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Navigating the iOS Green Room

The Green Room is the interface in which guests experience a session, in this case, through a mobile device. Socialive mobile guests experience the studio differently than producers or web guests do. This article will provide an overview of the features available in the mobile Green Room to all guests.

Overview of the Green Room Lobby

Before you enter the Green Room, you will be in the lobby. From the Green Room lobby, you can see and do the following:

  • Join Green Room: Tap on the green button on top of your video feed or the green arrow at the top-right corner.
  • Switch Camera: Tap to switch between the front and back cameras of your device.
  • Mute: Tap on the mute icon to mute and unmute yourself.
  • Settings: Tap to access the advanced settings:
    • General Settings:
      • Automatically mute backstage participants
      • Show guides: When enabled, guides will appear on the screen to help position yourself within the frame.
      • Show live guests only: When enabled, backstage guests will be hidden from the gallery view to focus on the live participants.
      • Access iOS Video Effects: Tap here to enable Portrait Mode or Center Stage Mode (on supported devices only).
    • Adjust Settings: Drag the dials to adjust your brightness, temperature, and saturation. By default, auto-adjustment is enabled.
    • Background Settings: Blur your background or select an image from your camera rollto use as a virtual background.

Overview of the Green Room

The Green Room is where you can see and interact with the producer and other guests. Once you join the Green Room, you'll see other features:

  • You will be able to see other guests and the producer in the gallery view.
  • Tap on a guest's feed to open the options menu where you can pin their video, mute their audio, fit their video feed to the frame, and reload their video.
  • Tap on the Guest icon at the top-left corner to see the Guest List. From here, you can tap on a guest's name to pin or maximize their video or tap on the speaker icon next to their name to mute them (to yourself only).
  • Tap on the message icon at the top-left corner to open the chat. This is where you can communicate with the producer and other guests in the Green Room.
  • Tap on the Health Status monitor at the top-left corner to see your health stats. The health monitor shows 5 different statuses: Great, Good, Okay, Poor, and Bad, depending on the quality of your video feed. Tap on the health monitor icon to see other stats such as your Frame Rate, Resolution, and Bitrate. You can also enable the stats to appear in the status bar, or enable Energy Saver mode.
  • When Energy Saver mode is turned on, you will only see your own video feed, and all other participants' video feeds will display their initials and will be audio-only to conserve resources on your device.
  • Tap the record icon on the right-hand side to start a recording. You can choose between recording in 1080p or 4K resolution (only available in devices with 4K cameras). To record in 1080p resolution, you will need at least 2GB per 1 hour of recording, while for recording in 4K, you'll need at least 7GB per 1 hour of recording.

  • Tap the microphone icon on the right-hand side to mute and unmute yourself throughout the session. This will mute you to other guests in the Green Room and the audience if you are live.
  • Tap the settings on the right-hand side icon to access the advanced settings. These are the same settings you have access to from the Green Room lobby.
  • Tap on the end call button on the right-hand side to leave. This will prompt you to confirm that you want to leave.

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