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How to manage your guests in Studio 2.0
How to manage your guests in Studio 2.0

Learn how to manage your guests once they have joined you in Restream Studio.

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Effectively managing your guests' presence is key to a collaborative stream.

Put your guests on the stream or remove them

When your guests enter, they will appear backstage under the Sources menu.

You can toggle them on to add them on-screen or toggle them off to hide them.

You can also click the three dots to edit their name or remove them from Studio.

Showcase your guests with the right layout

You can adjust your stream's layout in whatever way makes sense for you.

Display all participants equally or shine a light on a specific one - it's up to you.

You can learn more about Studio layouts here.

Display your guests' media and sources

If your guests add anything to the stream, like a shared screen, a presentation, or an extra camera, that source will show up under the Sources menu, too.

You will then be able to toggle it on to add it on-screen or toggle it off to hide it.

Communicate with your guests

A private chat tab is located at the bottom of your screen; use it to exchange messages with your guests. This chat will not be visible to the viewers.


  • Pick the right browser for your operating system:

    • Windows, macOS, and Linux: Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Arc, Edge, Safari (least preferred).

    • Android: Chrome (recommended), Firefox.

    • iOS: Safari 14+

  • Keep your browser updated to the latest version.

  • Avoid ad blockers and browser extensions that may interfere with your setup.

💡 Adding guest channels to your stream can give you up to 3X more views.

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