Welcome!

Hi! 👋 If you’ve found this page, then that means you’ve probably been invited into an Orbital galaxy. We are so glad you’re here!

We’ve built our galaxies with one thing in mind – real connection between human beings! That means that a few things are different during an Orbital meetup. In this orientation you’ll learn…

Pins with desk and lounge area

Why Orbital is different

Orbital uses distance-based spatial audio, allowing you and your friends 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.

See it in action
Watch our 1-minute demo video
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 50+ suggestions, or add your own Nope
Speakers and presenters Unlimited and many at once 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 double clicking anywhere in the galaxy, or dragging it with your cursor.

Want to jump straight into the action? Pins are located in the sidebar, and are shortcuts to pre-designated areas in the galaxy. Click on one to view it, then double click nearby to move your avatar there.

If you get lost, just click the “Recentre me” icon at the bottom of your screen.

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Screenshot of collaboration tools including video, website embed, and sticky note

Collaborating with others

Your collaboration toolbar is at the top of your screen. From here you can add sticky notes, and pin links to the galaxy.

You can also embed full websites by sharing the URL in chat, and clicking on “Add this to the galaxy” in the preview.

Need to get rid of something? Just hover over it and click the Bin icon.

Customising your avatar

Head over to https://app.orbital.chat to upload your name and avatar.

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More tips for making the most of your galaxy

Looking for inspiration on how to get the whole team excited about your new galaxy?

Check out our full Onboarding Kit for pin ideas, Slack bots, productivity tool integrations, and more!

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Need help?

You can chat with us live by clicking on the Help icon in your sidebar.

Have more questions?

We’re here to help! Contact us via the chat icon below, or email us anytime at [email protected]