The Video Rooms feature is a fantastic way to bring your virtual attendees even closer to the in-person experience! Video Rooms are spaces where up to 10 attendees and 3 moderators can talk with one another via live video, audio, and typed messages, and send Connection requests. If they're in the Web App, attendees can also share their screen.
Video Rooms are great for breakout discussions, Sponsor hangouts, live Q&A, staff meetups, icebreaker rooms, or whatever else you can dream up.
⭐️ Keep in mind, your Web App's Privacy setting must be set to Log In to let Attendees use Video Rooms. Video Rooms are only available for the Web App, but support for mobile apps is coming soon!
Add the feature
First, you'll need to add the Video Rooms feature to your event. You can add the feature multiple times, and each instance of the feature can have as many Rooms as you'd like.
On the Edit Event page, click Add Features, find the Video Rooms feature, click Add, then click Done at the bottom.
In your list of Features, click the Settings (⚙️) icon on the Video Rooms feature to bring up the edit modal. You can rename the feature, choose a custom icon, and limit the feature to specific Groups.
Remember to click Save Changes when you're done!
Now, click Edit on the Video Rooms feature. On the next page, click New Video Room to add your first one.
⭐️ Keep in mind, you can also import Video Rooms.
In the modal that appears, enter a Name for the room. Remember that Rooms are typically topic-based, and you can add as many as you need. If you need more than one Room per topic, make sure you clearly number or otherwise tell attendees the difference between one and another.
If you don't want the Room to be joinable right away, set the Enable Room toggle to 'No'. If a room isn't enabled, attendees can still see the Room, and a message will be displayed explaining the room is unavailable, and they'll be unable to join.
Select an icon or add an image to the Room. We highly recommend adding an image that will aid a user's understanding of the Room's purpose. Images should be unique to each Room topic.
Now, add a Description for the Room. Make sure the description tells the attendees what to expect in as few words as possible.
Then, add up to three Moderators from your event's attendee list. We'll talk about what Moderators can do later in this guide.
⚠️ Caution, if you’re at all concerned that a Room topic may be controversial, we highly recommend adding at least one Moderator.
Lastly, you can Add Internal Links to the room. For example, if you're setting up breakout rooms for sessions, search for and add the session(s) here.
Click Save Changes when you're done. Repeat this process for as many Rooms as you need!
After you've added at least one Room, there are several actions you can take from the edit page for the Video Rooms feature:
- Filter and Search
- Drag and drop to reorder
- Edit or Delete
- Multi-select and edit
o Disable or Enable
Rooms in Practice
When an attendee enters a Video Rooms feature, they can browse through available Rooms and join any that aren’t disabled or full.
When joining a Room for the first time, attendees must agree to any microphone and camera permissions their device or browser requires. Web App attendees must also select the correct video and audio devices and click Apply before they can join.
⭐️ Keep in mind, for the best experience, we recommend using the Web App in Google's Chrome browser.
While in the Room, attendees can mute their mic or video, and type messages. From the messages panel, attendees can send each other connection requests without leaving the Room.
Web App attendees also have the option to share their screen with everyone else. If someone is sharing their screen, they have to end the share before someone else can use screen share.
Moderators will see a "Moderated by you" tag on each Room they've been assigned to.
Moderators can hover over an attendee video card to reveal the Remove button on the lower right corner. When a moderator clicks the button, a pop-up will ask for confirmation and let them choose how long the person will be banned from the Room. There's also a checkbox that lets the moderator delete all of the attendee's text chats from that Room.
Now you know how to set up and use Video Rooms in your event. Get those attendees talking!
After some of your attendees have used Video Rooms, you can check out the Feature Comparison chart on the Metrics tab to see how people are interacting with them. You can see the number of:
To see all of the additional data points outlined in the Export section of our Data Dashboard article, export the Metrics.
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