“Two is ALWAYS better than one.” This is why we are proud to announced the launch of our new feature: Guest Broadcasting!
This Guest Broadcasting post will break down both sides of the new feature: Guest brodcasting as Host and as a Guest.
1. Broadcasting as a Guest
During a live broadcast, users can become an eligible to be a guest broadcaster by clicking the Guest Broadcast button.
Clicking this button will bring up the Camera and Mic setup screen. After passing the test, users will then be dropped into the Guest Lineup, seen by the main broadcaster ONLY.
After becoming a potential guest broadcaster, users can toggle on / off their guest status. Toggling off will remove you from the guest lineup.
When an invite is sent, potential guest broadcasters will hear a ring and see a pop up on the screen:
Once the invite is accepted, the guest will join the live broadcast!
Guest broadcasters have the option to drop themselves from the broadcast by simply clicking the Drop button. (see below)
Once the guest broadcaster is removed from the broadcast, he/she will be placed back into the Guest Lineup.
2. Broadcasting as a Host:
Once live, broadcasters have the option to invite guests to their broadcast. There are three ways to invite a guest, and each will bring up the invite panel.
1. Clicking the guest’s name in the Guest Lineup.
2. Clicking the guest’s name in the chat or leaderboard.
3. Clicking the guest’s name in the queue. Users in the queue that have guest broadcasting enabled will have a green indication on their thumbnail.
Once an invite is sent, the invitee will have 10 seconds to accept or reject invite. The host will be notified when user has accepted or declined.
The host has the ability to drop the guest broadcaster at any moment during the broadcast by clicking the Drop button on the guest side of the broadcast.
Once a guest is dropped, the host can invite another user to broadcast.
You’ve asked for it and we delivered! Guest broadcasting is now active in Talk+ and Shows2, and will be rolling out on other channels in the future. Please remember to leave your comments below about guest broadcasting. We want to hear your thoughts and opinion!