What is Preciate Social? How does it work?

Preciate Social is a new way to socialize online and build stronger relationships with your team, clients, and friends.

When you socialize with your team, clients, and friends, you don’t do it in your office or in a conference room. You go to a place fit for socializing like a restaurant, a bar, or a bowling alley. The best places to socialize are not in your office. We all know that.

Now that many people are working remotely and meeting in person less often, it’s clear that online meeting tools are just as bad as a conference room for socializing. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way to socialize online in the same natural ways we do in person? 

Introducing Preciate Social.

Hosting a Social

Create a Preciate Social by giving it a name, description, choosing a theme, and selecting a music playlist. Hosts also have various options when it comes to privacy controls for who can join. Then, invite people to a social by simply copying and sharing the link. 

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Joining a Social

Join a Social through Preciate on your web browser. Connect your audio and video and jump right in. When you enter a room, you’ll hear the same music everyone else hears. You can move around and work the room, or hang out with your closest friends. When you get close to someone, their voice gets louder, and when you move away, they get quieter.Screen Shot 2020-06-01 at 3.01.49 PM

Navigation

To move around the Preciate Social venue, use your arrow keys to go up, down, right, and, left. You can move past other people to get to different parts of the venue. If you have to move someone a bit to get by, their bubble will return to its original position. 

The map on the bottom of the screen lets you know where groups of different concentrations are located. Move to the right or left to go meet up with them!

As you move around, people closer to you will sound louder, and people further away will sound quieter or be silent depending on the distance.

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Music

Music played through Preciate Social can be heard by everyone in the Social. It serves as background music similar to what you might hear at a restaurant, bar, arcade, etc. There are also several ambient options such as "City Soundscape" and "Great Outdoors" that can help set the scene for your particular event. 

The music is located on the right side of the venue. As you move further right, the volume of the music will increase. Head over to the right side to have a dance party, or move left if you are more focused on the conversation. Use the map on the bottom of the screen to see where the music is located.

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Making a Toast

When you're at a social gathering, it's common for someone to give a quick announcement to the group, especially the host. Preciate Social replicates that experience with the "Make a Toast" button. After a ten second countdown, your video bubble will enlarge and be placed in the upper right corner. Everyone will be able to see you as well as hear your audio fully. Meanwhile, other attendees will be placed at reduced volume until you have ended your toast.

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Sharing a Link

It's easy to invite people to a Preciate Social at any point. You can copy and share the link from the main Social page on Preciate's web app, or you can click the "Share Link" button while in a Social to copy and share on the spot!

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Giving Recognition

Preciate's first product offering, our recognition system, is still going strong. That's why we chose to integrate it with Preciate Social. If you hear something that sparks inspiration to give someone recognition, you can do so without ever leaving the Social. Simply click the "Give Recognition" button and complete the recognition creator in the pop up. Then, let the good vibes fly!

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Audio & Video Controls

Individuals can decide if they want to listen to the music playlist or not. They can also mute their own audio and turn off their own video entirely. Individuals can also mute other people's audio and turn off their video, but in this case, it only applies to that individual person's perspective.

For an optimally immersive experience, we recommend using headphones with Preciate Social, although it is not required to join.

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