Live Conversations with My Recruit Participants


At a Glance

Using Live Conversation and My Recruit together allows you to get real-time feedback from anyone you want, including your own employees or customers who are not on the UserTesting Panel.


If you want to talk to participants real-time, use the Live Conversation feature regardless of how you source those participants. However, there are some considerations when inviting your own participants (My Recruit). Learn more about My Recruit tests in these Knowledgebase articles and this training course.

Let’s look at some considerations for each stage of the process.

Setting up and launching a Live Conversation test with My Recruit:

  • You have the same customization options as any My Recruit test.
  • You will define if you want individuals to join the session from their computer or from a mobile device.
  • Schedule your availability and launch (you’ll have to send the link to the individuals you want to participate in your interviews).

Participant’s experience:

  • The people you invite get your email and can follow your link to your test.
  • When they follow the link, instead of starting the test, they see a page where they select a time, based on the availability you provided.
  • Because UserTesting doesn’t know how to contact them, they also have to enter their email address, so that they can get the initial confirmation email and reminders (24 hours before and day-of).

Experience during and after a session:

  • The participants you invited will follow the link from their calendar invitation or any of the reminders they received to join the Zoom meeting.
  • They do not have to download a UserTesting recorder because Live Conversation uses Zoom. They will need to be able to join a Zoom meeting on their computer or mobile device (whatever device you specified when you set up your test).
  • You run the session.
  • Recording is uploaded to your platform (the same as any other Live Conversation session).

To see additional information and some best practices, review the Running Effective Live Conversation Interviews course, which includes sections on inviting your own participants.


Learn More

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