Use the Hopin Mobile App for Sessions and Expo Booths (Android)

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Now that you have installed the Hopin Mobile App for Android and learned how to navigate around it's time to check out how to use it to go on screen with audio and video in Sessions and Expo Booths (as Sessions) during an event. This guide will also show you how to interact with the chat, people tab, polls, and Q&A. Check out how to use the app for Networking here.

Current limitations

The Hopin mobile app is the only recommended way for speakers/attendees with no access to a desktop or laptop computer to go on screen with audio and video. This only works for Networking, Sessions, and Expo Booths (as Sessions), it isn't possible to go on screen on the backstage/stage and we have no ETA on when that will be possible. The Slido functionality is also currently not available as well as other integrations - Snapbar, Interprefy, Twitter, etc.

Please note the app only provides basic functionality at this time and it is aimed mainly at attendees, we strongly advise whenever possible to use a desktop or laptop computer to enjoy the full Hopin experience and functionality.

Additionally, event registration cannot be done within the app at the moment. Only events that you have registered for will be listed on your welcome screen. If you are not registered for an event, you will need to access the event’s registration page with a web browser on any device. Please follow the advice in this article in regards to supported browsers/devices for our website.

Use the Hopin mobile app for Sessions

Once you have entered an event you can access the Sessions section either from the app sidebar or by clicking on the Sessions button under Explore when in Reception.

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You will then be presented with all the available sessions, simply click on the one you'd like to join.

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Then click the Watch Live button to proceed.

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You are now able to watch the content available in the session.

If you also want to participate with audio and video on screen click JOIN SESSION instead. If the session is open as shown below, you'll be able to enter right away.

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Note: If the session is moderated you have to click on ASK TO JOIN SESSION to participate, and wait until a moderator or organiser approves your request before you are able to enter.

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At this stage, if you haven't already granted permission to the Hopin app to use your camera and microphone you will be prompted to do so, simply click Allow on both prompts to proceed.

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The next screen is to check camera and microphone are working properly, you can also disable either one or both, if you wish, using their respective buttons. To enter the session click JOIN NOW.

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Once joined you will be on screen with others. You will be able to:

  • Turn off your camera and microphone using the controls at the top right
  • Drag and drop your own video stream anywhere on the screen
  • Use chat, polls, people tab, and Q&A by swiping up the white panel at the bottom or by clicking on any of the icons

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Clicking on the Chat icon will bring up the Session chat where you can message with other participants. Once done, you can return to the live session by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

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Clicking on the Polls icon will show any polls created for the session, if any. Answer them accordingly and see the results. Once done, you can return to the live session by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

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Clicking on the People icon will bring up the People tab where you can see everyone else watching or participating in the session, here you will be able to click on a user and exchange direct messages. Once done, you can return to the live session by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

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Select the user you want to message with and click Chat.

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Once finished click the arrow at the top left twice to go back to the People tab.

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Clicking on the Q&A icon will show any questions asked and approved (by organisers and moderators) for the session, if any. 

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Here you can:

  • Upvote a question by clicking on the thumbs up icon, the more upvotes the more popular
  • Arrange the order of the Q&As by Latest or Popular using the menu button at the top right
  • Ask a question by clicking the ASK A QUESTION button. This can be done anonymously, if you wish, by using the Ask anonymously toggle on the left. Once you have typed your question click the SUBMIT button to proceed. Once your question is submitted it will need to be approved by an organiser or moderator for other attendees to see it. You can click the X button at the top right if you don't want to ask a question any longer

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Once finished, you can return to the live session by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

While in a live session it's possible to watch screen shares by other participants. 
Note: The share screen function is only available to be performed from desktops/laptops, not from the app. 

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It is also possible to watch YouTube videos shared by other participants.
Note: The YouTube share function is only available to be performed from desktops/laptops, not from the app.

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You can leave the session in different ways at any time as described below:

  • Clicking anywhere on the screen, the LEAVE SESSION button will appear, click it to stop sharing audio and video, you will still be able to watch the session content
  • Clicking the X button at the top left of the screen will exit the session entirely
  • Clicking the Android back button will exit the session entirely

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Use the Hopin mobile app for Expo Booths (as Sessions)

Once you have entered an event you can access the Expo section either from the app sidebar or by clicking on the Expo button under Explore when in Reception.

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You will then be presented with all the available expo booths, simply click on the one you'd like to join.

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Then click the Watch Live button to proceed.

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You are now able to watch the content available in the expo booth.

If you also want to participate with audio and video on screen click JOIN SESSION instead. If the booth is open as shown below, you'll be able to enter right away.

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Note: If the booth is moderated you have to click on ASK TO JOIN SESSION to participate as shown below, and wait until a moderator or organiser approves your request before you are able to enter.

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At this stage, if you haven't already granted permission to the Hopin app to use your camera and microphone you will be prompted to do so, simply click Allow on both prompts to proceed.

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The next screen is to check camera and microphone are working properly, you can also disable either one or both, if you wish, using their respective buttons. To enter the session click JOIN NOW.

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Once joined you will be on screen with others. You will be able to:

  • Turn off your camera and microphone using the controls at the top right
  • Drag and drop your own video stream anywhere on the screen
  • Use chat, polls, people tab, and Q&A by swiping up the white panel at the bottom or by clicking on any of the icons

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Clicking on the Chat icon will bring up the booth chat where you can message with other participants. Once done, you can return to the live booth by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

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Clicking on the Polls icon will show any polls created for the booth, if any. Answer them accordingly and see the results. Once done, you can return to the live booth by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

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Clicking on the People icon will bring up the People tab where you can see everyone else watching or participating in the booth, here you will be able to click on a user and exchange direct messages. Once done, you can return to the live booth by swiping down the panel or using the Android back button.

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Select the user you want to message with and click Chat.

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Once finished click the arrow at the top left twice to go back to the People tab.

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While in a live booth it is also possible to watch screen shares by other participants. 
Note: The share screen function is only available to be performed from desktops/laptops, not from the app. 

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You can leave the booth in different ways at any time as described below:

  • Clicking anywhere on the screen, the LEAVE SESSION button will appear, click it to stop sharing audio and video, you will still be able to watch the booth content
  • Clicking the X button at the top left of the screen will exit the session entirely
  • Clicking the Android back button will exit the session entirely

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That's it! You have now mastered how to use the Hopin mobile app for sessions and expo booths!

 

Feel free to reach out to us at support@hopin.com in case you have questions or need assistance.

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