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To enable a better Webcast experience, the livestream playback will automatically start whenever the Webcast state changes from pre-live to live.

The playback is muted by default. You can unmute the playback in the player itself or from a prompt that appears in the Webcast Consumer view.

For more information, please consult this article.

Webcast supports the use of third-party polling and voting apps, such as Slido and Survey Monkey.

Simply activate your "Bring Your Own Polling" option and add the polling link to engage your viewers during the stream.

More information can be found in the WebcastManager and WebcastOperator documentation.

If this feature is enabled, audience members can ask questions to the presenter without registration. Similar to the standard Q&A feature, the comments are only visible to the person asking the question and the Webcast operator. However, the operator does not know who asked the question. 

More information is available in the Webcast Operator documentation.

New language settings have been added to Webcast. It is now possible to add translations for Portuguese and Russian language in the Webcast Consumer.
In addition to that Chinese can be configured as a language to provide a Chinese video stream. The text in Consumer will still appear in English when Chinese is configured.

All related language configurations are done in Webcast Manager.

A new language setting has been added to Webcast. It is now possible to add translations for Spanish language in the Webcast Consumer.

All related language configurations are done in Webcast Manager.

In the "Markers" panel in Webcast Manager it is now possible to move markers as group. This is helpful if a slide was deleted in the middle. Markers can now be grouped and shifted together.

More information is available in the Webcast Manager documentation.

In the "Configuration" panel in Webcast Manager you now find a new option to loop videos in Pre-live and Post-live mode.

More information is available in the Webcast Manager documentation.

Nothing is more important for a successful webcast event than making sure our platform has plenty of resources to manage your audience. With today's release, we introduce an intelligent auto-scaling process, that ensures we have appropriate resources before, during and after your events.

Every few minutes, we calculate the overall number of viewers our platform has to support for all planned and in-progress Webcast events, and automatically adjust our infrastructure accordingly.

To best support you, we encourage you to set an accurate event start date, duration and expected viewers through Webcast Manager.

Switching your event to post-live state is an important part of a Webcast: it marks the end of your live presentation, triggers the upload of the recorded event to VideoManager Pro, and presents the recorded event to viewers who may have arrived late and missed some parts of the live event.

In case you forget to make this switch, Webcast will automatically transition the event to post-live state approximately one hour after the end time (base on the moment the event was started )
Note: This new logic is an update of the previous implementation that was announced in this Release Note (on ). 

More information is available in the Webcast Manager documentation.



In the "Configuration" panel in Webcast Manager we extended the duration options, so you can schedule live events with 6, 8 or 12 hours.


With today's release, we have improved the user experience in Consumer when the state of a Webcast changes (for example, between pre-live and live, or live and post-live).

With this change, the update happens without needing a full refresh of the Consumer page. The Webcast player and slides update automatically to reflect the new state. The update will happen at most 30 seconds after the change is requested in Webcast Operator.

Please note that use of the Preview button in Webcast Manager will immediately trigger a full refresh of Webcast Consumer, to ensure any configuration changes are properly applied.

In the "Configuration" panel in Webcast Manager you will finde a new mandator setting for the expected audience. You can choose from a selection of 500 to 50,000 users. 

More information is available in the Webcast Manager documentation.

Switching your event to post-live state is an important part of a Webcast: it marks the end of your live presentation, triggers the upload of the recorded event to VideoManager Pro, and presents the recorded event to viewers who may have arrived late and missed some parts of the live event.

In case you forget to make this switch, Webcast will now automatically transition the event to post-live state approximately one hour after the scheduled end time.

More information is available in the Webcast Manager documentation.

For networks that do not support Websockets, Webcast Consumer now offers a refresh button to check for new chat messages.

More information is available here: Limitations of some Corporate Networks