Live Display is an incredible and simple way to engage in-person and virtual attendees using any capable display. Activating and configuring it for your Webex Event or Community is easy! Not sure what Live Display is? Check this out.


Activate Live Display

In the Webex Events 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.

Screenshot of the process just described.

Select the same team with which your Event App is associated, and click Activate.

Screenshot of the team selection step of the Activate Live Display modal.

Now let's take a look at enabling and editing the display.

Enable Live Display

From the Live Display page in the Webex Events Platform, click your event to start configuring and editing your Live Display.

Screenshot of a Live Display event in the list of Live Displays.

The first tab in your event's Live Display page is the 'Manage' tab where you 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.

Select Features

There are six 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 see.

Our Introduction to Live Display article shows an example of each feature in action.

  • 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 helpful 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.

Edit features

Screenshot of the Features section. The Edit link next to a feature is indicated.

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.

Screenshot of the Social Settings modal.
  • 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 a library 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 and follow the instructions in the uploader to add, crop, and edit images. Images should be 16:9 aspect ratio at a minimum of 1920 x 1080 pixels or 7680 x 4320 pixels for high quality on large displays.

    When you're done adding and editing images, click Upload, then click Save Changes to finish.


This section of the Manage page lets you customize some visual aspects of the Live Display.

Screenshot of the Basics section of the Manage page.
  • Body colors - Click the default color to choose a new primary color. A complementary second color is chosen automatically. Look at the Preview to see the results of your selection.

  • Show date and time - Date and time appear in the bottom right corner of the Live Display and are set based on the time zone of the Event'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.

    Screenshot of the Ticker Settings modal.
  • 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.

Screenshot of an announcement in a Live Display.


Whenever you edit any aspect of Live Display, you must click Publish Changes to make them visible to attendees.

Screenshot showing the Publish Changes button.

Show the display

After you click Publish Changes, you click the Get Shareable link button and start putting Live Display on your venue's screens. Read our article about deploying Live Display for detailed instructions!

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