Gather Meetings Slack Integration

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Gather offers an App for Slack to allow our users to launch a Gather meeting instantly from within Slack.

You must be an Admin to see these options in your Gather Space. Click here to learn more about User Settings.

Connect your Gather Space

In the Space you want to book meetings in, open the Settings menu to a new Integrations page. Click 'Set up Slack for your space'. 

The app's interface will open in a new tab.

Add the Gather Town App to your Slack Workspace

Enter your workspace's Slack URL. This page may be skipped automatically if you are already signed in.

Riley standing in the center of decorated desks. The Events pane is open and the calendar icon is outlined in red in the toolbar. In the events pane, a past Clients Team Meeting shows, as well as an upcoming All-Hands meeting. The Events pane also shows buttons to Sign in with Google or to create new event.

The Gather Town App for Slack will request permission to access your Slack workspace. 

Then you can start creating impromptu meetings!

If you do not have access to install Apps in your Slack workspace, check with your Slack workspace administrator.

Using the Gather App for Slack

In any channel or DM, type /gather to launch a meeting.

The app will compare the number of people you specify to the Private Areas in your Space with a listed maximum occupancy, and automatically select an empty Private Area of the appropriate size to hold your meeting in. 

If there are private areas in your Space that you do not wish other users to book meetings in, leave the maximum occupancy field for them blank in the Mapmaker.

After you select the number of people, a button appears for everyone in the channel or DM.

More information on Private Areas can be found on the Tile Effects page

To learn how to create a link that will send users directly to a specific Spawn Tile in your Space, check out the Spawn Tiles page.

People who click the 'Join meeting' button but are not logged in will still be able to join the meeting, but will be treated like Guests. You can view user roles and permissions here

To learn more about how Gather collects, manages, and stores third-party data, check out the links below:

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