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A screenshot of Gather's Lobby with a table showing various food, including ailoo tikki and karanji, a person in a red dress next to the table with the words "Happy Diwali" over their head, and lots of colorfulfireworks all over the screen.
💃Gather Events
A screenshot of the new Gather events landing page that is generated when you follow the new Events onboarding flow. In the Top Nav Menu is a Search for events field, a button to Create event, a button for Back to checklist, and a preview of the Riley avatar. In the left center of the screenshot is a preview image of a Gather Space with floor pillows. To the right are the event details, including the title "New Years Watch Party" with the time and three action buttons: Add to Calendar, Share, and Save. A Join Event button displays beneath the action buttons. Beneath the center banner is Event Details with additional info.
Creating an Event on Gather has never been easier! Introducing our new event creation system that will not only help you get organized, but also will give you a lovely landing page to send to your event attendees! The event link you send to your attendees will stay the same even if you:
  • Change the Space you use for your event
  • Adjust the date and time
  • Update any event details or descriptions
Get started by navigating to your Gather homepage, selecting the
Events
tab, and selecting
Create Event
in the upper right corner.
A screenshot of the new Gather events landing page that is generated when you follow the new Events onboarding flow. In the Top Nav Menu is a Search for events field, a button to Create event, a button for Back to checklist, and a preview of the Riley avatar. In the left center of the screenshot is a preview image of a Gather Space with floor pillows. To the right are the event details, including the title "New Years Watch Party" with the time and three action buttons: Add to Calendar, Share, and Save. A Join Event button displays beneath the action buttons. Beneath the center banner is Event Details with additional info.
You will be guided through a checklist to make sure you have everything you need to be ready for your Event!
A screenshot of the Events Setup checklist page. At the top of the page is the title of the Event, with Preview and Publish buttons. Beneath the top nav is a dynamic Setup checklist progress bar which is halfway complete. Beneath the progress bar are the checklist items: 1. Basic Info, 2. Landing page, 3. Space creation.
Note that Events made using this checklist will
not
be automatically published to the
Explore Events
page. To be featured on the
Explore Events
page, please navigate to the
Explore
page and submit your Event using the provided form.
👍Gather Emotes v2
Several people on the Clients team around a table using various custom emotes. The emotes that appear over their avatars heads alsoo appear in their video on the left side udner their name
After many requests, and much anticipation, we are excited to announce v2 of our Emote system! This new system includes:
  • Emotes showing up in videos under your name
  • Emote customization
To customize your Emotes, select the
Edit
button on the right side of the Emote menu.
A gif of the new Emotes system. The. cursor selects the Emote button (smiley face icon) in the Bottom Bar, then selects Edits. An Emote picker displays, which allows you to search for and assign Emotes to the keyboard shortcuts (1-5).
🏃‍♀️Dynamic Embedded Website Objects
A screenshot of a Gather Space with a Knowledge Base article opened as an embedded website in an iframe. A red outline is drawn around the URL of the embedded website in the top left of the iframe.
Change the embedded URL of an object without opening Mapmaker! If you are an Owner or a Builder in a Space, you can change the URL of an embedded website object while you are viewing it. The changes will immediately be reflected in the Space. If you're only a guest, you will get a message saying you do not have permissions to change the URL.
🦗Less Flashy Updates and Bug Round Up
  • Fixed bug where character icons would show on top of shared screen previews
  • Fixed Synchronized TV bug where the video would only play for the object creator
  • Adjusted text in a few places for consistency
  • Fixed errors with subscriptions not canceling correctly
  • Fixed errors with reservations failing
  • Found and fixed a performance issue that was causing increased lag for the last 2 weeks
  • Promptly fixed the "Destroyer of Objects" bug on Friday where, if you were very unlucky within those few hours, deleting one object in Build mode deleted several other objects as well. If this happened to you we
    might
    be able to recover your map from the day before — please Contact us using this form.
That's all for now!
- The Gather Team