First Time in Gather
When you first visit a Gather Space, you get to choose your avatar, the digital character that represents you in the Space.
When you've picked the perfects details for your body, clothing, and accessories, click Next Step. Enter a name for your character.
Note: The character you design and name you enter is tied to the Space. This means you can have a different default name for every Space that you enter. You can always change your name and character at any time, for any Space.
When you're satisfied with your character and name, click Finish. The Check Your Hair screen (as we call it) displays with a preview of your character and a preview of your video feed, with the input/output options for your camera, mic, and speakers. When you're ready to continue, click Join the Gathering.
Warning: You must grant permission for Gather to use your camera and mic in the browser. Read more about Browser Settings.
Edit Character & Name
When you return to Gather or visit other Gather Spaces, you can always change your name by clicking Edit Character on the Check Your Hair screen, which will take you to the character picker.
You can also change your name and character when you're in the Space. In the Bottom Bar, click on your character to open the character picker and change your avatar.
To change your name or status, click your name in the Bottom Bar. The Bottom Action Menu opens.
Click Edit to change your name. You can also return to the character picker by clicking Customize. If you're satisfied with your name and character, click Finish. Your changes are saved.