New Security Feature
WebinarNinja registration pages now feature an extra layer of security, making it basically impossible for bots and online vandals to hijack your webinar or email list.
Your customizable registration and thank you pages will be the same as before. Registrants will click on the same button to sign up just like they always did. But instead of going directly to your 'Thank You' page, they'll be prompted to verify their email address with a randomly generated code before the registration is complete.
Updated Subscriber Consent
With the update to the registration process, we've also made changes to the Subscriber Consent for those who need their webinars to be GDPR compliant.
Instead of your registrants being redirected to a separate page, they will now be able to confirm consent right on the same page where they enter their registration details.
Introducing: Basic Plan
We're introducing a new plan for folks who are new to webinars, and simply want to test the waters.
See the comparison of old and current plans here.
Free Plan: Archived
6 months ago, in December 2021, we introduced our Free Plan. After thorough analysis of the pros and cons, we have decided to archive it.
Existing Free Plan users can keep the plan for as long as they like, as promised. However, the Free Plan will no longer be available for new users, and current paid plan users will no longer be able to downgrade to the Free Plan.
Free Trial Returns!
Now that we've archived the Free Plan, new users can once again explore WebinarNinja free for 14 days at no cost. All WebinarNinja plans now include this Free Trial.
See our current plans and sign up here.
Vapor Hosting Infrastructure
We’ve moved our servers to Vapor, a completely cloud-based solution that makes all webinars even faster, crisper, and better performing.
Improved new user education to make the WebinarNinja experience even easier — which is saying something.
Bye, bye, free trial. WebinarNinja now offers a stripped-down version of the world’s user-friendliest webinar software, 100% free for life. No credit card, no expiration — just a cost-free way to get started with live webinars.
New Plans & Pricing
In addition to our Free Plan, we now offer Pro and Business Plans on a sliding pay scale, based on the number of attendees the user expects.
Easy Plan Adjustment
Up-or-downgrade your plan with minimal hassle. Details here. You can even downgrade to a Free Plan in lieu of canceling your account!
Account Settings New Look
See here for details.
So Ninja Swag Store
Tees, hoodies, caps, and more available here.
WebinarNinja's Rapid Replay Technology™
Our fastest replay system ever! Your webinar replay recording is ready in seconds. By the time you ask, "Is my replay ready?", it's ready.
Replay emails go out automatically. Go with our template email that goes out 2 hours after the broadcast ends or create your own have it go out minutes after.
Your replay will look exactly like your live broadcast- exact layouts, slides, and screen share.
Broadcast quality video and audio on every replay recording.
All new webinars will use this new replay system automatically.
New Add Registrants Option
Now, you can manually add registrants to your webinars - no signup required! Simply enter someone's name and email address, or bulk import a .csv file of new registrants. As soon as you've registered someone, they'll automatically receive the webinar emails, complete with instructions and links for joining the webinar.
Note: You can use this feature to bypass payment for paid webinars, giving the manually added registrants free access. Once you add a registrant from your end, the registrant can simply join the webinar using the link sent via email - no payment is necessary.
New Share Audio Option
Now, when sharing your entire screen or a browser tab with Chrome, you’ll have the option to share any audio coming from that page, using a checkbox.
When sharing your screen or presenting slides, WebinarNinja will automatically adjust the layout of your webinar to the “Presenter Left” option, placing the presenter’s image on the smaller screen to the left, while upsizing the shared screen or slides. This way, your audience gets a clear view of the information you’re presenting.
Studio Feature Labels
It's now much easier to see all the options at your fingertips from the Webinar Studio, for example, changing the screen layout. This slight redesign makes the Studio interface much more intuitive, and even easier than ever.
Updated GDPR Disclosure
Wording on our GDPR Subscriber Consent Form has been updated to comply with the latest GDPR standards regarding consent to receive emails about your webinars.
Updated Share Screen Visibility
To help you be sure of what attendees are seeing when you share your screen, we’ve made our Share Screen overlay transparent and removable.
Changing Plans & Proration Updates
Webinar Ninjas can switch between monthly and annual plans and can upgrade from monthly to annual plans.
In the event you switch plans, any applicable prorations will be visible during checkout, so you’ll know exactly what to expect regarding your adjusted bill.
Customize copy/buttons in any language
You can now edit the text of buttons on webinar pages (e.g. "Register for free," "Add to Calendar," etc.). You can also edit the copy on your registration pages, email reminders, Offers, Handouts, and buttons in any language, including right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Post-webinar analytics for each attendee now include watch duration and replay attendance.
Real-Time Chat Replay
During replays of your live webinars, attendees will see the chat conversation unfold exactly as it did during the live broadcast, one comment at a time. It's just like being at the first broadcast!
January 2021: WebinarNinja 6
Once you log in, you’ll be taken immediately to your My Webinars page.
New Media Library
Keep all your images, video files, slides, and handouts, in one convenient, searchable place, hosted by WebinarNinja.
Co-Hosts are now Presenters
Designate a Presenter to have them speak on camera and share their screen.
As Host, you can designate any live webinar attendee as a Presenter during the webinar.
Previously, all WebinarNinja plans allowed a maximum of 3 Co-Hosts. Now, Presenter limits are as follows:
Starter Plan : 2 additional Presenters
Pro Plan : 4 additional Presenters
Plus Plan : 6 additional Presenters
Power Plan : 10 additional Presenters
Longer duration limits
Formerly, webinar durations and recordings for all plans were limited to 2 hours. Now, maximum webinar durations are as follows:
Starter Plan : 2 hours
Pro Plan : 4 hours
Plus Plan : 6 hours
Power Plan : 8 hours
You can now host webinars from mobile devices. However, you cannot share your screen from it.
Improved mobile experience for attendees
An updated layout and design improves viewing and enables easier transition between the webinar stream and Chat area.
Upgraded streaming quality
For an even more crisp, high-definition experience.
Signal strength indicator
Hosts can now monitor their connection in the studio.
Test your audio and visual bitrates from the Studio settings window.
Upload videos for a live webinar
In addition to YouTube videos, you can now play videos from your Media Library or your own computer.
Questions, Polls, and Offers have moved
You can toggle between the Questions, Polls, Offers, Handouts, and overall Chat tabs, all of which are located on the right side of the page.
Attendees can upvote each other’s Questions in the dedicated Questions area, highlighting the most relevant or popular.
Pin chat messages
You can now pin important chat comments, so they’re not lost in the main chat area.
Attendees can chat privately with Hosts and Presenters via the Chat window. This feature can be disabled for attendees in Studio settings.
Attendees can request to present
You can allow Attendees to request your permission to become a Presenter. Grant and revoke Presenter permissions at any time during a webinar.
Formerly, Polls were visible to attendees throughout a webinar. Now, you can set specific times for Polls to appear.
You can now customize in-webinar sales Offers with images.
It’s now possible to provide downloadable files, like PDF and Word documents, to your attendees during the webinar.
From the Host’s view, slide presentations will display such that the Host can view past and upcoming slides, in addition to the slide currently visible to the audience.
Hotkeys for presenting slides
You can now use the SPACEBAR or ARROW keys on your keyboard to move through your slide presentation during a webinar.
New layout option
You can now split the screen between your camera feed and slide presentation vertically.
Advanced Studio settings
More Studio settings are included in one place.
New look and layout for the Statistics page
Comprehensive statistics. You can now view statistics for all webinars, or all webinars of the same type, in a single snapshot of your overall webinar performance.
Registration Page visits. Track your traffic by viewing how many unique visitors came to each webinar’s registration page.
Engagement and Conversion graphs. Get a clear snapshot of how engaged your audience is, with graphic representations of overall clicks and other attendee activity.
Attendee-specific duration metrics. See how long each attendee stayed after joining your webinar.
Replay viewers. See which attendees watched your webinar replay, if you made one available.
Attendee-specific Chat metrics. See which attendees participated in the Chat for each webinar.
Attendee-specific Offer metrics. See which attendees clicked on your offer, broken down separately for live and replay attendees.
Handout metrics. See which attendees downloaded your downloadable Handouts, if applicable.
Custom Registration Forms
Add custom fields to all WebinarNinja signup forms. You can request (or require) literally any info you want from registrants. Learn more about that here.
On-site Registration Forms for Automated webinars
The on-site registration form has been improved. You can now embed registration forms for Automated webinars on your own site, make changes without re-embedding, and all forms are reCAPTCHA enabled.
You can now archive webinars you no longer need and remove clutter from your account. Click here for more information.
Add a Facebook Pixel
With our Pro, Plus, and Power plans, you can now add a Facebook Pixel to your registration page and thank you page. Learn how to add it to your webinar here.
Spam Protection with reCAPTCHA
Prevent spam and protect your webinar from bots with Spam Protection. It's a simple checkbox to verify registrants. ✅
Here's a guide to enable it for your webinars.
All new Automated webinars
Run an automated webinar multiple times a day
Upload videos straight to WebinarNinja
"Watch Now" and "Both" Our new on-demand webinar features
Block out specific dates from your webinar schedule
Control how many available dates/times show on the registration page
Updated Media Library
Now that you can upload your own videos into your WebinarNinja account, we also updated the Media Library! You can easily upload, preview and organize your videos along with your page templates and images right inside your media library.
Updated Series and Hybrid webinars
We have updated our series webinars and hybrid webinars to allow you to upload your own videos straight from your computer to WebinarNinja. You can still choose to use a past webinar recording or a YouTube video if you wish. The choice is yours.
New videos in the WebinarNinja Academy
Last month, we launched The WebinarNinja Academy. Today, we release 2 new video training:
In Sales: How to Use Webinars To Sell More & Service Better
In Marketing: Grow Your Podcast Audience with Webinars
New direct integration with Constant Contact
We just partnered with Constant Contact to bring you a direct integration with WebinarNinja! With this direct integration, you can automatically add webinar registrants to your mailing list in Constant Contact. To learn more about how to integrate with Constant Contact, take a look at our helpful tutorial.
The WebinarNinja Academy
As the "Netflix of webinars", it gives you on-demand access to webinar training topics ranging from sales & marketing to content creation & engagement techniques.
Access to The WebinarNinja Academy is included with every WebinarNinja plan. Just click the 🎓 menu icon on the left when you sign into your account.
Live video multi-streaming
We have upgraded WebinarNinja to Live Video Multi-Streaming. This means when a you stream your live broadcast we will produce several live streams and give each of your attendees the stream that best matches their internet connection quality. Without multi-streaming, your broadcast quality can be dragged down by an attendee's poor connection.
Multi-streaming is built-in and there is nothing for you to switch on. If you would like to utilize multi-streaming, just use Chrome or Firefox when you host your webinars. Multi-streaming is the latest tech in live WebRTC videos and is optimized for those browsers. On the other hand, your attendees can use any browser they like.
New auto-detect timezone magic 💫
We've now made it super simple for your registrants to know exactly when your webinar is in their local timezone.
When people visit a WebinarNinja registration page, no matter where they are in the world, they will see a handy link under the webinar date and time. Clicking the link will allow the person to immediately see the webinar/date time in their local time on the same registration page. Click here for more info.
We now integrate with Drip
We worked closely with the Drip team to make sure we fully integrate directly with Drip. Now, you can add all your webinar registrants directly to your Drip account right inside of WebinarNinja! Click here for a guide to integrating with Drip.
Sharing your webinar just got easier
We re-engineered how you find your webinar links and share them with others to make it super convenient. Grab your webinar link and share it with others in one easy location on a My Webinars card. Click here to learn more.
Subscriber Consent Options (GDPR compliance)
If you're in the EU, you're probably jumping for joy that we just added this feature. Yup! We just turned that GDPR headache into a cool breeze. Now you can ask for email and marketing consent (GDPR policy) to all your registrants when they register. Best of all, once they do consent, they never see the consent page again, making all their future registrations with you seamless. The letters GDPR never looked so good on a screen! Here's a guide for your reference.
Enhanced Video & Audio
We have increased video resolutions and audio bit rates to even higher levels! That's nerd speak for you and your attendees will have a smoother, more crystal clear experience every time you run a webinar.
Last month, we released the all new Page Builder to allow you to easily create your own custom registration and thank you pages. Here are updates for this month:
All new page builder templates
Neat. A clean and sleek registration page template to showcase your product or service, front and center. Include authority-building testimonials and increase conversions instantly!
Minimal Video. A video-enabled thank you page template that allows you to personally thank your registrants and remind them to add your event to their calendar using our Add-To-Calendar button.
Detailed Video. A video-enabled registration page that allows you to give a sneak-peek of your webinar. Leverage the power of video to show why your webinar is a not-to-be-missed event.
More New Page Builder Features
Upload your logo: Always be branding with the ability to upload and display your logo on your registration pages.
New fonts: Choose from 22+ popular new fonts and make your headlines and copy pop!
More "About Host" areas: Got co-hosts? Want to talk them up a bit? We added the ability to add more About Host content blocks in your registration page templates. You can of course use this area for anything you like- bonuses, your products, vacation photos 😄.
Change About Host area layouts: You can also shake it up and change the look of the About Host area layout.
New images in WN Gallery: We've added some new background images and content images for you to use, royalty-free on WebinarNinja.
New WN Gallery Filter: To speed things up, you can filter for wide background images and other images in the WebinarNinja Gallery.
New Email Marketing Integrations
ConvertKit. We worked closely with the ConvertKit team (Thanks Nathan, Geoffrey and the whole support team) to make sure we fully integrate directly with BOTH ConvertKit forms and tags! Follow these simple steps to integrate with ConvertKit.
HubSpot. HubSpot didn't grow to become an 11 billion dollar company because they weren't popular 😱. We heard your requests for a direct integration with them loud and clear, and now it's here. Follow these simple steps to integrate with HubSpot now.
All New Page Builder
The goal for our all new page builder is to make it super easy to customize your own registration and thank you pages. Here are just some of the highlights:
"DETAILED"- The name of our all all-new registration template. This template allows you to add more information about your webinar, including adding bullet points, a host bio area and more.
Add, edit and remove text, images, bullet points, feature areas and from your page templates.
Live edit & preview. See exactly the way your page will look even before you save changes.
Edit and create your own thank you pages too
Upload your own images
Add webinar specific info with handy tags like Webinar Title, Date, Webinar Type and more.
Change your color overlay so your titles can pop
Save as. Create and save templates as your own and add them to your library
All new media library to manage your templates and images
Auto-forward automated webinar registration pages to the next available date
An easier automated webinar date dropdown selector
Detailed series webinar templates with every session in the series presented
And a whole lot more...
Our email notifications have been updated with an improved user experience and design. Here are just some of the highlights:
Send new emails to targeted groups like all registrants, attendees, or non-attendees only
Send emails at a specific time relative to the webinar date and time. For example, "3 days after the webinar ends" or "2 hours before the webinar starts"
Trigger emails to be sent immediately
Send up to 10 custom emails per webinar in addition to the default emails
Easily deactivate default emails
Reset your email back to defaults
And a whole lot more...
You can learn all about our updated email notifications in our helpful tutorials.
With your feedback, as well as a ton of research and testing, we've made it even easier for your co-hosts to accept invites and gain studio access.
A new, modern default avatar for you and your attendees
When you and your attendees participate in the chat and questions, their avatar is no longer a slumped shoulder default avatar. It's colorful with the first letter of their name- making it more personal and distinct!
Detailed data now available for your polls
When you export your Polls CSV file from the Statistics area for your webinar, you can see not only the percentages and how many people voted for each answer, you can also now see who exactly voted for what.
You can now send your webinar registrants straight to your CRM tool. Here are guides for reference:
Embed a registration form on your website
You wanted the ability to add your custom registration form to your website. This is now available for free webinars!
Integrate WebinarNinja with Sumo, ClickFunnels, Leadpages, or many others...
With our new Registration Form Embed feature, WebinarNinja now integrates with your favorite tools like these:
...or any tool that allows you to embed HMTL.
Improved Polls & Offers
You wanted more focus on your Polls and offers. When you create a poll or show an offer, your attendees will now get a banner notification at the top of the video area. They can click it and instantly be sent to the poll or offer.
Mic Volume Meter
Test your mic levels when you enter the studio! Keep the peak to around 40-60%
Q&A Time Stamping
When an attendee clicks on a question, they will go to the part of the replay where you answer the question!
ZERO DELAY and Precise Syncing Replays
Your replay will mirror your live webinar in every way! You will find the replay available for download in the webinar Options dropdown menu.
Total Video Control
Your attendees can now hit Play, Fast Forward, Rewind, Pause or go Full Screen with your webinar replay!
Replays for Live Series Webinars
You asked for replays for series webinars. Replays for Live Series are now available.
Use a Replay for Automated Webinars and More
Did you kill your last webinar and now you want to use it to show to other attendees? Along with YouTube videos you can now use webinar Replays for Automated webinars, for Recorded Series Webinars and for Hybrid webinars too.
Start Broadcast Pop-Up Warning
We do not want you to start the webinar before you are ready! You will see a pop-up if you try to start the broadcast more than 5 minutes early!
Thank You Page Forwarding
You can now send attendees to your own thank you page! You can add a tracking pixel here, videos, a special thank you message, a downloadable for the webinar or even an up-sell. The choices are endless!
Removed "Powered by WebinarNinja" from page footer
We removed the "Powered by WebinarNinja" from the bottom of your Registration and Thank You Pages for an even cleaner design.
Registration & Live Attendee Lists in the Studio
You can see who is registered or attending live at any moment. You can even click on their name to reveal email and block options. You can also easily search for registrants and attendees to find them in a second.
Save Email Text as Default for Each Webinar Type
Do you want each registration email to contain the same information without typing it for all emails? We now have a new feature that will allow you to save the content of a particular email notification as default. This means you don't need to re-write your unique email copy every time you run a webinar.
Improved Avatar Upload Feature
We refreshed our Avatar Upload feature to allow you to upload several avatar photos. You can choose which photo you'd like to use for your account with one click at any time.
New Quick Registration Process
Registrants can now register in seconds by only providing their name and email. No need to create an account!
Run webinars on Apple's Safari
WebinarNinja runs on Safari 11 on macOS High Sierra.
Attend Webinars on ALL Mobile Devices (Including iPhones + iPads)
Attendees can watch webinars and interact- chat, ask questions, answer polls and click on offers on mobile devices, including iPhones.
New Clean Login Design For Hosts
We made the login process even easier with a new login design.
Improved Social Sharing
We improved social sharing to display more info about your webinar when it is shared on social media. This includes your webinar splash image as well.
Start Broadcast Failsafe if Webinar is Not Published
We built a failsafe so you only see the Start Broadcast button in the Studio once your webinar is published. That way, you can only start your broadcast when you're ready to have your webinar go live.
All live webinars are now available for you and your attendees! Your webinar, will look just like it did live! We let you control if the replay will be available and for how long. You can see our support tutorial here.
Your attendees can now watch a live webinar on their mobile device. Your Polls, Offers, Chat and Questions will look amazing to your attendees on their devices.
Remove Feature Webinars
You asked, we listened. We have removed Featured Webinars in attendee accounts. Attendees will only see webinars that they signed up for.
Broadcast 10 minute Failsafe
We understand that things happen - batteries die, internet connections fail, etc. You can restart your webinar for 10 minutes if you leave the webinar for any reason.
Optional Social Sharing
We added the option to remove the social sharing from your webinar page. You now have control over the social sharing option for your webinar.
Questions / Polls / Offers are Available Before and After your Webinar
You need information from your attendees, before and after the webinar. You can now share the questions / polls and offers with your attendees before, during and after the webinar, as long as they are on your webinar page.
You need a way to integrate with different programs, so we created an integration with Zapier! You can learn how to integrate all your favorite apps with WebinarNinja via Zapier with our helpful tutorial here.
Send / Not Send Email Notifications
You want to choose when and how to notify your customers. We now give you the option to choose if you would like a particular email notification to be sent or not sent to your registrants. You can learn more about this new feature in this helpful tutorial.
For further assistance, contact us through live chat at the bottom right of this page or send us an email at email@example.com.