Feature Requests

How to view and submit feature requests, as well as commonly requested features that are not yet developed.

Submit Feature Request

To submit a feature request, please visit our Feature Request Board at https://feedback.gather.town. Please feel free to submit your thoughts or to look through and upvote other feature requests submitted by other users you'd like to see! (You can easily access this site while in your Space by opening the Main menu, then choosing Send Feedback, See Updates.

A view of the fancy office template with the home menu expanded and Send Feedback, See Updates outlined in red in the menu.From Your Space, select the Home icon and select Send Feedback, See Updates to visit our feature request board.

You can also ask a question publicly to help other users who may be encountering the same issues. Our support staff regularly checks the board to answer questions, though you are also welcome to help answer questions if you have insight on the situation!


Gather currently does not record your screen at any time, and we do not currently provide recording services directly in our platform. However, we welcome you to use any free online tool to record your own Gather events. 

Some of our users have used the following free third-party tools for screen recording in Gather:

Warning: We are not affiliated with, nor do we offer support for any of these third-party tools; please use at your discretion. 

You can upvote this request or add a comment with what recording features you're looking for on the Record directly from inside Gather thread at https://feedback.gather.town.

Embed Gather

Unfortunately, embedding Gather within another website is not allowed at this time.

You can upvote this request or add a comment with details about what you’re looking for on the Embed Gather into webpage thread at https://feedback.gather.town.

Custom Avatars

We currently offer an almost indefinite selection of customizations for avatars at your disposal. Unfortunately, Gather does not support self-made or customized avatars at this time due to how avatars are stored and retrieved. This is a feature we would like to implement in the future; however, it is currently on our list of longer term goals. 

You can upvote this request or add a comment with details about what you're looking for on the Custom Avatars thread at https://feedback.gather.town.

Virtual Backgrounds

Are you interested in hiding your background or adding your own personal touch to your video view on Gather? Great news - we now have Virtual Backgrounds! You can blur your background, choose from a background image that we provide, or upload your own image. 

Note: The Virtual Background feature is only available on the following browsers; Chrome, Edge, and Opera. The Virtual Background feature is not supported on Firefox or Safari.

Note: To ensure optimal performance and user experience, we have disabled virtual backgrounds for some users with lower machine performance. If this impacts you, you will no longer see the option to enable virtual backgrounds in the video menu. Additionally, if they had virtual backgrounds enabled previously, they will no longer see the background during your Gather sessions.

To try Virtual Backgrounds out, click on the arrow next to your video icon and then select Background & Effects located under the Video Effects category.

Choose a Background Image:

You can also choose from one of the five preset options that we provide.

Upload Your Own:

You can also upload your own image for your background. Select the Upload option, choose your image, and select it from the list to enable your new custom background image.

Background Blur: 

If you do not want to use an image as your video background, you may prefer the Background Blur option.


Enjoy exploring virtual backgrounds! Reach out to Gather Support if you have any questions.

Change Space Name

Unfortunately, you cannot rename a Space at this time. However, you can copy or clone your existing Space and give the new space the name that you prefer.

You can upvote this request or add a comment on the Change Space Name thread at https://feedback.gather.town.