Creating your galaxy

If you have an invite code, you can create your new galaxy from https://app.orbital.chat. No code? Sign up for the waitlist and we’ll get you one as soon as we are able.

Inviting people to join you

Galaxy owners can invite people by navigating to the Manage screen the from the galaxy lobby. Input an email address and we’ll send them a friendly invite directly.
Screenshot of a galaxy card
Screenshot of inviting users
Screenshot of a galaxy card
Screenshot of inviting users
Screenshot of the left sidebar

Navigating the space

Drag + drop your avatar, or double click to move.
Use the sidebar to locate people and location pins.

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • ←  ↑  →  or  ↓  to move your avatar
  • [CTRL] + K to search for a pin or person, then [TAB] and select them and jump there

Interacting and collaborating

From the top toolbar, you can…

  • Enter Build Mode
  • Add a sticky note
  • Embed a YouTube Video
  • Bookmark a link
  • Embed a web page
Screenshot of the top toolbar
Screenshot of collaboration tools including video, website embed, and sticky note

Want to get someone’s attention? Wave them over!

Navigate the sidebar to the relevant name and select the “Wave” option.

Screenshot of the left sidebar
Icon of a hand waving
Screenshot of the left sidebar
Icon of a hand waving

They’ll get a notification and will be able to come directly to your location with just a click.

Screenshot of the popup when a user is waved over

Audio and screen share controls

You can control your microphone, screen share, and availability settings from the toolbar at the bottom of your browser window.
Screenshot of the bottom toolbar

Keyboard shortcuts:

  • [M] to mute / unmute

You can also mute yourself before entering the galaxy by toggling off the microphone from the Galaxy lobby.

Screenshot of galaxy lobby
Screenshot of muting microphone
Screenshot of galaxy lobby
Screenshot of muting microphone

Accessibility features

You can use these keyboard shortcuts:

  • ←  ↑  →  or  ↓  to move your avatar
  • [M] to mute / unmute audio
  • [TAB] to move through most on-screen elements.
  • [CTRL] + K to search for a pin or person, then [TAB] and select them and jump there
We have also optimised our galaxies to be compatible with Chrome’s Live Caption feature.

Customising your name and avatar

Your name and avatar is shared across galaxies. It can be edited on the Account Management screen.

Screenshot of editing name and avatar

Managing your account

You can edit your name, email, and contact settings on the Account Management screen.
 
Deleting a galaxy: If you’d like to delete a galaxy, please contact us via the Live Chat below, or email us at [email protected].

Deleting your account: If you still want to delete your account, you can do so from the “Danger Zone” on the Account Management screen.