Want to host a joint event with a guest speaker or invite an attendee up on screen to ask their question live? With Crowdcast, you can easily invite someone to join you on screen in a couple ways!

Pro-tip: If you're planning to invite a guest speaker or attendee on screen, send your guests this checklist before you go live. Be sure they have the correct camera and mic selected. Advanced testing can be found at the bottom of the page.

The setup page where you test your camera and mic

How to invite someone onto the stage

The first way is to invite them onto the stage from the people tab. You can invite them while you're in the green room, before you go live, or while broadcasting live.

The people tab will contain a list of attendees that have registered for your event. When you click on it, this list will expand so you can locate the person you'd like to invite up. You'll see an "Invite on screen" button next to the person's name.

invite on screen via people tab

confirm invite invitation

Another way to invite someone up is through the chat. To invite an attendee who has already added a message in the chat, hover over their message, and click "Invite." 

invite on screen via chat wall

Both of these methods will prompt a pop-up notification to your invited attendee that asks them if they want to accept the invite.

invite request sent to attendee

Users on Safari or other unsupported browsers cannot be invited up on screen. See this article for more on browsers that are supported on Crowdcast.

Want to enlarge or minimize the window of your guest on screen? Check out our article on how to do that using our host controls.


If you’re on a Starter or Lite plan:

Crowdcast allows you to present up to four (4) screens at once.

This could include the host (1), two (2) guests, and one (1) screen share OR three (3) guests and the host.

If you’re on a Pro or Business plan:

Crowdcast allows you to present up to six (6) screens at once.

This could include the host (1), three (3) guests, and two (2) screen share OR five (5) guests and the host (1).

Also note: The invite on screen feature is enabled when using the in-browser method to go live. To invite someone on screen via RTMP Studio, you'll need to refer to your broadcasting software's capabilities.

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