How do I host a Preciate Social?

Host a Preciate Social by creating your event, inviting people to attend, and attending the social yourself.

Anyone can host a Preciate Social. Just navigate to the main Social page on Preciate's web app, or use the /social command in our Slack Integration.

If you would like to host an unlimited Social for more than 40 minutes and for up to 50 participants, sign up for one of our premium Social plans, or contact sales to learn more.

Creating the Social

Start out by clicking "Host a Social" on the social home page.

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You can start the Social right away by clicking "Start Social", or click "Customize your Social" to change the background, Social name, music playlist, and desired join settings.

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After customizing your Social, you can either start the social immediately, or schedule your Social by clicking "Save to Upcoming Socials". You can then view, edit, share the link, and start your saved Social from the Upcoming Socials Section on the Social Home page.

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Inviting People to the Social

You can invite people to your Preciate Social before or during the event. Either way, the method for inviting people is simple: copy the link and share it in whatever ways you want. Some people may choose to email the link to their invitees, and others may decide to paste it in their Google/Microsoft Calendar invitation. 

Keep in mind that the join settings you determined while creating the Social will affect who will be able to actually join. You can send anyone the link, but only those who have permission can enter.

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Starting the Social

If you saved your Social instead of starting it immediately after making it, then you can click on then, when the Social is scheduled to start, click on the link (if you have it saved in a calendar event) or navigate back to the main Social page on Preciate's web app, and click the "Start Social" button next to your event.

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This will send you into the waiting room. Once you have your audio and video set, click "Start Social." Then, the people you have invited will be able to enter the Social as well. 

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Ending the Social

As the host, you have two options when you go to leave the Social. If the event is over, and you would like to close out the room, then you can go ahead and end the Social for everyone. Alternatively, you can leave the Social open for the remaining attendees to enjoy after you leave by clicking "Leave Social".

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Hosting Multiple Simultaneous Socials

At the moment, you cannot hold Socials with more than 50 participants. You can, however, hold multiple simultaneous Socials. 

The Socials will automatically close after 1 minute if there is no one in them, however, so we suggest designating different people stay in each Social "room" until the end of the event.

Also, if you are hosting multiple Socials at once, make sure to tell participants that they should leave one "room" before entering another one. No participant should be in two Socials at once-- in the same way that you can't be in two rooms at once in real life.

If a Social is started and there is no one in it, the room will automatically be closed and the Social will end.