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? Read our Introduction to Live Display article for a full overview.


Prepare your Event App

Some Live Display features show content from your Event App or Community, so before you set up your Live Display, make sure you add the Agenda, Game, and Wall features to your Event App if you plan to use them.

Enable Live Display

In your Event’s navigation bar under, click Live Display, then click Get Started.

Now, click the Enable Live Display toggle to activate it and start activating and configuring features.

Screenshot of the Features and Live Preview panels in Live Display.

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 - Show attendee posts from the Wall feature.

  • Agenda - Show what's currently happening and what's next in your Agenda. Add the Agenda feature to your Event App or Community 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 - Show 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 App or Community to 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 or Community 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 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.

Attendee Drawing

Use Attendee Drawing to randomly select a person in your Event App or Community! To keep the drawing quick and accurate, blocked attendees, attendees who haven't logged in to the Event App, and attendees who have won a previous drawing can't be selected.

To draw a name, click the Open button, and in the modal that appears, click Launch Attendee Drawing on Live Display. This starts the idle spinning of all attendee names on the Live Display.

Screenshot of the Attendee Drawing Control Center.

Click Start Spinning to increase the spinning speed, then click Stop Spinning to reveal your random winner! Here's how it looks to attendees:

Animated GIF of spinning names on a Live Display Attendee Drawing.


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

Screenshot of the Basics section of the Manage page.
  • Body colors - Click the swatch to choose a new primary color. A complementary second color is chosen automatically.

  • 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.

Show the display

After you click Publish Changes, 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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