Hubs in-room experience

When you enter a Hubs room you can interact with others and virtual objects. You can move around, chat to other users in the room via text or audio, create and manipulate objects, take photos, share your screen or camera, draw with a pen and more.

For additional information, see the Get started with Hubs by Mozilla article.

HubsUI

Note: The room moderators can disable many features such as flying, moving, creating objects and more.

Move around

See Hubs controls for details about controls for different device types.

Fly mode

Use the "/fly" command in the chat box to toggle fly mode.

Grow and shrink

Use the "/grow" and "/shrink" commands in the chat box to change the size of your avatar.

Mute audio

Click or tap on the microphone icon to mute yourself.

Add video, audio, 3D models and images

You can add a variety of objects to Hubs rooms. We support 3D models, images, videos and PDFs from almost anywhere on the web including SketchFab, Google Poly, SoundCloud, YouTube, Twitter, Twitch, Crunchyroll and more. You can add media with the Create Object button or by pasting or dragging and dropping a URL onto the room.

Object Menu

You can move, rotate and scale objects freely in the room. Additional controls for objects, videos, and drawings can be found in the Object Menu.

Desktop: Hover your cursor over the object and press the space bar or tab key.

HubsObjectMenu

Mobile/VR devices: For VR and mobile controls see Hubs controls and choose your device.

Pin objects

By default, an object disappears when it's owner (the person that last touched them) leaves the room. If you would like an object to stay in the room permanently, you can click or tap the pin button from the object menu.

Avatar Menu

You can open up a menu on users just like on objects. This lets you control their volume or hide them from your view.

Block users

Click or tap the block button from the avatar menu to block a user. When you block a user, they disappear from your view and you stop receiving their audio. Other users can still see users that you choose to block.

Room moderators have extra permissions, such as being able to mute a user's mic or temporarily kick them out of the room.

Chat

Chat lets you message users who are in the room and lobby. You can also use chat to create text objects in the room by typing a message into the chat box and clicking or tapping the Create Object button to the left. You can also run special commands by typing "/help".

Camera

The camera lets you take photos of the room so that they can be added to the room as image objects. When you take a photo a link appears in the chat box and you can send it in a tweet it with the tweet button.

Mirror mode

You can toggle the camera into "mirror" mode. This changes your view to what the camera is seeing when using a desktop computer.

Focus and track mode

You can also "focus" the camera or toggle it into "track" mode by clicking on the respective object buttons. The camera will point towards or follow the object when it is moved.

Pen

The pen lets you draw in 3D space. You can also change the pen's size and color and undo strokes.

Share your screen or camera

You can share your desktop screen, webcam or phone camera with users in the room. The shared media will appear like a video in the room. You can remove the shared media from the object's menu.

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