Custom tabs are a great way to add value to the event experience and enhance attendee engagement in your Sessions and live streams. A custom tab 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 the Web App, they can interact with the tab content without leaving your Event App! When Mobile App users tap the custom tab, the content opens in their default browsers.
Add a Custom Tab
When editing a Live Steam feature or Session, expand the 'Attendee Engagement' section and activate the Enable Custom Tab toggle. Name the tab and insert the website URL of the site you want to embed.
Decide if you want to use the Pass Data to URL feature, then click Save Changes when you're done.
Custom Tabs in practice
When attendees click the Custom Tab within a session or Live Stream feature in the Web App, the website opens in the engagement panel. The following image is an example of a Typeform survey embedded as a Custom Tab in a live stream:
For users on the Mobile App, the website content opens in their device's default browser.
How others have used Custom Tabs
Use Custom Tabs to embed surveys, polls, Q&A, white boards, and pretty much anything else you want, 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 customers have used 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 our favorite! 🏆
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 that they can reference during live streams. Simply 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 article about embedding third-party platforms in your Event App.
Live Display - Some of our customers have even used a Custom Tab to embed Live Display! Read our Introduction to Live Display article to learn more about Live Display.
For more ideas on what you can do with Custom Tabs, visit our article about how to embed third-party platforms in your Event App.