Hi! If you’ve found this page, then that means you’ve been invited into an Orbital galaxy. We are so glad you’re here!
This handy reference doc will help you get the most from your new galaxy. We’ll cover:
Why Orbital is different
Orbital uses distance-based spatial audio, allowing you and your teammates to have unlimited conversations and collaborate in the same space, without talking over each other. Plus, everything happens in the same galaxy, so there are never any meeting links to juggle.
Watch the demo video (1:48)
|Orbital||Other Meetup Platforms|
|Fun to navigate||Feels like a game||Definitely not|
|Breakout areas||Unlimited and ad-hoc||Limited and formal|
|Built-in interactive activities||Pick from library, or add your own||Nope|
|Speakers and presenters||Unlimited and flexible||Limited and usually one at a time|
|Guest conversations||Hang out as long as you want||Everyone gets booted when the host leaves|
|Branding||Fully customisable||A logo, maybe?|
How to navigate the galaxy
You can move your avatar by:
- Dragging & dropping your avatar
- Double-clicking anywhere in the galaxy
- The arrow keys ← ↑ → or ↓
- Selecting “Go to location” in the submenu for a pin or person
Pins are located in the sidebar, and are shortcuts to pre-designated areas in the galaxy.
If you get lost, just click the “Recentre me” icon at the bottom-right of your screen.
Collaborating with others
Your galaxy is full of exciting interactive features to keep the whole team engaged and collaborating. Check out any of the links below for the full FAQ:
Presentation Mode allows you to control who can speak or share their screen. It’s perfect for meetups, conferences, lectures, or anytime you need more control over what your guests can do in your galaxy. Read more…
You can also:
How to install the desktop app
Keep Orbital handy at all times by installing our desktop app.
Open Google Chrome and go to https://app.orbital.chat. Click on the install button to open a Progressive Web App which can be pinned to your dock or saved to your desktop.
Not using Chrome? Bookmark Orbital in your browser using these instructions.
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Top leaders are embracing remote by switching to Orbital
"Game-changing for remote teams and culture"The first time you use it you realise just how invasive, unnecessary, and unnatural video is. This is game changing for remote teams and culture… you MUST try it out.
"This is going to be the next big thing"We just had our first call in Orbital and the user experience, design and functionality are purely amazing. This is going to be the next big thing in remote work and audio spaces!
"Exactly what we need to keep engagement high"Orbital is such a breath of fresh air for remote working, exactly what we need to collaborate and keep energy and engagement high on projects.
"Serious enough for business, casual enough to be enjoyable."There is a fine line between the ice-cold pragmatism of a Zoom, and the frivolous gamer-bro-lolz of other platforms in this space. Orbital walks this line with poise.
"This is PERFECT!"I’ve been looking for a way to communicate more effectively with my team beyond the tedious typing on Slack. This is PERFECT! It’s such an engaging product and creating your own “galaxy” is super fun.
" This is what remote collaboration should feel like!"
Eden, Freelance Marketing and Acquisition Strategist