User roles comparison

As you may know, there are three user roles in SpatialChat:

  1. Guest
  2. Host
  3. Admin

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Let's review each one step by step and make clear all differences between them.

Guest

A regular guest of the Space hasn't any specific possibilities. Guest is an attendee who can move between rooms, listen to each other, or talk with someone. It is necessary to understand that the role of the guest is just to attend in the Space, they can't manage the Space or somehow change it.

Also, there are may have place some restrictions set by the admin, which influence only ordinary guests. If admin or host set room permissions, in some cases you will no longer be able to use your microphone, camera, add any content, or write messages to the room chat. However, you can avoid it if you will be promoted to Host of the Space.

Host

Hosts can be recognized with a blue badge at their bubble.

They are users promoted by admins and are not affected by any Space permissions. For example, if an admin restricts microphone usage in the Space, regular guests won't be able to use their microphone, but admins & hosts will be able to use it.

Hosts may also "politely" turn off the microphone or camera for any given user. This feature comes in handy when a user has excessive background noise. Hosts can add, edit or delete any content in the space or even remove any person from the Space. If you want to change the Space or set additional settings, you have to be an admin of the Space.

Admin

Admins are the users who can do everything in SpatialChat. You can customize the Space, set permissions, remove other users, change passwords, add, edit or delete any content in the Space, control billing & upgrade a plan. In order to become an admin, you need to have a special admin link which you will receive while creating your Space. You can find details here.

There are no restrictions for admins but all admins have equal rights in the Space. As always, you need to be logged in as admin in order to add rooms in your Space, as well as to customize them. 

Here's the comparison table between three main roles in the Space:

  Admin Host Guest
Can set Space access password or countdown YES NO NO
Can change billing plan and purchase Space subscription YES NO NO
Can set room permissions YES NO NO
Can remove other users YES YES NO
Can promote any user to host YES NO NO
Can share any content (images, videos, screen sharing) YES YES Yes, if content sharing permission is set to "True"
Can use chat YES YES Yes, if text chat permission is set to "True"
Can use a camera YES YES Yes, if camera usage permission is set to "True"
Can use a microphone YES YES Yes, if mic usage permission is set to "True"
Can use a megaphone YES YES Yes, if megaphone usage permission is set to "True"
Can use a broadcast YES YES NO
Can go to the Stage YES YES NO
Can customize the Space (change backgrounds, add rooms, add spawnspot etc.) YES NO NO


Space owner

There is no such role in the Space, but the owner of the space is also an admin,. This is the person who created the space, so he has certain advantages. Only space owner has admin link for the Space, so if you need to log in as admin, you have to ask space owner to get it. Moreover, space owner can make a request to support team of the SpatialChat regarding issues of deleting, upgrading Space, etc. 

Here's a quick introductory video about space permissions & moderation:

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