Glossary

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A

Activation Distance

The distance in tiles at which you can interact with an interactable object. Inside this radius, objects can be interacted with with the 'x' key. Includes diagonals.

C

Control Panel

The Control Panel can be found at the center bottom of your screen

The Control Panel can be found at the center bottom of your screen

D

Decorative Object

An image or asset uploaded or selected from default objects that is purely decorative and cannot be directly interacted with. Examples include tables and chairs.

G

Gather Icon

Grapes, Gather Menu

The Gather menu appears when you click the Gather "grapes" icon in the upper left corner of the screen. From the Gather icon, you can go to your personal dashboard, generate links to invite people to your space, open the Help Center, and report bugs or send feedback.

Grid View

Grid Mode

Grid Mode expands the participant video carousel at the top of the screen so you can see people's videos in a larger size. Grid Mode displays up to 9 people at a time.

I

Interactive Object

An object that contains some form or interactive functionality. Types include: posters, embedded videos, embedded documents/websites, embedded external call links, and note objects

M

Message Panel

Messaging Panel, Chat Panel

The Messaging Panel can be found in the bottom left corner of your screen above the Participants List

The Messaging Panel can be found in the bottom left corner of your screen above the Participants List

O

Object Active End Time

This field sets the time when the object disappears from the map.

Object Active Start Time

This field sets the time when the object appears on the map.

P

Participants List

Participants Panel

Participants List can be found in the bottom left corner of your screen

The Participants List can be found in the bottom left corner of your screen

Premium Dashboard

Payment Dashboard

This is where you can make reservations and moderate your Space. Each Premium Dashboard is tied to a specific Space. Click here to learn how to find your Premium Dashboard.

R

Room

An individual map with it's own background within a Space. In, of itself, does not have a directly associated URL.

S

Settings Menu

Settings

The settings menu has settings for both the user and the space.

Space

A self-contained virtualized world created on Gather. Has an associated URL. Can contain one or more rooms.

U

User

users, participants, guests, visitors

Users include hosts, guests, visitors, and anyone who is currently online inside of your Gather Space.