Switching from a live video to a pre-recorded video in Sessions

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One great advantage of using Hopin for your events is that you can switch from live videos to pre-recorded videos across the major video segments of Hopin: Stage, Sessions or Expo. This guide will show you how to do that for Sessions.

Method 1 

If your video is hosted on YouTube, you can use the YouTube Sharing feature to share your video while doing a live presentation.

Ensure this feature is enabled while setting up the session on the event dashboard (Venue > Sessions). You can enable or disable it by changing the settings of the particular session. 


Once in Session you can simply click on the YouTube button in the toolbox below, and add your YouTube video URL to the pup-up. Click Share video to start Sharing it with your attendees!


Tip: Check out our article dedicated only to YouTube Sharing in Sessions.

Method 2 

Share your screen in a live presentation.

  • Open the video in a dedicated Chrome tab and click on the screenshare icon at the bottom. On the popup window, click on Chrome Tab 
  • Select the tab with the video. Be sure to check the share audio box so the attendees can hear the audio. Click share to start sharing.


You can also use a third party application for your attendees to be able to hear the audio clearly. You may click here to view our support article on sharing audio for more information.

Note: Firefox browser doesn’t support sharing a tab with Sound yet.

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