How to use the Hopin Backstage powered by StreamYard as a Speaker

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The Stage is what attendees see during an event, while the Backstage is a private video chat that allows Speakers and Organizers to rehearse before going live in front of attendees. Not only are you able to rehearse, but the Backstage is also perfect for testing your audio and video before the main event.

As a Speaker, you need to be signed in to your Hopin account in order to access the backstage.

You should be receiving the Backstage link from the Event Organizer. Once you have it please click on the link and then you will be prompted to enter the StreamYard Backstage. 

Note: You will be redirected to the event’s Registration page if you are not yet registered for the event or if you are not logged in to Hopin.

Once you enter the StreamYard Backstage, make sure you allow your browser to access your camera and microphone if prompted. 


Here you can update your avatar for when your camera is off, enter your display name, check your camera and microphone, and click Settings to see more details and set your virtual background.




Once you click Enter Studio, will be inside of the Backstage Studio. You will be seeing whatever is being presented in there. You will need to wait until the Organizer adds you to the stream, so be ready!


If you wish to continue attending the event from the attendee's perspective, you can hit the Return button at the bottom of the screen and you will be brought into the event’s Reception page.

On the right-hand side, you have two areas. You can use the Private chat area to chat with the Organizers and other Speakers inside of the Backstage area. 

Note: Speakers cannot post messages in the Comments area in the StreamYard Backstage. They can only see messages coming from the Stage. Only the Event Organizer can post messages there. 

Also note that the StreamYard Backstage does not have a fully-integrated activity panel. This means that Polls and Q&A are not accessible through the StreamYard Backstage. In order to use the Polls and Q&A, you will need to open up an additional window of the front-end of the Stage.


Note: It is important that you mute the second tab of the front-end of the Stage if you are also inside the Backstage to avoid echo and sound feedback from one tab into the other. Double-click on the tab and select Mute. For more information, you can see our guide Echo in Sessions or Stage.


For further tips on presenting, see StreamYard's guide Sharing Slides and Presentations with StreamYard.

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