Ready to get started? You can set up your own Gather Space in less than 5 minutes! There is no cost to creating or editing a Space. You can even invite up to 25 people to visit your Space for free! If you have more than 25 guests, or would like to host your Space on a premium server for the duration of your event, check out info about Reservations.
Creating a Space
On our homepage (https://gather.town), click Sign up or Get started for free.
If this is your first time using Gather, you will see a simple landing page with a prompt to create a new Space or sign in. You do not need to create an account to test out Gather. However, if you would like to save the Space you create during this session, you must create an account or sign in. Otherwise, click Create a new space in the middle or bottom left on your screen.
After clicking Create a new space, a page displays for you to select a template or to start with a blank Space.
You can create a Space using one of our out-of-box, fully decorated templates—choosing from a variety of categories list on the left. Scroll through each category to see all options. (The scroll bar is next to the templates, rather than on the far right of the page.) You can also click Start from blank or Blank in the templates list to create a unique Space from scratch. If you'd like to make a completely custom Space, see our article on Custom Map Creation.
You can narrow down the template options by clicking Filter. Choose approximately how many users will be in the Space and whether you want your Space to be inside or outside, or both. Click Apply filter.
Name Your Space
When you find the perfect template, click the template preview. Your choice is outlined in green, and a Space details menu displays. Enter a name for your Space; this will be part of the URL for your Space. Select whether you would like your Space to be password protected. (Click the Password protect toggle to the right to require passwords. A Password field displays. Enter a secure password to share with your guests.) Finally, answer the required question, "What are you building the space for?" and click Create space.
If you are not signed in to Gather, after you click Create space, a confirmation message displays. Use this opportunity to sign in or sign up to save your Space for future use. If you are just creating a test Space that does not need to be permanently saved, select Create space without signing in.
Congratulations on creating your first Gather Space! Once you've chosen your avatar, you're ready to start building. You can invite others to test out the space by either directly sending them the URL of your Space, or by clicking the Gather icon in the upper left corner and selecting Invite people.