Can I Have Multiple Speakers During a Livestream?

Yes! Livestreams can have up to 9 total Speakers (including the Creator of the livestream). At this time, only Network Hosts are able to go live in a Mighty Network or a Space. This feature is available on web and mobile. We strongly suggest using Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser and not Safari to conduct or join a livestream.

Inviting and Demoting

The Creator of the Livestream can invite Speakers by opening the Participants tab, where they can scroll or search for the Viewer they want to invite, then select the “Invite as a Speaker” option from the three-dot menu next to their name. They can also check the boxes next to multiple participants at once to bulk invite (up to 8 others). The Viewer can be anyone in the Mighty Network, regardless of their role (Host, moderator or member).

When a Viewer is invited to be a Speaker, they receive an invitation popup, then a prompt to accept microphone and camera permissions in their browser (web). After doing so, they see a preview of their video and audio inputs with the option to change them before joining. Note: if an invited Speaker does not accept permissions, their invitation remains valid (while they go back to accept permissions) as long as the Host hasn’t removed the invitation. 

If an invited Speaker has a connection issue, they will retain their Speaker status upon returning to the stream, as long as the Creator hasn’t removed the invitation.

If a livestream is being recorded, the modal an invited Speaker sees will indicate that by becoming a Speaker they agree to be recorded. This language will not appear if the stream isn’t being recorded. If recording, a “Recording” indicator will also appear to all participants.

To demote a Speaker back to a viewer, the Creator also navigates to the Participants tab, then chooses the “Remove as Speaker” option from the three-dot menu next to their name. 

Screen Sharing

Speakers are able to share their screen but are unable to start sharing their screen if another Speaker is already screen sharing. 

The video that will be shown when screensharing is of the person speaking.

If the Creator leaves the livestream after inviting other Speakers, the stream will continue for 5 minutes (a grace period), during which they can rejoin before the stream ends.

Note: Screen sharing on Safari does not work since there isn't a way to select the screen you would like to share. Please use Google Chrome or Firefox as your web browser when conducting a livestream.

Streaming Tips

Help your participants put their best foot forward with this pre-stream checklist!

  1. Make sure they’re joining from a compatible browser and device. Multispeaker Livestreaming participants can use Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge on desktop, or join from their iOS and Android device.
  2. Make sure they’re using the latest browser and/or mobile operating system versions.
  3. If possible, suggest that they use headphones to help reduce audio feedback issues, and close all unnecessary applications/additional tabs for best performance.
  4. If they experience issues, have them refresh the Livestream tab (if on desktop) and/or leave and rejoin the event.

Browser and App Permission FAQ

Chrome (Desktop)

To join a Multispeaker Livestream as a viewer, simply click on the Livestream preview link and start watching (you won’t need to accept any additional browser permissions).

To participate in a Multispeaker Livestream as a speaker after being invited, you’ll need to accept Chrome’s camera and microphone permissions to proceed. If the stream’s creator has enabled recording, you’ll also see a notice that the session is being recorded.

NOTE: If you decline camera and microphone permissions (if invited as a speaker), to proceed you’ll need to enable them in the Chrome settings panel.

Safari (Desktop)

To join a Multispeaker Livestream as a viewer, you’ll need to accept Safari’s microphone access permissions prompt. This is a current Safari requirement, and will not cause you to immediately become a speaker.

To participate in a Multispeaker Livestream as a speaker after being invited, you’ll need to also accept Safari’s camera permission prompt to proceed. If the stream’s creator has enabled recording, you’ll also see a notice that the session is being recorded.

NOTE: If you decline microphone permission, to proceed you’ll need to accept it by following the onscreen instructions to allow access. This will open Safari settings, where the permission can be toggled on.

If you decline camera permission (if invited as a speaker), you’ll also need to follow the onscreen instructions to allow access. This will open the same Safari settings panel, where the permission can be toggled on.

Safari will prompt you for permissions any time you participate in a Livestream, but if desired you can set the permissions to “always” within the Safari settings panel.

iOS

To join a Multispeaker Livestream as a viewer, you’ll need to accept your browser’s microphone and camera access permissions prompt. This is a current requirement on iOS, and will not cause you to immediately become a speaker.

To participate in a Multispeaker Livestream as a speaker after being invited, you’ll need to accept your browser’s microphone and camera access permissions prompt. You’ll also see a notice that the session is being recorded (if the Creator has enabled that option).

NOTE: If you decline microphone or camera permissions, to proceed you’ll need to accept both by following the onscreen instructions to allow access. This will open iOS system settings, where both permissions can be toggled on.

Android

To join a Multispeaker Livestream as a viewer, you’ll need to accept your browser’s microphone and camera access permissions prompt. This is a current requirement on Android, and will not cause you to immediately become a speaker.

To participate in a Multispeaker Livestream as a speaker after being invited, you’ll need to accept your browser’s microphone and camera access permissions prompt. You’ll also see a notice that the session is being recorded (if the Creator has enabled that option).

NOTE: If you decline microphone or camera permissions, to proceed you’ll need to accept both by following the onscreen instructions to allow access. This will open Android system settings, where both permissions can be toggled on.

Screen Sharing (Available on Desktop)

If you’re on Windows and would like to share your screen as a participant, there shouldn’t be any additional permissions to accept if using Chrome, regardless of if you’re sharing another Chrome tab or a screen from another application on your computer.

If you’re on a Mac, there shouldn’t be any additional permissions to accept if using Chrome if you’re sharing another Chrome tab, however if you’d like to share a screen from another application, you’ll need to open System Preferences from the Apple menu, then Security & Privacy. On that screen, click the lock icon to make changes, then open the Screen Recording section and add a checkmark next to Google Chrome. After restarting Chrome, you should now be able to freely share any application’s screen.

 

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