Custom Tabs are a great way to add value and enhance attendee engagement in your sessions and live streams. The Custom Tab setting embeds a site directly within an Agenda session or Live Stream feature as a new tab in the Web App's engagement panel. When attendees join, they can open the Custom Tab and interact with the content without leaving your Event App!

Screenshot of an agenda session with a custom tab embedded with a Slido poll.

⭐️ Keep in mind, you can also embed a site into your Event App as a stand-alone page with the Web Link feature. To learn more, read our Web Link feature guide.

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Enable a Custom Tab

When editing a Live Steam feature or Agenda session, expand the 'Attendee Engagement' section and toggle Enable Custom Tab? to Yes. Name the tab and insert the Website URL of the site you want to embed.

⭐️ Keep in mind, websites must be embeddable to work in a Custom Tab, and they should also be mobile-responsive for the best attendee experience. 👍

Screenshot showing the attendee engagement section of the edit session modal. The Custom tab area is indicated.

Decide if you want to use the Pass Data to URL feature, then click Save Changes when you're done.

⭐️ Keep in mind, you can only add one Custom Tab per Live Stream feature or Agenda session.

Custom Tabs in practice

When attendees click the Custom Tab within an Agenda session or Live Stream feature in the Web App, the website opens in the session/live stream's engagement panel. Here's an example of embedding a Typeform survey in a Custom Tab for a live stream:

Screenshot of a survey embedded in a live stream using a Custom Tab.

Mobile App users see the website content in their device's default browser.

⚠️ Caution! If the attendee is viewing a live stream on their mobile device, this interrupts the viewing experience.

How others have used Custom Tabs

Use Custom tabs to embed surveys, polls and Q&A, trivia games, white boards, and pretty much anything else you can think of, as long as the site provides a link that's embeddable and mobile-responsive. There are so many possibilities!

Here are some of the ways we've seen customers use Custom Tabs in their live streams and sessions:

  • Live Q&A and Polling - Live polling and Q&A lets your speakers discover more about attendees and interact with them in meaningful ways. Attendees answer polls and ask questions in real time to boost engagement within a session. Slido is a favorite and works quite well!

  • Surveys - Embedding a survey in a Custom Tab helps you gather targeted feedback about a specific session. We recommend using Typeform. Their interface is beautiful with robust customization capabilities.

  • Live Stream Help Center with tawk.to - If you'd like to embed a knowledge base dedicated to live stream help for attendees, create a tawk.to knowledge base for help during live streams and add it to a Live Stream feature or an Agenda session as a Custom Tab. For more information on how to set this up, read our For Fun article about creating a help center with Tawk.to.

  • Trivia Game - Embed a trivia game to add excitement and fun to your live stream or session with TriviaMaker. To learn more about, read our For Fun article about using TriviaMaker to create a trivia game.

  • Whiteboard - Embedding a whiteboard in a Custom Tab gives attendees the opportunity to take notes, brainstorm together, write messages on sticky notes, and more! We've seen success with sites like Miro and Ziteboard.

  • Live Display - We've even seen customers embed Live Display into a Custom Tab! Read our Introduction to Live Display article for more information.

For more ideas on what you can do with Custom Tabs, refer to the For Fun section of our knowledge base.

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