I use Webinato quite frequently on client webinars, although I sometimes feel like I'm part of a secret society because of their stealth-mode approach to promotion and advertising. The company has recently made quite a few updates to the software, both significant and minor. It's worth running through some of the enhancements I have noticed.
- The company has partnered with zapier.com to provide users with custom integrations between the web conferencing system and third-party applications such as HubSpot, Gmail, Marketo, Autopilot, Trello, Salesforce, and Slack. The latest additions allow integrations with Outgrow and Joomag.
- The "private chat" tab for presenters now retains a history of the last 25 messages that were typed. This allows latecomers to see the current conversation thread in the tab, as well as ensuring that presenters don't lose messages if they have to reload the room or reconnect. The functionality now matches the behavior in the public audience chat tab.
- Chat logs are now available in the admin's choice of a Word text document or a CSV spreadsheet.
- Event coordinators can test registration confirmation emails more easily. The functionality is now consistent across confirmation, reminder, and follow-up emails.
- Detailed participant information can be copied from the online display and pasted into other applications such as Word or Excel.
- The video player not only lets you upload a video file or stream a clip directly from YouTube, but now allows you to record your webcam and microphone and save the recording for playback in a session.
- An advanced Conference Bridge lets administrators open a full-functionality control panel in a separate browser window to mute and unmute lines, generate call-in IDs for participants (even if they are not logged into the web portion of a conference), dial out to a participant's phone number, and manage other audio settings.
I have always been impressed by Webinato's flexibility in meeting the needs of many kinds of web meetings and webinars, with the ability to display varied types of content. It's a pity that more people don't know about the solution!
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