Gather can be used on any computer (laptop or desktop), on any OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), by downloading the Gather Desktop App or by using one of our supported web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari).
You can access Gather on your mobile device or tablet; however, the mobile-responsive experience is in development. Use the Gather App or a desktop browser for the best experience!
If you're using Gather on Linux, we recommend using Google Chrome as your browser. Firefox is not supported on Linux at this time.
- Any Apple processor
- Any Intel i9 or Xeon
- Intel i7-6000 (6th generation) or higher
- Intel i5-8000 (8th generation) or higher
- Other Intel processors with 6 cores or higher
- Non-Intel processors with 8 cores or higher
Recommended System Specifications
- 2.4 ghz dual core
- 8 GB RAM
Recommended Internet Speeds
- 10 Mbps internet download speed
- 3 Mbps internet upload speed
You will still be able to experience most features of Gather with minimum internet speeds of 3 Mbps download and 1 Mbsp upload. As you connect to more people, however, you may experience greater lag in the experience.
Gather's performance may vary based on the total number of video feeds you are connected to and whether you have "HD Video Quality" toggled on. You can edit this in User Settings.
The number of videos you are connected to is based on the number of people you are actively video chatting with. It will be more taxing on your computer if you are connected to 20 or more participants as opposed to being connected to one or two people.