Designing your Waiting Room

Designing your Waiting Room

Want to set your participants' energy up right even before they join your workshop? Then designing your Waiting Room would definitely be a great move! 🎨

It's the first thing that any participant will see when they arrive for your workshop, and ensures a delightful welcome for people attending your session.

There are four parts to this — and it all starts after you create a Room or edit the Room setup on your Butter dashboard:


A unique cover image 🖼️

Add a personal touch to your Waiting Room to set the mood just right! You can upload an image or a GIF that will show together with your name and the name of your Room.

It looks like this:


To add a cover image, you just need to hit 'Upload an image' on the right hand side of the room setup and select the image you want for your Welcome Page.


You can upload either JPEG, PNG or GIF (recommended size is 460x600 pixels!). Don't worry, you can crop any picture of any resolution to make it a perfect fit!

Once you like how it's cropped, click 'Save' and you'll have a Cover Image set up for your Waiting Room!

The perfect waiting music 🎵

Make your waiting room experience delightful by adding some music to the atmosphere!

Pick one of the tunes from our buttery-smooth collection, and have your participants in an upbeat, chill, jazzy or soulful mood even before entering your workshop!


Knocking (privacy settings) ✊

Use the Knock-knock settings to help keep the right people in and the wrong people out.

When this is enabled, anyone who wants to join your session has to request to join, and wait until you let them in. This makes your room private and protects it from unwanted visitors.

When disabled, participants can freely join your session without needing your approval.

Toggle 'Request to join' on the bottom to enable or disable this setting.


(Knock-knock setting in Room Setup page)


(Knock-knock setting in the 'Waiting Room' tab within a live session)


Protip: Have many people knocking after your large workshop has started? Disable the Waiting Room when you're in the call to let people in without disturbance!

Preview your waiting experience 👁️

Lastly, you can click 'Preview Waiting Room' to see how things look to participants as they arrive for your workshop! This helps you feel certain that everything looks picture perfect ✨