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. 


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 (or the entire screen on PC)
  • 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.


Feel free to reach out to us at support@hopin.com in case you have questions or need assistance.

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