Virtual Lobby Accessibility, Loop Cover Videos + More Solutions!

Happy New Year! We trust that your year is off to a great start. It’s back to work o’clock, and we’ve got some video solutions to share with you. We want you to start your year with the right strategies for your business objectives. Consider them our new year's gift to you!


Virtual Lobby Accessibility

The comfort and satisfaction of your attendees are our priority. Because we know attendees have diverse communication needs, the Virtual Lobyy feature has been optimized to provide options for attendees who are hard of hearing and attendees who are visually impaired. The options are to Mute Sounds and increase Font Size for the visually impaired. To locate these functions, see the 2D human sketch at the bottom right of your screen; click on it, and you’ll see all the tools at your disposal to enhance your event experience.


Loop ‘Welcome’ cover videos and Demand videos


You can configure welcome videos to play until you’re repeatedly ready to start the session. It’s a better way to engage your attendees and ignite their enthusiasm toward your session even before it starts rather than keeping them glued to a static image. 


Join Call Without Camera


We've designed our streaming capabilities for low-end devices with bandwidth issues and poor connections to allow attendees to join sessions without the camera. The possibility of joining sessions without a camera also applies to users that don’t have a camera connected to their computer and are suited for the Raise Hands feature. In the future, there will be a camera lock to disable cameras for attendees added to the stage to ask questions.


Added Option to Meet Outside Event Dates on  Meeting Dashboard


The option to join meetings outside the event date makes it easier for admins to access meeting-related tools directly in the Meetings dashboard. We want to implement flexibility in communication so users are not restricted to only communicating within fixed dates but outside the set dates as well.

Start your year right by using these new features to host in-person, hybrid, and in-person events; feel free to share your experience with us. Ensure you create premium experiences with these features and share your experience with us; we’ll love to hear from you! Also, be on the lookout as we’ll release content on our housing and travel technologies soon.

 Have a successful business year!



Feedback Popup, Accessibility Menu Option & Hide Fields

We got some updates today. We’re releasing new features that will enable sign-out of the year. Do you know what that means? It’s not too late to deploy these solutions at your event; it’s never too late. Check out the latest technologies for your events.


Feedback Popups are Enabled!

If you’re constantly using the InEvent platform, remember that you’ll have to exit the session to view a feedback popup form. Well, not anymore. Attendees can view the feedback popups even without leaving sessions. At the top menu bar, there’s the feedback popup button. When clicked upon, a confirmation message will be displayed. The popup will be visible to everyone after clicking on ‘yes.’ The advantage is that improvements can be made in real-time based on the feedback collated during the session instead of waiting until the session's end; if there are ways to enhance the attendees’ viewing experience, the admins can make such improvements while the event is in session.


Accessibility Menu Option

Amping up attendee experience has never been more premium. Though the best is yet to come (as we have bigger plans in motion), the Accessibility Menu is an innovative solution for attendees with diverse communication needs. The Accessibility Menu, which works on all Virtual Lobby pages, allows attendees to disable animations and change the contrast and the color scheme. 


Hide Role and Company fields Independently

You can hide the Role and Company fields separately without blocking the entire profile. With the role and company hidden, you can network and view other users’ profiles without using the Profile Lock tool. Henceforth, removing the role or company fields on the Registration Form will enable these tools instead of activating Profile Lock.

Next week is a few days away; ensure you start your week with these new solutions. We can’t wait to try these features and share your feedback. We’ll love to hear from you. Stay alert! There’ll be more updates. 


Happy weekend!




Invitation Status, Registration Form Settings Page & Assistant Emails

Jingle bells are around the corner—you know what that means, right? The year is gradually coming to an end. And so you want to hit all the targets you have set for this year before it ends. You still have time to leverage our video strategies for your in-person interactions. On that note, we’ve got new features that you need to try out. Check them out! 

Modification of Invitation Status


You may not have noticed, but the invitation statuses have always been there. You can view them when inviting someone to a call. When you click the invite icon, it takes 45 seconds before a  reset action is initiated, and you can try inviting the attendee to the stage again. Additionally, a notification will show the reason why the invitee was unable to come on stage, as there are now four possible reasons included.


Re-designed Registration Form Settings Page


We decided to rebuild the Registration Form Settings Page to accommodate our different options in a more organized layout featuring clearer menus. This new settings page also has two brand-new features: Sections and Dividers. Sections allow you to separate parts of the Registration Form into their own group, similar to Ticket Groups. The group you have created features a title and subtitle, which can be sorted and visible when a condition is met.

Similarly, yet distinctive, Dividers are small separations among your questions that divide two questions with a Title and Subtitle. It’s best used for small categorizations within a section.


Ability to Add Assistant Emails


We added the option that allows your attendees to choose their own assistant email during the registration process. You could have attendees who have busy schedules; having them add an email assistant will update your attendee's calendar with details of your events and set reminders for the event start time. 


Don’t hesitate a second to try out these features and let us know what your experience was like. Stay tuned for more updates, and enjoy the long weekend.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Trim Videos, Download Audio Recordings & Host Meetings with Multiple People

Knock knock… You’re welcome. You’ve got news to read at your fingertips! So stay glued to your screen and don’t switch tabs because you don’t want to miss out on this week’s news edition. Check out our new video solutions below.


Video Trim Mode

There’s no limit to customizing your streams on your back end because InEvent is your one-stop video broadcasting and editing suite. Two editions ago, we introduced the ability to add chapters to your streams. Now, you can shorten the duration of your videos when you upload them as Live Studio and On-Demand content. It offers you an interactive UI to select your video's best start and end times. This is a great way to optimize time for your sessions and video.


Meeting with Multiple People

You can now select multiple guests when booking meetings and access the list of all meeting participants on the Virtual Lobby and on ‘My Agenda.’ As soon as you add participants, they’ll receive an email listing all the guest names. In addition, organizers can view all the guests on the Meetings Dashboard. The unique selling point of this feature is the ability for participants to remove themselves from meetings without canceling the meeting itself. 


Download Audio Recording

We’ve added the option to download audio recordings separately from your video recordings. This allows you to choose your file format so that you don’t have to separate the audio from the video content in an editing suite. The InEvent platform automatically does that for you!

Now that you know our latest video solutions, try them out! Then comment on your experience below. Also, prepare for more updates; we’ll bring more solutions to your screen soon. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Speed Networking, Hide Menu Tabs & Local Recording Tool

Salut! Hola! Hallo! Hello! Whichever part of the world you come from, we’re happy you’re back here again to read the exciting news we have for your hybrid events, in-person events, virtual events, and webinars. These strategies are great for your video engagement; you don’t want to sleep on them. Check it out right away!


Speed Networking during sessions!

You asked for more engagement solutions, and here you go—Speed Networking during sessions! With this, you can expand your video engagement strategies, in addition to pollsquizzeschatquestions, and breakout rooms. This Speed Networking tab is disabled by default, so you need to enable it in the tools. Also, note that you should only allow the Speed Networking functionality when you want to use it.


Hide Left Menu tabs per session

There is no limit to the customizations you can make in your event room. If you choose to hide certain control to make them invisible to your guest, you can implement that on the backend. With the option to hide tabs on the left menu, you can simplify the usability of the Virtual Lobby for certain interactions, so you can create a Webinar-like experience. For example, you can hide Sponsors for sessions that aren’t sponsored. You can as well hide Networking tabs if you only want your attendees to be focused on your content and not engage with themselves during sessions.


Local Recording Tool is Now Available!

All AV Specialists and production specialists, get in here! This one’s for you. The Local Recording Solution is your best friend if you want to further enhance streams in post-production. Local Recording captures the raw footage of speakers' videos with full HD quality for post-production purposes. By default, this function is disabled. The raw footage of people with a camera and microphone access: the host, admin, staff, presenter, and users invited to speak on stage will be available for replay, download, or creation of pre-recorded under Raw footage, in the backend, under the Recordings Tab.


We don’t just want you to read about these features, we want you to try them out. Most importantly we’re itching to know how you’ve been able to host successful events and webinars with these strategies. There’s more news coming soon, so be on the lookout. We also know that you may have exciting events the following week or you may be planning for the forthcoming weeks. Whichever one it is, have an EVENTful week ahead!




Exhibitors Module, Ticket List Trigger & Permission Indicator

Hello and welcome! We’re back again with great news for your live events and virtual events. You now have new strategies to implement for your upcoming events. Pin them down and get ready to explore. It’s time to take a deep dive into the solutions; shall we?


Exhibitors Module

You can now promote your brand and your partners with a premium event management technology—the Exhibitors Module. If you’ve set up booths for your sponsors for previous events held on the platform, you already have an idea of how the Exhibitors Module works. Just like the Sponsors Booth, Exhibitors Module has its designated location in the Virtual Lobby.

You can have a dedicated Exhibitor page, Exhibitor Virtual Lobby section and menu, Exhibitor Website Section, and an Exhibitor Profile Page on My Account; If you’re using the mobile App, the Exhibitors will show alongside Sponsors.


Ticket List Trigger

 

This Ticket List Trigger allows you to categorize users that purchased multiple tickets, associated with multiple lists. Of course, this occurs only when users own these tickets. They would be removed from the list if they’ve given away their tickets. You can as well sell tickets per activity, which is a great way to expand your monetization gateway. With the Ticket List Trigger, you can create tickets, assign them to lists that are linked with certain activities, and enable this new option — users will now be able to buy tickets for all the sessions, not just for a single event.


Permission Indicator Tool


It is important for attendees to easily differentiate themselves; especially if they need to direct complaints or questions to the organizers of the events. The Permission Indicator Tool performs the task of identifying the speakers, sponsors, or admins in the platform, using icons and written indicators.

Are you excited to test these features? We can wait to see how you use these solutions for your forthcoming events. We are rooting for a successful event experience! Hope you’ve learned enough strategies to implement for your events throughout the year. Be on the lookout! We’ll be flooding this page with more features soon. Ensure you use these features and share a comment on your below. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Activity Settings, Add On-demand Chapters to Videos & Live Studio Status Bar

Hey there! We’ve launched some cool features for your live events, virtual events and webinars, and we’re happy to share them with you. Get ready to take notes because these event strategies will transform your next event. Check them out!


General Settings and Tab Visibility 

You can easily ascertain the categories that your event agenda tools fall under. By categorizing the general settings and Tab visibility into sections, you know the best ways to customize your streaming experience. The General Settings include all the features that are enable the functionality of every activity and the Tab Visibility highlights all the tools that can be displayed on the session menu. By checking any of the tools beneath this section, you activate it. This is a great way to keep you organized and well-informed on the tools needed for your streams.


Live Studio Streaming Status Bar

Every meeting or event host needs a status bar that provides information regarding their live stream and social stream status. It’s a good way to easily identify technical issues, if any, and address them immediately, instead of discovering them after the end of the stream. We want to help you avert issues that could interrupt your sessions, increase your traffic churn rate, and weaken the quality of your production. Hence the purpose of the Status Bar! Also be on the lookout, as this is the first version, we will add more status information in the future. We’re open to your suggestions! If you have any, please comment down below.


Insert Chapters to Your On-demand Videos

Imagine giving your video content that episodic effect that takes your viewers through a journey, as though you were telling a story; it’s a value add to your attendees’ streaming experience. We know that you need your attendees to always show up for all the events you have throughout the year, and that’s why we are committed to delivering new solutions that create this result for you. The chapters you create, appear on the progress bar and also in a button on the video player. This is a great way to insert breaks so that attendees don’t experience fatigue during long-lasting sessions. The best part is that It’s available on all plans!

Did you enjoy reading about our latest technologies? Stay tuned! We’ll be releasing more features soon. But for now, try out these solutions and let us know what your experience was like. Enjoy the rest of your week!





Virtual Lobby Neo Dark Mode, Notification Center & Authorize.Net Payment Integration

You must be always updated on our latest technologies for your live events and webinars. We commend your zeal to host many more successful events using our technology and welcome you to another edition of our product release announcements. Here, you can discover more technologies to leverage. With that stated, we’ve got some exciting news to share with you today! Let’s explore them.


Virtual Lobby Neo Dark Mode

One of the ways to enhance your attendees’ experience at your events is to allow them the stream your content in line with their preference. Colors affect the people feel and relate to things around them; to some, certain colors are relaxing and put them in the best position to interpret information. We know that switching your streaming environment from light to dark and vice versa, can give this appeal. There’s a new switch in the Virtual Lobby that allows you to choose between Normal and Dark Modes. With the ability to enable the Dark Mode variation for the Neo Layout on Virtual Lobby, attendees who prefer to stream in a darker mode would enjoy their streaming experience better. Stay tuned for more updates because we will be releasing the Light Mode soon!


Notification Center Now Available on Virtual Lobby

We know that being on top of your event management process as an event planner is key. Part of this requires a consistent communication process and staying abreast with your attendee information, budgeting, flight management, and accommodation, amongst other necessities. Typically, you’ll be busy 24/7 and that’s why you need a system that will communicate important information with precision. The Notification Center has been created to update you on all your event management workflow. We also decided to compact the Language Selector into a smaller menu right next to the notification center, so you can customize the notifications to be relayed in your native language


Explore the Authorize.net Payment Gateway!

Live Events are back to normal and what a great to hope on the trend with a strategized cash inflow system. Monetizing your events just got easier with a click. With the Autorize.Net payment integration gateway, you can synchronize with your credit card just like Stripe. You can keep track of all your ticket sales, as payments from Authorize.Net will be flagged accordingly on the Payments dashboard.

That’s all the updates for today. Don’t hesitate to try out these solutions for your events and stay tuned for more updates coming soon!


Email Builder, Sponsors Profile, Menu Re-organization, and Captions on Pre-recorded Videos

You’re welcome to another edition of our product release announcements. We have exciting news to share with your today! These solutions were generated to offer you and your attendees premium event experiences. So dive into this post to see what they are about.


Drag & Drop on Email Builder

You can now attach your sponsors’ logo icons to any email you want to be delivered to your attendees. As the name suggests, all you need to do is to drag and drop the section containing all your sponsors, to appear where you want them placed. And with that, you can promote your sponsors and give them more visibility. This is important because sponsors always want to connect with their target audience and promote their offerings to them. 

Attaching your sponsor logo to the email makes attendees anticipate meeting your sponsors at the event. If you have heavyweight sponsors, you don't want to undermine the value that this strategy has on your website traffic. You can locate the sponsors section underneath the Media menu. Then you can check the boxes of sponsors you want to appear on the email.


Display Sponsors in the Virtual Lobby for Meetings

Promoting your sponsors just got even better! Every session sponsored by a company can have the identity of its representatives displayed at the bottom of the stream. This personable display enables attendees to attach a human identity to your sponsors and encourages human-to-human interactions. 

Because you need attendees to interact with your sponsors, we thought it best to enable the option to insert images and profiles of the sponsor representatives to your sessions. This way, attendees can easily schedule meetings with them in the virtual lobby

However, you should know that the names and company designation can only be displayed if you have 1-2 representatives. If you have up to 4 people listed, you can only change the “Representatives” label on Headings. To make this feature operational, ensure that you have all of the information on your sponsors contained in the People section.


Menu Reorganization for Mobile and Classic Virtual Lobbies

As an event manager, being organized is a priority. You don’t want your workspace looking messy, and you certainly do not want your attendees to have an even messier experience navigating through your video streaming platform. 

There are many tools you need to utilize during live sessions but they can’t all be on full display. What we've built for you is the solution to group other tools into the ‘More’ section on the menu bar. Now when you have a lot of menus, some of them will be automatically added to the “More” section like regular mobile apps.


Upload Captions & Subtitles on Pre-recorded Videos

This is a great way to scale up accessibility. Attendees who prefer to read your content or stream in their native language can enjoy their streaming experience better with this inclusion. You can enable this option to pre-recorded videos and simulated lives, as well as upload as many captions as you want—one for each language. Once uploaded, a CC button will show up in the video player with the option to select the caption you want. Select the caption of your choice and GO LIVE.

That’s it for today! I hope you had a good read, and more importantly, eager to try out these features for all your events throughout the year. Stay tuned for more updates. There’s fresh news coming soon!






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