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Introducing Waiting Room Lobbies

Vivek Nair
Vivek Nair
Jan 27, 2022 - 2 min read
Introducing Waiting Room Lobbies

Over the last few months, many Pesto users have asked for additional security features and configuration options to manage guest access into rooms via meeting links. We spent several weeks redesigning and simplifying the guest flow. Today, we’re excited to announce the launch of waiting room lobbies!

What's new?

For guests

When you enter a room as a guest via a meeting link, you'll be prompted to accept audio/video permissions and configure your avatar for the conversation.

Guests will be prompted to accept audio and video permissions for the meeting
Guests can personalize their avatar before joining the meeting in lieu of video
Personalize your avatar before joining the meeting

Once you’ve configured your avatar, simply click “Request access” and you’ll knock on the room. Members of the team will then see the knock as a blue alarm in the room list.

How a guest's knock will appear to members of the Pesto team

For team members

To accept or reject a request from a knocking user, join the room and select an appropriate action from the toolbar at the top. Once you accept a request, the knocking user is instantly brought into the conversation.

How a guest knock will appear to the Pesto user
How it appears when multiple guests are knocking

Things to Note

Users will be prompted to knock on a room in two cases:

  • They are not members of the team (e.g. guest users)
  • The door is locked and other users are actively using the room. Empty locked rooms will not prompt users to knock.

Since this feature is new, please let us know if you experience any weird behavior. We appreciate any feedback and bug reports🐛🦟🪳

What is Pesto?

Pesto is the digitally native, authentically human workplace. In Pesto, you and your teammates customize your own avatars and virtually meet in customizable rooms. Try it out - it's free!

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