Online and Virtual Events tools

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Annual pricing may be available
Viewing capacity
Attendee interaction
Options for selling your products during events
Features Key

  • Chat
  • Poll
  • Q&A
  • Screenshare
  • Survey
  • Ticketing
  • YouTube streaming options
  • Sales opportunities (at minimum, the option to share a link) 
Online Events Services
Be.Live provides online event tools to complement streaming via Facebook Live, YouTube, and other popular streaming services.
Free / $29.99 / $44.99 Follows Facebook Live/YouTube  audience limitations In-video crawler text, "Live Shopping"
Streaming video and events host
$29 / $49 / $89 / $195 50+ / 100+ / 250+ / 1000+ viewers
(+15¢ each addl. viewer)
5 / 10 / 20 / 40 hours
Conferencing / Multi-session Event Services
Hopin aims to replace in-person conferences and events with sustainable, accessible online tools.
10K + customizable options or $99/mo Up to 500 users per session
Run the World
Online events service focused on member engagement and attendee interaction
free events: $5 per attendee
paid events: 25% of total sales
Principally known for gaming streams, Twitch focuses on advertising and subscribers; monetizing content, and viewer interaction.
Free Unlimited
Business Tools
Google Meet
Online communication tools with a high degree of integration with Google Suite tools (Drive, Chat, etc.)
Part of GSuite Services ($6 and up per user) 250 participants
Microsoft Teams
Primarily a meeting tool leveraging tight integration with Microsoft products
$5 (incl. Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, Exchange) / $12.50 (adds Office Suite) 10,000 viewers
Zoom offers multiple levels of service for hosting meetings. Other services offered include Webinars, Zoom Rooms (in-person meeting tools), and connection to streaming services.
Free / $14.99 / $19.99* / $19.99** <101 / <101 / <301 / <501
Social Media Tools
Instagram Live
Streams live to all followers. Available for 24 hours after event.
Free (requires Instagram account) (Only streams from app) Unlimited (governed by Instagram)
Replays pre-recorded content from 1 to 60 minutes long.
Free (requires Instagram account) Unlimited (governed by Instagram)
Facebook Live
Streams live to select users. Available indefinitely after event.
Free (requires Facebook account) Unlimited (governed by Facebook)
Steams live to the public.
Free (requires YouTube account) (streaming from mobile requires 1000+ followers) Unlimited (governed by YouTube)
Other Related Services
Eventbrite up to 3.5% + $1.59 per paid ticket Eventbrite can sell tickets to any type of online event and email attendees access details.
NovelNetwork Free Novel Network connects authors and readers. Book clubs can register to find authors interested in partnering for events.
Patreon % of income Patreon is a service for direct patronage of artists and content providers, via monthly subscriptions. Subscriptions generally provide exclusive content which can include live or recorded video. Patreon is not an event hosting site. 


* requires 10 or more host accounts

** requires 100 or more host accounts

*** ticketing integration with Eventbrite

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