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 experience is currently in beta.
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 streams you are connected to and whether you have "HD Video Quality" toggled on. The number of video streams you will be connected to is based on the number of participants you are actively video chatting with. It will be more taxing on your system 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.