Networking via Mobile App
- How do I activate the functionality?
- For the event organizers:
- For the participants:
This article shows the feature that enables interactions between attendees within the Mobile App. To learn more about networking via the Virtual Lobby, please click here.
This feature enables interactions between attendees on the Mobile App. Attendees will receive a generated contact list of other attendees and their information among those who are present at the event. Attendees can select to share their contact information, social network links etc. Then, send a message to another attendee among those at the event.
How do I activate the functionality?
To enable this feature, go to Settings > Tools > scroll down until you see the Live section. Then, press Edit, and make sure the Networking checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.
If instead of seeing a checkbox, you see No, you will need to enable this feature at the company tools. To do so, go to the company level, and click Account > Tools in the menu on the left-hand side. Then, scroll down until you see the Live section, press Edit, and make sure the Networking checkbox is checked. Press End to save the changes.
For the event organizers:
How do I add a Networking tab on Virtual Lobby for smartphones?
If you wish to have a dedicated space for the Networking and Group room sections in the App, follow these steps:
- Click on Settings > Tab > Virtual Lobby > enable the tabs you wish to make it Visible
- Go to Event > Preview
- Copy the URL of the page you wish to be display on the App, for ex: networking.php
- Go back to the backend and click on Live app
- Click on +New Item > enter the Item Title and paste the URL at the Item Link
- Press Create
You can repeat the same steps for the dedicated tab to the Group Rooms too.
By doing this, the participants will be able to participate at the same networking experiences as if they were connected to the web.
How do I block conversations among attendees?
To avoid conversations in the networking area, go to Settings > Tools > Edit, then look for the Block section and activate the Chat lock feature.
This way, attendees can see who the present people are but not chat with them.
How do I block instant meetings among attendees?
To prevent attendees from being able to instantly video call or schedule a meeting with one another, go to Settings > Tools > Block section > Instant meeting lock. Click on Edit and then tick the corresponding box. This way the camera icon will not appear for attendees when they click on each others' profiles, and they can only schedule a meeting from the Networking tab.
How to preclude attendees from bookmarking each other?
To prevent attendees from bookmarking each other on the networking, go to Settings > Tools > Edit, under the Block section activate the Favorite lock feature.
This way, attendees can see who the present people are, but not bookmark them.
How to prevent attendees' personal data visualization (e.g. email and phone number)?
To prevent attendees' data visualization, go to Settings > Tools > Edit, then under the Block section activate both Email lock and Phone lock.
For the participants:
How do I make my profile visible to others?
You have an option to make your profile visible or invisible to others.
You can click on: Menu > Profile > Edit Profile > Privacy
How do I access the Virtual Lobby Networking tabs from the app?
There are two possibilities to join the Networking tab from the app:
- Using the 'default' networking tab, where you can message another participant and select as Favorite.
- Or clicking on the Menu at the bottom and selecting one of the tabs dedicated for the Networking, (this one needs to be manually added by the event organizer) as the example below:
You can send a message to another participant by clicking on top of their name and press the bubble icon. Or you can also invite someone to video call you can click on the camera icon :
You can also access the group rooms available:
How do I create a group room on the application?
In the Networking tab, you can search for group rooms and click on the + button on the right to create one. Then you will be able to choose the name of the group and if it is private or public. Assuming you have already authorized InEvent to have access to your camera and microphone, all you have to do is click on Join Now to access the group.