BEST PRACTICES

  • A single ohyay workspace can currently hold up to 500 guests at once. If you're hosting more than 500 guests, you can spread them out across multiple "overflow" workspaces. Reach out to us at [email protected] for help with setting up this kind of space.

  • In an ohyay room, we don't recommend having more than 20 people on screen at the same time. In general, the fewer people you have on screen at the same time, the smoother the experience will be. You can use AUDIENCE MODE if you'd like to build an auditorium that rotates people on and off screen.

  • We recommend giving DIRECTOR-ONLY ADMIN access to collaborators who will help run your event but don't need access to the backend.
  • When searching for properties, use the Search Settings bar at the very top of the right-hand settings panel.
  • Share your VANITY URL with your guests to send them to the first room in a workspace, which is typically a welcome/landing room.

  • The settings in the right-hand panel changes based on what you click on: your room name in the room list, your workspace name, or an element in your room.

  • If you're building a room that's meant for conversation, make sure that the MAX PARTICIPANTS in your room matches the number of participant video elements you have on screen.

  • With click-to-join slots, it's helpful to add an instructional text element or change their background colors, so that guests know to click on them. Here is a great example of a panel room with a click-to-join slot.

  • It's best to keep user TAGS all lowercase, without special characters (e.g. accents). Keep in mind that your guests can have multiple tags (e.g. admin, current_user, team_5).

  • You can learn ohyay quickly by IMPORTING ROOMS from the gallery, clicking on elements, and looking for the settings that have been edited (in yellow).

  • To stay organized, especially when configuring action buttons, it's important that you name all of your elements in your room.

  • In ohyay, you have the ability to lock elements by checking the box next to Locked in the Element section of the element's settings. With elements like screen share elements, it make sense to lock them so that you won't accidentally move them.

  • Toggle the visibility of elements in the canvas that are set to Visible = False by clicking the eye with a slash icon. This helps clear the invisible elements that you are not working on in complex, layered rooms.

  • An easy way to view all elements in a room is through the elements list. To open this up, click the arrow icon on the left side of the title of a room in the Room List.

Toggle between Alphabetical or Z-Index listing order by click the A-Z Icon or the 0-1 icon on the left side of the room title. You can easily change the Z-Index of an element by dragging and dropping elements to a different section of the list.

  • Always be sure that multiple Action Buttons that are overlapped are not on the same Z-Index.

  • To transfer visual properties from one element to the next, you can click on an element, click on the paint roller icon at the top of your screen, and click on the element you want to transfer properties to.

  • Click on a participant video element and hold down "D" on your keyboard to distort it.

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