How to Create a Meeting

Maeve Brooks

Maeve Brooks

Last Updated:
June 10, 2021

Meetings allow you to host a video-conference session with up to 500 participants. Meetings are great for small groups, Bible studies, prayer meetings, staff meetings, and more. Learn more about participating in a Meeting.

How do Meetings work?

  • Meetings can hold up to 500 attendees
  • Everyone can talk and hear each other
  • Participants can share their screen
  • Hosts have control over all participant mics & cameras
  • Hosts can move all participants back and forth from Meeting to the Lobby for breakout groups
  • You can add multiple Hosts to Meetings
  • You can host simultaneous, parallel meetings with just your single Altar Live subscription

See how Altar compares to Zoom.

Schedule a Meeting

To create a meeting, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Log into your Altar Live account. 

Step 2: Click on the button in the top right-hand corner of the screen. 

Step 3: Choose the Meeting option.

Step 4: Fill out the appropriate information: title, date, time, etc.

Step 5: You can set a limit on the number of people who can join the meeting. 

Step 6: Choose whether participants will start with their cameras and microphones on or off. 

Step 7: Click on Add Hosts to select members who should have Host permissions in the Meeting. You can also upgrade a member during the meeting to a Host.

Note: There are no Greeters in Meetings, only Hosts.

Step 8: On the next page, select viewing permissions. Choose who can join the Meeting.

Step 9: Publish the event! 

How many people can join my Meeting?

There is no limit to the number of people who can join your Meeting. If you have enabled automatic upgrade, as more people join your event than you have the capacity for on your member tier, you will simply be upgraded to the next tier. No one will be blocked.

How are seats created in the Meeting?

The number of seats in the Lobby is automatically generated by the platform. Seats are not equivalent to the number of people who can join a meeting. Every meeting has enough seating for the number of members who have accounts in your community so if everyone showed up, you would have enough space. If your community member count increases, it will be recalculated for future meetings.

By default, the number of seats is calculated like this

Number of Tables = Community Members / 4
11 Tables = 43 Community Members

Note: The number of Community Members is the number of people who have created an account in your community at any time, not the same as Monthly Active Users.

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