Speed Networking

Using the Speed Networking, participants will be able to engage in 1x1 meetings randomly assigned in the Virtual Lobby and in the App.

In addition to the Speed Networking, we also offer other networking options such as creating group rooms to begin a private or public discussion, or even pre-scheduling 1x1 meetings with other participants. Click here for further information on these networking options.

How do I enable Networking?

To enable Networking, go to Settings > Tools > press Edit and scroll down to the Live section. Then, make sure the Networking checkbox is ticked.

Enabling the networking tool

If instead of seeing a checkbox, you see Click, you will need to enable this feature at the company tools. To do so, simply press Click and a new tab will be opened automatically on the company tools page.

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.

shows how to activate the networking at the company level

Enabling the Speed Networking feature as a dedicated tab in the Virtual Lobby

Now, to enable the Speed Networking, go to Settings > Tabs. You will see at the top menu the option to select from Live app, Virtual Lobby, or Virtual Rooms, you should select Virtual Lobby.

Then, press Edit and scroll down until you find the tab Virtual Lobby - Speed Networking and tick its checkbox.

Gif on how to enable the networking roulette

You can edit the tab's name and its icon by clicking on it and pressing Edit. Click here for further information on how to customize tabs.

Enabling the Speed Networking tab inside an activity in the Virtual Lobby

The Speed Networking feature also exists as a tab inside an activity for participants to network with one another. Room hosts, admins and staff can enable this feature so it becomes accessible to participants. To do so click on Settings in the Speed networking tab and toggle the Enable Speed Networking button on.

Enabling the Speed networking in an activity

If you want to hide this tab completely from attendees, click here to learn how to do so.

Enabling Speed Networking in the App

Once this feature is enabled at the Virtual Lobby you can also add as a customizable tab. Follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Settings > Tab > Virtual Lobby > make the Speed Networking Visible
  2. Go to Event > Preview
  3. Copy the URL of the Speed Networking
  4. Go back to the backend and click on Live app
  5. Click on +New Item > enter the Item Title and paste the URL at the Item Link
  6. Press Create
gif showing how to add speed networking tab in the app

How do I change the Speed Networking settings?

Setting up the length of the networking sessions

To set up the length of the networking sessions, go to Event > Virtual Lobby > Access policy and you will see a section called Speed Networking.

Press Edit and set the maximum time allowed for each session. You should leave these fields empty if there's no limit on how long these sessions should be.

setting up the length of the Networking session

Matchmaking restrictions

This tool allows you to select 2 lists in a way that the first category won't be able to meet people from the other chosen category and vice versa. To learn more about this feature click here.

speed networking - matchmaking restrictions

Timer renew

If you wish to allow the participants to extend the timer when the session is about to end, you can enable this option under the Virtual Lobby settings:

enabling the Timer renew for Speed networking
Timer in the Virtual Lobby

If this feature is enabled the participant will see the + button next to the counter, so when the meeting reaches 10 seconds before its end any of the users can press the button and extend it for another 60 seconds. As shown in the image below:

Timer in the Virtual Lobby

Both participants will hear a sound notification when the timer is running up.
The users can extend the meeting as many times as they wish.
Timer in the App

Whichever settings the admin select for the Speed Networking in the Virtual Lobby, it will also reflect in the Speed Networking on mobile devices.

In case the Timer renew is enabled, the participants can also use in the App:

shows the timer for Speed networking in the app

How can participants join the Speed Networking?

Virtual Lobby

The Speed Networking tab can be accessed by participants in two different ways in the Virtual Lobby:

Speed Networking via the dedicated tab

To network with others via the Speed networking tab in the Virtual Lobby, participants are to follow these steps:

  1. First, they need to click on the Virtual Lobby - Speed Networking tab in the menu on the left-hand side.
  2. Now, to start having random 1x1 meetings, participants should press the I'm ready button. After clicking on it, they will be matched with another attendee.
  3. Once they are matched, both participants will receive a sound notification asking them to either start or cancel the meeting. They will have 15 seconds to answer the pop-up.

If both attendees matched press Start, they will be taken to a room for them to talk, as shown below:

Ready to connect

Anyone that is attending the event can join the Speed Networking, but the profile privacy must be set to Public. If it's set to private, the attendee will not be able to join the Speed Networking. Click here for further information on how the attendee's visibility will affect their networking options.
If one of the matched attendees press Cancel, the other one will be notified that the match has been rejected and will be taken back to the speed networking lobby so they can look for another match.

Once the session is over, both users will be sent back to the speed networking lobby.

Speed Networking inside an activity

Participants can network directly with others through the Speed networking tab in an activity by following these steps:

  1. Click on the Speed Networking tab in the menu on the right-hand side.
  2. To start having random 1x1 meetings, participants should press the I'm ready button. After clicking on it, they will be matched with another attendee.
  3. Once the participants are matched, they will both receive a sound notification asking them to either start or cancel the meeting. They will have 15 seconds to answer the pop-up.

If both matched participants press Start, they will be redirected to another room for them to meet.

Once the session is over, both participants will be redirected back to the activity.

App

Participants can access the Speed networking feature in two different ways on the app:

Speed Networking via the dedicated tab

To access the dedicated Speed networking tab in the app, follow these steps:

  1. Click on Menu > Speed Networking
  2. Press 'I'm ready'
  3. Click on Start to accept or Cancel to look for another match.

The participants will be redirected to another room to meet.

images of the app to show how to connect
If the participants decide to renew the timer this can also be done on mobile devices.

Speed Networking inside an activity

Participants can also network with others through the Speed Networking tab inside an activity by following these steps:

  1. Click on the option More at the left bottom of your activity and select Speed networking.
  2. Press 'I'm ready'
  3. Click on Start to accept, or Cancel to find another match.

The Participants will be redirected to another room to meet.

Speed networking inside an activity in the app

Once the meeting is over, the participants will be redirected back to the activity.

Networking history

Virtual Lobby

Participants can view their networking history via the dedicated Speed networking tab in the Virtual Lobby or via the Speed networking tab inside an activity.

  • Via the dedicated tab

Under the section My networking history in the dedicated tab for Speed networking, the participants will see the list of all people they have networked with.

Networking history

  • Via the activity

In the Speed networking tab inside the activity, the participants will also see the list of all the people they have networked with.

Networking history inside an activity

App

In the app, Participants can view their networking history via the dedicated tab for Speed Networking or via the Speed networking tab inside an activity.

  • Via the dedicated tab

Participants will see the list of people they have networked with under the section 'My networking history'

screenshot shows the networking history

  • Via the activity

Attendees will also see the history of people they have networked with via the Speed networking tab inside an activity under the section 'My networking history'

My networking history inside the activity


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