Live Display is an incredible and simple way to engage in-person and even virtual attendees using any capable display. Activating and configuring it for your Socio Event or Community is easy! Not sure what Live Display is? Check this out.
Activate Live Display
In the Socio Platform, click the Live Display tab, then click Activate Live Display. In the modal that appears, select the Event or Community that Live Display will pull content from, and click Next.
Select the same team with which your Event App is associated, and click Activate.
Now let's take a look at enabling and editing the display.
Enable Live Display
From the Live Display page in the Socio Platform, click the event name to start configuring and editing your Live Display.
The first tab in your event's Live Display page is the Manage tab. This is where you'll choose and customize the features attendees see on the display.
Click the toggle next to the Enable Live Display field to change it to Yes so you can start selecting features.
There are 6 features to choose from, and each one adds value to your Live Display in its own way. As you add and edit features, the Live Preview on the right updates to show exactly what attendees will see.
For a more in-depth look and an example of each feature in action, check this out!
Social - Pulls attendee posts from the Wall feature.
Agenda - Shows what's currently happening and what's next in your event schedule. Add the Agenda feature to your event to link it to Live Display.
⭐️ Keep in mind, Live Display won't show Agenda sessions assigned to Tracks that have Groups set. This guarantees that limited-visibility tracks stay hidden from attendees not assigned to them.
Networking - Shows how many handshakes (connections) have been shared, and a leaderboard showing who's made the most connections. This feature works automatically — no configuration needed!
Challenges - Add the Game feature to your event to link it to Live Display and show the leaderboard.
Gallery - Upload sponsor images, the dinner menu, health and safety information, or anything else you can think of.
Promote App - Add a handy QR code to the Live Display that attendees can scan to download the iOS or Android app — even if you're using a Branded Mobile App.
Depending on the feature, there are several settings to adjust in the modal that appears when you click Edit. Remember to click Save Changes when you're done editing features.
Name - This is the label attendees see on the Live Display.
Choose Feature - Click the drop-down to select one feature from your Event App so Live Display can pull in that content. This only appears in the settings for the Social, Agenda, and Challenges features.
Icon - Choose from our list of 300,000+ icons to improve attendees' at-a-glance understanding of what each feature contains.
Page Display Time - This setting determines how long the feature is on screen before transitioning to the next. The Social, Networking, and Promote App features have this setting. The default is also the minimum — 20 seconds.
Empty Screen Message - When there's no content to display in a feature, this message appears. Instead of simply saying "Oops, nothing here", use a blank page as an opportunity to inform attendees or prompt actions. For example, if the Wall feature is blank, the Empty Screen Message could say "Be the first person to appear here. Go make a post on the Wall feature in the event app!"
Image (Gallery only) - Click the Upload Image(s) button. Click the middle of the modal that appears to select images from your computer. We recommend 16:9 aspect ratio images at a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels or 7680 x 4320 pixels for high quality on large displays.
Once you've selected some images, click Upload.
You'll be directed to crop each image. If images are already 16:9 aspect ratio, simple click Save and then Next/Done.
When you've cropped all the images, click Upload again. After a few moments, the images will be uploaded, and the modal will close. Click Save Changes to finish.
This section of the Manage page lets you customize some visual aspects of the Live Display.
Body colors - Click the default color to choose a new primary color. A complementary second color will be chosen automatically. Look at the Live Preview to see the results of your selection.
Show date and time - If enabled, these appear in the bottom right corner of the Live Display. Date and Time are set based on the time zone of the Event App's location.
Show ticker - Click Edit, and in the modal that appears, type a message that appears at the bottom of the Live Display, and click Add Ticker. Use the Animation Speed slider to adjust how fast the ticker moves.
You can add or delete tickers at any time. Click Save Changes to finalize any additions or edits.
Show announcement popups - If enabled, any announcements you make in your Event App will appear at the top of the Live Display for 45 seconds.
Whenever you make changes to any aspect of Live Display, you must click Publish Changes for edits to be visible to attendees.
Show the display
After you click Publish Changes, you can click the Get Shareable link button and start putting Live Display on your venue's screens. For detailed instructions on how to do it, check this out!
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