Introduction to Hopin

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Hopin is the first all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with people from anywhere in the world. Whether it’s a meetup of 100 people or a full-scale multi-track conference of 100,000 participants, Hopin's live video platform makes online events more personal and engaging. 

Hopin is designed to replicate an in-person event experience, only without the barriers of travel, venues, weather, awkward wandering, parking, and so on. With Hopin, businesses, communities, and organisations can reach their global audiences, gather in one place, and make an enormous online event feel small again.

The Hopin platform

There are several areas within Hopin that you can utilize to build your event and develop an attendee experience that is second to none. 


This is where your presentations or keynotes become visible for up to 100,000 attendees. Broadcast live, play pre-recorded content or stream via RTMP - the Stage always delivers attendees the real conference experience.

For more information on setting up your Stage then check out our tutorial.


Here, you can promote real-time live interactions. Up to 20 attendees can be on one screen with hundreds of attendees watching and chatting. With unlimited Sessions that can run at the same time, it's a perfect place for roundtables, group talks, or project-related discussions.

To use your Sessions to their full capability, then use our guide!

People Area

Within the People Area you can control the settings for how Attendees can interact with one another in your event. This includes Speed Networking, meeting scheduling, and turning on attendee visibility.

Networking allows you to get to know people in your event! Expand your network with random or ticket type-based matching and have engaging 1:1 meetings to foster connections between event attendees.

Use our handy guide on Networking to learn more!


The Expo area is great for all kinds of exhibitions, such as trade shows or fairs, where event-goers can “walk around” to visit the booths that interest them, interact with the vendors, and take action. Each booth at your event can contain live video, branded content, website links, pre-recorded videos, special offers, salespeople on live camera, and customized CTAs.

For more info on Expo Booths then check out our guide.


Set your Sessions and Stages to "record" and you can rewatch the footage from your event as many times as you like. This means that you can even cater to attendees in different time zones that may not be able to get to all of your live scheduled segments. 

Check out this article on how to use the Replay feature!

Custom Area (Enterprise plans only)

Those on an Enterprise plan can now add their own Custom Area that can lead to an external web page. You can use this feature to guide your attendees to additional content, more information, or to even extend your event elsewhere. The possibilities are endless. 

To get this set up, check out this article.


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