Whereby with Everyone FAQ

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About the Offer

How long is this available?

Whereby with Everyone will be available from Thursday, December 17 to January 8, 2021.

What is the offer? And why?

This holiday season, friends and families around the world won't be able to see each other in person because of the pandemic. In response to this, Whereby will unlock unlimited video meetings for groups of up to 50 people over the holiday period and let people decorate their meeting room backgrounds with festive cheer - for free. We want to encourage people to connect from wherever they are in the world.

Additionally this will include:

  • Free users should see their room capacity increased to 50 for the period
  • Pro users without our XL add-on should see an increase from 12 to 50
  • Room owners on Free and Pro plans will get access to some new Christmas/Holiday backgrounds.


XL Rooms can hold 50 participants, with 12 being on video at the same time. We call this being “on stage.” It is possible to rotate which participants are on video; if one person turns their camera off, another can turn theirs on. Audio-only participants will see and hear everything that is happening in the meeting, and can unmute their microphones to talk.

How can I enable it?

Users without 50 participant capacity will see a "gift" message top right in-room. Clicking it will show a screen with more information.

Tips and Getting Started

How can I invite my family or friends to meet?

Your room name is a website URL. To invite others you can copy and paste the URL into an e-mail or other message. We have a separate guide of information for anyone that is having trouble joining a meeting.

How can I change my background to be more festive?

By selecting the gear icon in the upper right corner of your room, you can adjust your meeting settings. In the "Room" section you'll be able to select and save the holiday background you prefer!

Need some holiday inspiration?

The holiday season may be a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it with some games and fun! Here's a blog post of our all-time festive favorites you can play with Whereby.

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  • Troubleshooting: On this page you will find User Guides that allow you to troubleshoot what you're experiencing. Each guide has step-by-step instructions and pictures to help you get things working again!
  • Upgrade to Pro: Enjoyed using Whereby during the holiday season? Upgrade to our Pro plan to keep the good times rolling!

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