Getting Started with Kumospace

Quick tips and suggestions for getting the most out of your Kumospace experience.

Welcome to Kumospace! Congratulations on breaking free from boring video calls 🥳. Let's get started!

 

The basics of Kumospace

How do I move around?

There are multiple ways to move around in Kumospace.

  1. 🖱️ Click with your mouse or 👆 tap on your screen to where you want to go and your video will move to that location.
  2. ⌨️ Use your keyboard's Up, Down, Left, and Right arrow keys. These keys will move you up, down, left, and right, respectively.
  3. ✋ On a phone or tablet, swipe towards a certain direction or click on where you’d like to go. This will move you in that direction. 

Adjusting zoom

You can zoom in and out to view more or less of your surroundings and other people in Kumospace. Zooming in and out can be easily done by clicking the plus (+) and minus (-) icons at the top right of the screen. Alternatively, pressing the + and - keys on your keyboard will do the same. 

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Full screen

Directly beneath the zoom buttons, you can also click on the full screen icon to have Kumospace fill up your entire screen. Click on it again to return to normal view.

What is spatial audio?

Sound in Kumospace behaves like it does in real life. The closer you are to someone, the louder they sound. We call this spatial audio.

This technology allows groups to organically form and dissolve in different areas of the same space at the same time. In Kumospace, the best discussions don’t happen in dedicated breakout rooms, but fluidly and serendipitously throughout the room.

Who can hear me?

Around your avatar is a faint circle which represents your Spatial Audio Range. You can hear anyone inside this circle and they can hear you. Anyone outside the circle is out of "earshot." This is how you can have separate private conversations in Kumospace.

All users can hide the Range Indicator by clicking on Settings in the bottom-right corner of your screen and unchecking “Show range indicator.” Hosts can also adjust the Audio Range in a room by choosing Quiet, Normal, Loud or Entire Room from the dropdown menu in Settings.

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If you have difficulty viewing your full audio range, try zooming out with the minus (-) icon at the top right of your screen or by clicking the minus (-) button on your keyboard.

How do I invite other people?

When you are in a Kumospace, simply click on "Share" at the top left area of your browser and copy/paste the link in emails or texts to friends, family, colleagues, or classmates in order for them to join.

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If you are a host and have your own Kumospace, you can also share your unique Kumospace URL with others by going to your profile and copying your Kumospace URL. 

kumospace handle

Interested in getting your own space? Simply go to your Profile and click Create Space. For more details, scope out this resource about setting up your Kumospace

Can I see everyone in the room at once? How do I navigate the space

Simply click on the Map button at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will show you where everyone is in the room and include their initials. If you hover over their initials on the map, you can see their whole name. You can also use the map to quickly move around the room. Simply click on the location you’d like to go on the map, and you will move there.

Map screenshot

Pouring a Drink

Now that you know the basics, it's time to liven up the party! Hosts and co-hosts can add drink stations where guests can pour themselves virtual drinks by adding any (or all) of the following objects from the Activities, Decor and Tables drop-downs in the Edit  tab: 

drink stations

You and your guests can grab a refreshing beverage after a long day at work simply by clicking on any of these objects.

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Continue clicking until you get the drink of your choice:

drink options

How do I exit?

You can click the Exit Room button to leave the Kumospace, which is located at the bottom center of your screen.

Alternatively, you can just close out the browser tab, and disappear 💨. When using this method, we encourage you to say goodbye to everyone first!

How do I move between rooms in a multi-room space?

To move between rooms:

  1. Click on the Exit Room button at the bottom center of the screen to leave the room you are in.

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  2. This will bring you back to the waiting room where you can see all the rooms in the space. Simply click on another room to enter it. You'll even take your virtual drink with you!

waiting room

Signing In and Signing Out of Your Kumospace Profile.

A quick guide to logging in and out of your Kumospace account. Check out this resource if you have questions about setting up your Kumospace.

Log in

Signing into your Kumospace is very easy: simply go to your Profile (www.kumospace.com/profile) and you will be prompted to sign in to your profile either using Email, Google or Facebook. Once you have signed in you will be able to see your profile page.

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If you are having issues logging in, email us at hello@kumospace.com.

     

Log out

To sign out of your Kumospace, simply go to Profile (www.kumospace.com/profile) and click Sign Out at the top right of your screen.

sign out profile 

 

We are always looking to improve Kumospace and make it the most fun place to hang out on the internet. Have a suggestion? Let us know: hello@kumospace.co