How does wonder work?

Wonder is like a physical space, only virtual. The space is called a Room, and groups of two people or more are called Circles.

You cannot hear or see conversations unless you create or join a Circle. Circles can also be locked for privacy.

Every person in a Room is represented by a small avatar; by clicking, holding, and letting go, you can move around the Room.

You can open a Circle with someone else, or join an existing Circle, by moving close to them and letting go; this will open a video chat.

How do I move around the room?

Click anywhere in the Room with your mouse and hold the click down. Watch your avatar glide over to where you want to be.

How do I start video chatting with other guests?

Hold your cursor down over the person or Circle you want to join, let go and the video chat opens. Easy-peasy.

How do I invite guests to my Room?

Simply copy the Room link/URL and share it. Anyone with the link can join the Room with one click–no registration or login required.

How many guests fit into one Room?

There are no technical limitations to how many guests may fit into one Room, but we generally cap it at 1500. If you have more than 1500 guests, it would be ideal to run two Rooms in parallel.


How many guests can speak in one conversation group (Circle)?

One Circle can hold 15 participants. Why 15? Research: we found that 15 is an optimal number where everyone could be included in a conversation. At some point, we’ll probably let you change this number–stay tuned.

Can I turn off video and audio?

Don’t feel comfortable sharing your pajamas with the world? Turn off your camera by clicking the camera icon at the bottom center of your screen. You’ll appear to other members with a black screen containing your avatar picture.

Want to hide the cat screaming for dinner? Mute yourself by hitting the microphone icon (also at the bottom center of your screen).

How do I get my own Room?

Get your own Room instantly, for free, here.

Can I prevent guests from entering my Room?

Yes! If you are a Room host, you can enable a guest password so only people you share the password with have access.

Can I create designed Areas for specific topics or meetings?

You can create Areas that will appear as individual spaces in your Wonder Room. You can modify these Areas for different events. Please do so before your event begins.

How do I know who else is in the Room?

You can see all the people in the Room via the participant icon on the sidebar; you’ll see their name, picture, and icebreaker answer. Invite them to a Circle or ping them to chat directly!

Can I write messages to other guests in the Room?

Yes! Wonder has a chat system that lets you message the entire Room, specific Circles, or individuals by clicking the chat bubble.

What kinds of events can I host on Wonder?

Did anyone tell Picasso what to paint? Wonder is a canvas to create any type of event, with an emphasis on spontaneity and flexibility. A few common types of event are:

Panels, talks, or presentations:

  • Invite guests to join the event by sharing your Room link/URL and Guest Guide

  • Give them time to mingle before the event officially begins

  • Begin your talk using Broadcast mode

  • When the talk ends, close Broadcast mode to re-open the floor; participants can hang out, chat, and mingle in between talks, or until the event ends

Coffee chats/networking events:

  • Invite guests to join the event by sending out the Room link/URL; make sure you include the Guest Guide!

  • When people join, encourage them to mingle and join or form Circles

  • Make occasional announcements to moderate the event or share information

Fairs/conferences:

  • Use the Areas as booths or stands!

  • Invite guests to join the event by sharing the Room link/URL and Guest Guide

  • Station sponsors and other hosts at their designated Areas

  • Let guests move around the Room to discover booths and network

  • Make occasional announcements to moderate the event or share information

Want to host another type of event? Here are more ideas.

Can you use Wonder with other virtual event platforms?

You sure can! You can use Wonder with any other event platform or virtual communication tool. Just send the link to your Wonder Room to participants either before or at the beginning of your event (e.g. through the chat function of the other platform) and have people move over.

We recommend that you combine this with an in-person announcement to your guests, so that you can make sure everybody enters the Room around the same time. This makes for a smooth transition and a better event dynamic.

To prevent technical difficulties, please do not be on 2 communication platforms at the same time.

Can I change the background?

As a host, you can change the background by clicking on the gear icon (Settings) and choose ‘change Room background’. Wonder supports PNG, JPG, and SVG formats; the ideal size is 2600 x 1400px.

Can guests introduce themselves

You can set an icebreaker question as part of onboarding, which will invite guests to share something about themselves.

Click on the gear icon (Settings) and choose 'Update icebreaker question' to set, update, or remove the question. Guests will be asked the question when entering the Room for the first time, and their answer will be shown next to their name.

Can I make an announcement as the host?

The host(s) can make announcements by clicking on the Broadcast feature in the sidebar.

When Broadcasting, all other conversations will be paused and you will stream to the entire Room. Up to 6 people (who have been pre-authenticated as hosts) can broadcast simultaneously. This works very well for presentations, panels, and quick announcements to moderate the crowd.

How do I prevent unwanted guests from entering the room (Roombombing)?

If you want to close your Room to the public, set a guest password. As an admin, you can set, remove, or change the guest password anytime by clicking on the gear icon (Settings) and choosing ‘Guest Password’.

How do I know who is listening to my conversation?

Only guests who are in the Circle with you can participate in your conversation, so you can see who you’re speaking to. There is no way for guests to be hidden–you’ll always know exactly who’s present in a Circle and the Room.

What data do you store?

Wonder doesn’t have access to any of your audio or video data. We briefly hold the data to transmit it but we do not store it, and it cannot be accessed by our employees. Wonder also doesn’t have any personal data on its guests (eg. addresses or bank details) because we don’t ask for it.

What we keep on file: your email address, name, profile picture, and chat history so that your information doesn’t get lost between sessions.

You’ll also be added to our mailing list when you sign up, but you can opt out anytime.

All information on data and security can be found right here.

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