Create a Space in 5 Minutes or Less!

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 main site (, click "Launch Gather" to access our in-browser application!

To open our in-browser application from our main site, click "Launch Gather." 

If this is your first time using Gather, you will see a relatively empty 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. You can find out more about this process in this article: Signing In/Creating an Account on Gather.

If this is your first time using Gather, or you are signed out, you will see a relatively blank landing screen prompting you to sign in.

Warning: Any Spaces created while on an Anonymous account may be lost, even if you sign in or sign up after the fact. 

You can begin creating your space by clicking on the "Create a new space" button either in the bottom left corner of your screen or the one in the middle of the page.

"Create a new space" button in green

After clicking on "Create a new space," you will be taken to the Space Creation page where you can either create a space using one of our many templates or start from blank. For more info on creating a completely custom map from scratch, Click Here to see our article on Custom Map Creation.

Gather Space Templates 

Using Templates

You can start with one of our out-of-box templates by clicking any of the categories on the left and then the appropriate template. You can also choose to "Start from a blank" space or "Copy from an existing space" that you have already created. 

You can filter the templates by number of users and theme of the template. By "number of users," we mean the max number of the users you expect to have online and in your Space at the same time. Consider it a rough estimate of the maximum capacity of your space.

You can filter our Gather Space Templates by clicking the green "Filter" button.

When you have a template selected, you can click on the image to scroll through several preview images to gain a sense of what your Space will look like.

Name your Space

After you select a template, you will need to "Name your space." 

After selecting a template, you can name your space in the bottom right before creating it. 

Warning: You cannot rename a Space once it created. If you make a mistake, you can always create a new Space with the correct name using the "Copy from Existing Space" feature.

You can also toggle on Password Protection on if you want your attendees to enter a password before entering your space.

Once you are done configuring the initial settings for your Space, you will need to answer the dropdown question "What are you building the space for?" and click "Create Space."

Name your space, password protect, answer dropdown

Final Notes

Congratulations on creating your first Gather Space! 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."

You can find your Space's URL and invite button inside of the Gather menu when clicking on the Gather icon in the upper left corner.
Remember that you can absolutely create a Space without signing in; however, on the off chance that you would like to save your Space for future use,  you will see one more prompt once you enter your newly created Space to either sign-in or create an account.

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Happy Gathering!


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