๐Ÿ‘ฃ Moving Around

๐Ÿ‘ˆ Interacting with the World

๐Ÿ‘€ Zooming In & Out

๐Ÿšฒ Topi Bike
โš™๏ธ A/V Settings & Preferences


๐Ÿ–ฅ Share Your Screen
๐Ÿ”” Enable Notifications
โœ‰๏ธ Conversations

๐Ÿ’ฌ Global Chat

๐Ÿ‘ฅ Social Hub

๐Ÿšธ Follow the Leader

๐Ÿšจ Block or Report a Guest

๐ŸŒ This World

๐Ÿ”ญ Discover Worlds

๐Ÿ›’ Marketplace

๐Ÿ”— Share World

โ“ Help

โž• Create a World


๐Ÿ‘ฃ Moving Around

Once you're in a world, just click to move in the direction you'd like to go. You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move. On a touch screen, simply tap where youโ€™d like to go and you will walk to that spot.

When you get close to others, you will be able to see and hear them (up to 9 other participants/guests). To leave a conversation, simply walk away, just as if you were mingling at a live event.

If you are in a world and connect with someone via video, you have the option to send them a private message. Once you exchange a direct message with someone in Topia, you can stay in touch in the future even if you aren't connected via video ๐Ÿ˜Š.

๐Ÿ‘ˆ Interacting with the World

Have you noticed that some images magically increase in size when you hover over them? ๐Ÿ„. No, your eyes are not deceiving you! This just means that the object. is an interactive object you can click!

๐Ÿ‘€ Zoom In & Out

You can also utilize the zoom in / zoom out feature of your internet browser to see more of the world around you by pressing control + / - on a PC or command + / - on a Mac. Pressing command 0 or control 0 will get you back to seeing the world at 100%.

๐Ÿšฒ Topi Bike

We heard you might have a need for speed, so we made the Topi Bike available for everyone to unlock! Here is how you can get one:

  • Head to your favorite world

  • Click the Share World icon at the middle of the toolbar on the left side of your screen

From the Share World drawer, copy the link and share it with your friends or frenemies. When 1 person signs up on Topia using your link, the bike is yours!


โš™๏ธ A/V Settings & Preferences

How to update your audio or video input?

If you want to change the audio or video source while in Topia, follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the My Account icon at the top of the toolbar on the left side of your screen

  • In Settings, choose your preferred microphone and/or web camera input

  • Click Close

Want to change your own video screen's position?

On your computer, the position of your video screen by default is at the top middle of your screen. If you want to change its position to the bottom or to one of the four corners, follow these easy steps:

  • Click on the My Account icon at the top of the toolbar on the left side of your screen

  • In Settings, scroll down to the bottom and under My Video Position, choose from one of the following 6 options:

Top

Left

Top

Center

Top

Right

Bottom

Left

Bottom

Center

Bottom

Right

  • Click Close. On your computer, your video feed will appear in that position and stay there regardless of the number of people you connect to.


๐Ÿ–ฅ Share Your Screen

Screenshare with anyone you are connected to

  • Hover over the middle of your own video feed

  • Press the Share Your Screen button that appears to the left*

  • Choose a screen, window, or browser tab to share, then press the Share button

*The ability to screenshare inside of Topia may be disabled by the world-owner. This is a control that world-owners can enable for guests in their world.

๐Ÿ” FAQs about Screen Sharing

Can I make my screen higher resolution?

Yes, to make the screen higher resolution, enter broadcast mode or enable pro mode in your world.

How to exit screen sharing?

A small alert window (managed by the browser) that includes a button that says Stop Sharing that will appear at the bottom center of your screen. When you click that button, the screen share will end.

Is it possible to enlarge a screen that is being shared?

Yes! When someone is screen sharing, there should be a rectangle icon that appears over their screen in the top right corner to enlarge the video feed. Click on that icon and their screen will open in the center of your window.

Who can screen share within Topia?

If enabled by the world owner, anyone guest in the world can share a screen within Topia. While sharing screen, that personโ€™s video can be enlarged by other users. In a free world, screen sharing is limited to no more than 1 guest at a time.

I'm getting an error when I try to share with the "entire screen" or "application window" options.

Your privacy settings in your operating system may be preventing you from selecting these options. If you are on a Mac, go to System Preferences โžž Security & Privacy โžž Screen Recording. In that menu, Chrome must be enabled for Chrome to access non-Chrome applications or your whole screen.



๐Ÿ”‡ Muting Yourself or Another Guest

Muting Yourself
To turn off your microphone, click on the microphone icon in the right left corner of your own video screen.

Muting Another Guest
To turn off another person's audio feed for yourself, click on the speaker icon in the right left corner of your own video screen. Keep in mind, this mutes their audio feed for you only, not to anyone else. To unmute them, click the speaker icon once again.


๐Ÿ”” Enable Notifications

You can subscribe to receive doorbell notifications for worlds where the World Owner has enabled the option, here's how:

  • โ€‹Enter the Topia world

  • โ€‹Click the My Account icon at the top of the toolbar

  • On the bottom of the Settings page, enable World Notifications

  • Click Close

*If this option disabled or is not visible, the World Owner may not have enabled this option for guests in the world.


โœ‰๏ธ Conversations

Sending Direct Messages in Topia

If you are in a world and connect with someone via video, you have the option to send a private message. Once you exchange a direct message with someone in Topia, you can stay in touch in the future even if you aren't connected via video ๐Ÿ˜Š.

  • When you are connected to them, hover over the middle of their video screen and click on the Message button that appears on the left

  • A conversation will open in the Conversations drawer on the left side of the screen

  • Enter your message and click Send (or hit enter on your keyboard)

๐Ÿ’ฌ Global Chat

Message a whole group of people with ease by using Global Chat. If you head on over to your Conversations button on the toolbar, you can start sending group messages in the 4 Channels:

People Connected to Me*

Everyone you are currently connected to

Private Zone*

Only seen by guests within a Private Zone

Everyone in World*

All guests in a world regardless of where they are

Moderators in World

Only for Moderator currently in the world

Messages in these channels are session-based, and will be cleared after your session ends, you refresh or you portal to another world.

* As an admin, you can toggle this on and off in World Settings.

Frequently asked questions about sending a message in Topia

Who can I send a message to on Topia?

You can send a message to anyone who you are connected to via video. Once you have messaged someone, you will be able to send them messages anytime (not just when you are connected). We think it's important to talk to someone face-to-face before sliding into their DMs ๐Ÿ˜‰.

What happens when I message someone on Topia?

When you send a message to someone on Topia, the Conversation icon on their screen (on the toolbar) will be highlighted with a blue dot to notify them that there is an unread message. When you open the conversations drawer, new messages that are unread will be highlighted with the blue unread indicator.

Can I send a file, emoji, images, etc. via message?

Right now, messages are limited to text-only. We plan to add additional messaging features in the future.

Can I delete or archive a message?

It is not currently possible to delete or archive a message or a conversation in Topia.

Is it possible to message a guest or group in a different part of the world?

We believe that face-to-face interactions are imperative to building meaningful relationships. So, we've designed Topia to optimize for face-to-face (e.g. video) conversations. As such, 1:1 messaging is limited to messages with people who youโ€™ve connected to via video or the group of guests you currently are connected to.


๐Ÿ‘ฅ Social Hub

Here's to friends, and making new ones on Topia! ๐Ÿฅ‚ Use Social Hub to see who currently is in the world, send and receive friend requests, and view your friends' online status. Also, if any of your friends have opted into sharing their location, you'll be able to see the world that they're in and portal to their exact location from your friends list.


Current Guests

Looking for someone in the world? This shows all of the current guests in the world and allows you to go to their location

  • Click on the Social Hub icon on the toolbar and choose Current Guests to find out who is currently around.

  • To walk to a particular guest, press the Walk To icon next to their name.

  • If you are the World Owner, learn how to turn on or off this setting by clicking here

Send an In-Person Friend Request

  • When you are connected to them, hover over the middle of their video screen and click on their Profile button, then select Send Friend Request

  • They will be sent a โ€˜toastโ€™ notification on the bottom left of their screen letting them know you would like to be their friend.

  • If they press Accept, then hurray you've got a friend! Click on the Social Hub icon on the toolbar you will see them listed under Friends

Send a Friend Request by Email

  • Click the Social Hub icon on the toolbar and at the top of the drawer, select Send Friend Request by Email

  • If the email address you send the friend request to doesn't have a Topia account, they'll receive an email with an invite to sign up, create a username and accept the friend request

  • If the friend request is accepted, they will be seen on your Friends list when you click the Social Hub icon on the toolbar

Send a Friend Request using a Past Conversation

  • Click the Conversations icon on the toolbar and open the direct message thread you had with the person you want to befriend.

  • At the top of that conversation's drawer, click the menu icon ( โ‹ฎ ) and select Send Friend Request

  • If they are online, a โ€˜toastโ€™ notification will be sent to the bottom left of their screen letting them know you want be friends. You will also be listed as a pending friend request in their Social Hub

  • If they press Accept, they will be seen on your Friends list when you click the Social Hub icon on the toolbar

Sharing Your Location with Friends

  • Click on the My Account icon at the top of the toolbar on the left side of your screen

  • In Settings, down scroll to the bottom. When the Share Location With Friends toggle is On, your friends will be able to see the world you are currently in and can portal there to join you.

Remove Someone from your Friends List

  • Click the Social Hub icon on the toolbar and on the right side of Friends click View All

  • Find the friend you'd like to remove, and to the far right of their name click the Remove Friend icon


๐Ÿšธ Follow the Leader

Whether youโ€™re giving a tour, getting people to come to a certain area, or just walking and talking, sometimes you need people to follow you without getting lost or distracted. Well weโ€™ve got you covered! You can initiate a follow request with the people around you by following these easy steps:

  • Hover over your own video screen and click the Follow button that appears on the right

  • Clicking Send Invite to Follow will send everyone in your direct proximity a โ€˜toastโ€™ notification on the bottom left of their screen letting them know you would like them to follow you

  • If they click Follow in the notification, they will start automatically following you, moving wherever you do until the moment they click away

  • To stop the follow, hover over your own video screen and click the Unfollow button on the right


๐Ÿšจ Block or Report a Guest

Regardless of user status, everyone has the ability to block or report another guest. When you block or report a guest, you will no longer see or hear them and they will no longer see or hear you. You will not receive messages from them either. The blocked guest will not be alerted that they've been blocked or reported. You can also unblock a person you blocked by mistake.

  • Hover over the video screen of the person you want to block and click the Block or Report button

To unblock a guest who you blocked accidentally, hover over their black video screen and click on the Unblock button

* As a world owner, you can setup a notification to be alerted when someone in your world has been reported by using a Report Webhook.


๐ŸŒ This World

A Topia world can be a wondrous place with many different areas of engagement. The This World menu will help orient you to the world that you are in and provide an overview of things to do.

World Map

The world map is a birdโ€™s eye view of the world. It is a snapshot; it is not interactive and may not reflect updates.

  • Click on the This World icon on the toolbar and choose World Map to get a birds eye view of the entire world.

  • If you are the World Owner, learn how to create a world map by clicking here

Events

An event is an activity that happens inside of a world that takes place in a specific location. The location is tied to an asset inside the world. This is also a place to check out what events are happening in other worlds connected to the world you are currently in.

  • Click on the This World icon on the toolbar and choose Events to find the location of upcoming events happening inside this world or other connected worlds.

  • If you are the World Owner, learn how to add an event by clicking here

Portals

A portal is a link to another Topia world that is attached to an asset inside the world. When a guest in the world click on the asset, it will open a prompt for the guest to travel to that world.

  • Click on the This World icon on the toolbar and choose Portals to discover other worlds that are connected to the world you are currently in.

  • Learn how to add a portal by clicking here

Droppables

A world can be a great place for an NFT dropping party. World owners can allow guests who have NFTs in the same collection to drop them in the world and watch an instant NFT exhibition come to life.

  • Click on the This World icon on the toolbar and choose Droppables. If you've already added your Ethereum wallet and have NFTs of the same collection, you can drop them in the world.

  • Learn how to add an Ethereum wallet and showcase your NFTs by clicking here


๐Ÿ”ญ Discover

Wondering what else is happening on Topia? The Discover menu will allow you to do just that! Click on the Discover icon on the toolbar and start your adventure.

Public Worlds

This is a listing of publicly available Topia worlds that have had activity in the past 24 hours.

  • Click on the Discover icon on the toolbar and choose Public Worlds to see a list of public worlds that you can explore

  • Click the Portal to World icon to leave the current world and transfer to that world

Public Events

This lists any ongoing or upcoming public events happening around Topia.

  • Click on the Discover icon on the toolbar and choose Public Events to see a listing of publicly available events that can be attended

  • Click the Add to calendar icon to add the event to you calendar or download an event reminder

  • Click the More information icon to learn about any upcoming activities associated with the event

  • Click the Portal to World icon to leave the current world and transfer to the world the event takes place in


๐Ÿ›’ Marketplace Scenes

Everything in the marketplace is created by the Topia community. Anyone can purchase or download scenes from the marketplace to add them to help them customize their world. When you purchase (or download) a scene, you receive access to all of the assets included in the scene.

To download a scene from the marketplace:

  • Click on the Discover icon on the toolbar and choose Marketplace Scenes to browse the full marketplace

  • On the Marketplace Scenes page, browse the available Scenes

    • Click on the thumbnail image to see a larger version, or

    • Click on the Preview icon to view a life-size, immersive version of the scene. (This will open a new tab with a preview world so that you can have the full experience. The preview world will only exist for 10 minutes.)

    • If you are in your own world, click on the $ or Free button in any row to add the scene to your library


๐Ÿ”— Share World

Easily tell others about the world you are in by sharing it through social media or by sending the link directly.

  • Click on the Share World icon

  • From the Share drawer, you can copy the worldโ€™s URL or share it directly on Facebook, Twitter, or Reddit


โ“ Help

Need a helping hand finding out all of the things you can do on Topia or troubleshooting and have a specific question youโ€™d like answered by our dedicated support team? Weโ€™ve got you covered.

Click on the Help icon and choose one the following Help options:

  • Click View All Resources to access our guides

  • Click Request a Feature to suggest feedback and VOTE for which items you feel are most important

  • Click Visit Topia Welcome Lobby to travel to our Topia Welcome Lobby and speak with someone live (Currently Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm PT)

  • Click Contact Support to open live chat support with someone on our team


โž• Create World

Inspired to create your own world? Getting started is simple!

  • Click on the Create World icon on the top of the toolbar and follow the instructions to create your new world.

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