New From Livestream: Grow Viewer Engagement With Guest Chat

Our new guest chat feature for Premium and Enterprise customers makes it easier for your audience to join the conversation. Now anyone watching your live event can join the chat without creating a Livestream account. Instead of navigating away from the player to sign up for an account, viewers will stay tuned to your content and won’t miss a thing.

The ability for your viewers to chat without requiring a Livestream account is now available on the Livestream website and the live player embed. Our new release includes support for white-labeled events as well, providing viewers with a fully unbranded in-player chat experience.

Here’s how it works:

Enable guest chat on an event-by-event basis by navigating to your event settings and ticking the “Enable live chat” and “Enable guest chat” boxes.

When your event is live, viewers can choose to hide or display the chat sidebar. If they want to interact, they’ll have two options: to sign up for a Livestream account, or join as a “guest.”

When a viewer selects “guest,” they’ll be prompted to enter their name within the chat window. After that, they’re ready to join the conversation. You can moderate the chat by deleting individual comments or blocking users.

Previously chat has been unavailable on white-labeled embedded players since it requires a Livestream account to participate. You can now enable guest chat on white-labeled events for an unbranded chat experience.

We’re always introducing new features that improve the live event experience for our customers and their audiences. Our guest chat feature makes it easier for anyone to engage with your content and connect with other viewers. For more information about how to activate guest chat, read our help center article.

This Week on Livestream | June 26, 2017

Watch live as Janet Mock visits The Greene Space, Megyn Kelly sits down with Douglas Brunt at the Free Library of Philadelphia, and the women of Workday join Michael Krigsman for CXOTALK.


How I Got Over: A Conversation with Janet Mock | The Greene Space
Monday, June 26
7 PM ET
“Janet Mock continues to chronicle her journey as a writer, TV host and advocate in her new memoir, Surpassing Certainty. In this follow-up to her 2014 bestselling Redefining Realness, Mock revisits her young adulthood as she learns how to navigate her trans identity and advocate for herself, so that she could go on to advocate for others.”

Douglas Brunt | Trophy Son in conversation with Megyn Kelly | Author Events
Monday, June 26
7:30 PM ET
Ghosts of Manhattan, Douglas Brunt’s New York Times bestselling debut novel, took ‘a smart shot at the absurdity of Wall Street and the long fall that brought us all down’ (Kirkus). His latest work, Trophy Son, takes on the equally ruthless dynamic of father-son relationships in our achievement-consumed society. Brunt will be joined in conversation by his wife, former Fox News and current NBC journalist Megyn Kelly.”

WeWork Creator Awards: Austin | WeWork
Tuesday, June 27
6 PM ET
“‘Create Your Life’s Work’ is more than a mantra to WeWork — it’s a way of life. Through 2017 and beyond, WeWork will be hosting events around the world to recognize and reward those who are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects, and achieving real change.”

Post-screening Q&A: United in Anger: A History of ACT UP | Hammer Museum
Wednesday, June 28
12 AM ET
“Post-screening Q&A with producer, writer, and historian Sarah Schulman.”

Home Front to Battlefront: An Ohio Teenager in World War II by Ambassador Frank Lavin | World War II Museum
Wednesday, June 28
7 PM ET
“Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. Home Front to Battlefront is the tale of a young foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy, and the oddities of life back home.”

Black Art Jazz Collective | Jazz at Lincoln Center
Wednesday, June 28
7:30 PM ET
“The Collective performs fiery, expert post-bop originals dedicated to African American icons. Their first-ever performance was at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola back in 2013, and Dizzy’s is very excited to have them back!”

Following the Light: Learn to Make Beautiful Light with your Speedlites | bheventspace
Thursday, June 29
4 PM ET
“Whether it is in a dark chapel, a reception hall or a fashion portrait in the middle of nowhere, small lights can go a long way when you use them right. Join Jared Platt and Canon for a lecture and demo that will start you on a new path to breathtaking light.”

Workday: Women in Tech | CXOTALK
Friday, June 30
1 PM ET
“Workday is an important player in the enterprise SaaS market, with consistently high customer satisfaction scores and recognition for being a great place to work. Workday also holds the distinction of having four female C-level executives. On this episode Michael Krigsman speaks with all four these execs, discussing their roles and how they collaborate.”