System Requirements

Gather can be used on any computer (laptop or desktop), on any OS (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), using one of our supported web browsers (Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari). Our Safari and Linux experience are currently in beta, as is our desktop app.

Warning: You can access Gather on your mobile device or tablet; however, the mobile-responsive experience is in development. Use a desktop browser for the best experience!

We recommend the following system specifications for an ideal experience:

  • 2.4 ghz dual core
  • 8 gb RAM

For internet speeds, we recommend:

  • 10 Mbps download speed 
  • 3 Mbps upload speed 

Your experience will vary based on the total number of video feeds you are connected to and whether you have "HD Video Quality" toggled on (User Settings > Audio/Video). The number of videos you are connected to is based on the number of participants you are actively video chatting with. It will be more taxing on your computer if you are connected to 20 or more participants as opposed to being connected to one or two people. You may still be able to experience most of the features of Gather with a minimum of 3Mbps down/1Mbsp up; however, you will experience more lag as you connect to more people.