AltspaceVR redesigns user experience

Posted on August 15, 2016

We’re introducing host tools with our newest roll-out. Now you can easily host and join activities and choose the people you want to hang out with.

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Our relationships often revolve around the activities we do together. AltspaceVR hopes to bring more activities back into your friendships. So instead of calling, Skyping or online hang-outing with your friends, you can meet them in VR and do fun stuff together.

What’s new
The new experience consists of a dynamic and changing list of activities happening in real-time that you can join or host. Activities that include your friends will appear first and you’ll only be matched with activities that are active. You can start an activity in 3 clicks and those hosts are given special hosting tools to moderate their events.

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Your personal control panel has been completely redesigned with new features to give you more control over your activities and personal interactions. You can now use our new “friending” feature to quickly add others to your AltspaceVR contact list. You can also see if any of your friends are currently in activities, and can easily invite them to an activity you’re hosting.

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Introducing host controls
We’ve made it easier for you to host activities. Choose from our ever-growing list of activities to host like Boss Monster, D&D, Video Jukebox and Disc Golf. You decide if the event will be public or friends-only. Hosts have full moderator controls and can take immediate action to start, change or lock down apps, or even remove participants if necessary. Hosts will have extra controls for apps like Video Jukebox so that you can remove and skip songs and block people from using the app.

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Our newest redesign builds upon our promise to facilitate awesome interactions with your friends and family. Along with new hosting tools, users can friend other users, message friends directly, and invite friends to private activities. This joins a suite of new interaction controls including a personal space bubble, and the ability to mute and block other users. We hope these tools add up to give you an amazing and interactive experience with people you care about.

  • FAQ
  • How do friends and activities work?
    Your personal control panel has been completely redesigned with new features to give you more control over your activities and personal interactions. You can now use our new “friending” feature to quickly add others to your AltspaceVR contact list. You can also see if any of your friends are currently in activities, and they can see what activities you are in.
  • Where can I find an AltspaceVR Concierge
    From your home menu look for the question mark. Click that and you can go to the welcome space to find an AltspaceVR Concierge.
  • How to host an activity
    We’ve made it easier for you to host activities. Choose from a growing list of activities to host like Boss Monster, D&D, Video Jukebox and Disc Golf. You decide if the event will be public or friends-only (friends of your friends can join when your friend is present in the activity with you).
  • New host moderation controls
    Hosts have full moderator controls and can take immediate action to start, change or lock down apps, or even remove participants if necessary. Hosts will have extra controls for apps like Video Jukebox so that you can remove and skip songs and block people from using the app.
  • Where is the welcome space?
    The welcome space will be available to new users as a place to learn the basics and get comfortable with AltspaceVR. If any user needs a AltspaceVR team member, they can go to the new help tab in the home screen and choose to visit the welcome space.
  • What happens when a host leaves a space?
    The participants in the space will stay in the space and their friends can join them but the activity is no longer discoverable by other users.
  • What activities can I host?
    The Tavern
    Video Jukebox
    Disc Golf
    Jungle Maze
    Love Letter
    Boss Monster
    Game Room
    Dungeons & Dragons
    Sketch Off
    SDK Testing (For approved SDK developers)

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