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When you create a room you're assuming ownership of the virtual space, and you'll have the ability to:
- Lock the room
- Kick any unwanted visitors
- Customize the background, logo, and knock page (Pro features)
Room Owner Requirement
You must be a registered Whereby user to create a room. So if you don't already have a Whereby account, the first thing that you'll need to is sign up on our Sign up page!
After you create your account or login, the Dashboard is where you can Create new rooms. This page is also where you'll see any rooms that you own on your account.
To Create a new room, click the Create My Room button. This opens a box where you can type in your desired room name, and Create it under your account.
Free users can only create one room on their account. If you want to create more than one room, check out our Pro and Business plans.
If you no longer need a room, you can delete it from your rooms list. Make sure you are signed in, and navigate to your rooms list at https://whereby.com/user. From here you can click on the three dots next to the room name then select "Delete" to delete it.
You'll be asked to confirm that you want to delete the room before it's completely removed. When this action is complete all room customization will be removed as well.
To change your room name you will first need to Delete the unwanted room. After you delete the unwanted room you can Create the room name using the Create a Room instructions earlier in this article.
Transferring a room from one account to another is a two-step process, which involves Deleting the room from one account, and then Creating it with the desired account. It's usually easiest to do this sitting next to each other, or while you're in an unrelated Whereby room.
For the account that's Deleting the room:
Log in to the account that currently owns the room, and go to
- Click the three dots next to the room that you want to Delete In the "Your rooms" list then select Delete
- Confirm that you want to Delete the room to complete the process
For the account that's re-creating the room:
- Log in to the account, and wait for the first account to Delete the room
- Go to https://whereby.com/ and use the Create a room button to re-create the room on the new account
This will make the new account the owner of the room. At this point, they'll have full access to the room Settings, and the ability to upgrade it to a Pro Plan if they so wish!