The following article is essentially a list of all of the features available in the Space tab in Settings. Some features may only be available for specific use cases, and the options that are available vary by your user role.
Space Preferences in Settings allows you to add a Space-wide calendar, add a persistent message in Chat, manage chat history, manage beta features, manage the Space tutorial, manage the Invite button, and manage chat and screen share (in Premium Spaces). Owners/Admins and Moderators can access Space Preferences.
Paste your public iCal link into the Space-wide Calendar field and select Save to add a public calendar that is accessible in the Left Nav Menu and visible to everyone in the Space. You can even schedule events to take place in specific locations in your Space by creating custom Spawn locations.
Enter text and select Save to add a message that is persistently visible at the top of the Chat panel in the Left Nav Menu. (This is separate from the Info Board feature.)
By default, chat history preservation is turned on. Toggle off Preserve Chat History if you want chat messages to be wiped out every time the participant reloads the Space.
By default, beta features are turned off. Toggle on to have access to new features that have not been fully released yet! If beta features are turned on, you can give feedback by selecting Beta Feedback (person with speech bubble icon) in the Left Nav Menu.
By default, Hide Tutorial in this Space is turned off. If you don't want new visitors to your Space to see "Tutorial Island" where we give basic info about movement in Gather, you can turn Hide Tutorial in this Space on.
By default, the Invite button is available at the bottom of the Participants panel so that any user in your Space can easily send an invite by email or link. You can toggle on Disable Invite Button to remove Invite people from the Home menu and to disable the button in the Participants panel.
Warning: Keep in mind users can still copy and share the URL; for more info about limiting who can access your Space, see Space Access Restrictions.)
If users have beta features turned on, they can choose to receive push notifications to know when a Space's Participants list changes from 0 to 1. This lets you know when someone joins the Space and no one else is there so you can enter the Space to greet them or hang out. You can toggle on Disable Push Notifications to prevent users from subscribing to these notifications.
If you have a reservation or subscription (a paid Space), you can disable the in-Space chat feature. Toggle on Disable Chat to turn off chat in your Space.
If you have a reservation or subscription (a paid Space), you can disable the screen sharing feature. Toggle on Disable Screenshare to turn off screen sharing in your Space.
Space Customization in Settings allows you to manage Global Build and to access the Mapmaker. Admins/Owners and Builders can access this section, but only Admins/Owners can manage Global Build.
The Global Build feature allows anyone to access the Build tool in the Space, which opens the Object Picker and Eraser. However, users will not have access to the Mapmaker unless they have the user role of Builder or Admin/Owner.
You can open the Mapmaker for the Space in a new tab by selecting the Open Mapmaker button. Only Builders and Admin/Owners can open the Mapmaker.
Space Access in Settings allows you to set, change, or remove a Space password; allow Gather staff access to your Space; temporarily shut down your Space; or restrict access to the Space by email domain (Premium feature). These features can also be managed through the Space dashboard, where you can also restrict access to the Space by guest list. Admins/Owners and Moderators can access this section.
You can restrict access to your Space to only those who have a custom password. Just enter a password and select Save. If you have a password and wish to remove it, select Remove (if exists).
Note: There is currently no way to view the existing password.
If you want to restrict access to your Space to guests who are signed in to a Gather account, toggle on Require Login.
Allow Staff Access
Occasionally, Gather staff may need to access your Space to support you in troubleshooting an issue. Toggle on Allow Staff Access so that staff can enter your Space without needing a password.
If you would like to temporarily close your Space, select Shut Down Space. Only Admins/Owners and Moderators can shut down or reopen a Space.
Warning: Shutting down your Space removes all the guests from the Space. They will will not be able to re-enter your Space until an Admin/Owner or Moderator re-opens it.
If a guest visits your shut down Space, they will see a message stating that the Space is closed. (This message displays an Open Space button for Admin/Owners and Moderators to reopen the Space.)
If you have a reservation or subscription (a paid Space), you can restrict access to your Space by email domain. (Email domain is whatever follows the @ in an email, such as "gather.town" or "gmail.com" etc.) Enter the email domain and select Add. You can list multiple email domains.
If a user tries to enter your Space and is not logged into an account that matches the domain(s) you've listed, they cannot access the Space.
User Roles in Settings allows you to manage the privileges of users in your Space.
Note: Currently the User Roles section in Remote Work Spaces looks a bit different than in other Spaces. Remote Work Spaces also have a Member role, which is not available in other Spaces. See the User Roles section for a complete description of user roles and privileges.
The Advanced section of Settings allows Admins/Owners to access the Space dashboard.