usually not recommended in a B2B configuration (network, firewalls, etc.).

With Livestorm's entirely web-based experience, no download is required. You will bring more people to your webinars and miss less opportunities only for technical reasons.

Livestorm was created to be, mobile-friendly, 100% web-based, webinar software

Livestorm was built with the users in mind: it’s modern, clean, simple to use, and mobile-friendly. And does not require an app.

Anyone, on Android or iOS can join a webinar using their mobile browser. No install required.

From landing pages to emails to the webinar room itself, Livestorm provides a user experience that have delighted many customers accross different countries and industries.

Better user experience means better conversion rates.

Livestorm is a 100% real-time, browser-based webinar software.

Providing a frictionless experience to participants directly increases the average attendance in every webinar session. Hence the need for a no-download webinar solution.

Not supporting the new standards in live video streaming (HTML5) can result in delays between the presenter and what the participants actually view (and can create confusion), poor user experience or worst: connectivity issues.

Livestorm works in WebRTC. Real-time, with no install required from the participants nor the hosts.

Amp up your marketing with smart forms

Livestorm is built with marketers in mind, and we know how important it is to know your registrants. Generate a form to qualify your registrants up front.

Unlike Zoom, Livestorm automatically fetches public information about your registrant, and fills the forms for them. You will be able to fetch basic information about the registrant and the company: name, role, seniority, even phone numbers.

Less info to fill in means better conversion rates. Then seamlessly integrate the form in any page of your choice.

Note that the third party data is also available in your exports. Your SDRs will love you.

Advanced email automation workflows for meticulous marketers

Don't send plain-text, generic emails to all of your contacts.

When using Livestorm’s automated emails to keep your registrants on the loop, add custom variables to personalize the message and avoid sending bland paragraphs of generic text.

Livestorm's custom variables work with the Liquid template language, meaning you can also add loops and logic to your emails in addition to custom variables.

Get actionable sales or marketing insights on your webinars.

Livestorm comes with analytics that give you a better understanding of your webinars’ audience, and lets you segment it: registrants to attendees ratio, expanded data on all participants (company, company size, industry etc.).

If you're hosting a sales webinar, all this data is available for you to properly target warmer leads afterwards.

If you're hosting a training webinar, it will be easier then to identify customers that need more care from your Customer Success team.

Customize and power your registration pages with custom code

What are your marketing efforts worth if you can't report on their results? Livestorm allows you to add custom code and tags to your webinar landing pages.

Track your registration page with any tool that requires a tag or pixel like Google Analytics, Facebook Ads or Intercom.

Additionally, you can customize your Livestorm webinar landing page's design and behavior with Javascript code snippets.