How to do Speed-Dating on Zoom
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Virtual speed-dating events have become a great way for friends, coworkers, classmates, and more to connect online. To create a virtual speed dating event in less than 5 minutes, you can use a combination of Zoom and Glimpse, a platform made for round-robin video calls.
Instead of having to manually create multiple Zoom breakout rooms and consistently rotate them, you can send a link to join a Glimpse room through the Zoom chat. In a Glimpse room, people are automatically matched for one-on-one video calls. Here’s a step by step on how to set up a speed-dating event using Zoom and Glimpse:
This takes you to the Glimpse log-in page. You can create a Glimpse account with your phone number, email, or Facebook account.
After you create an account, click the “Create” icon to create your first Glimpse room.
2. Pick out Glimpse settings that fit your event: When creating a room, you can customize settings to make for a personalized Glimpse experience. To start off, you can brand your event by picking out a room name and adding an event description. Next, you can customize your matching options by selecting how long each pair is matched for, the number of match extensions, and whether people are matched randomly or by match type(ex. “Freshman” and “Sophomore”) For some fun customization, you can add personalized icebreaker questions.
3. Create a Zoom meeting, say any announcements, and send a link to a Glimpse room: The last step is to bring everyone together in a Zoom meeting, give a brief rundown of how the Glimpse speed dating event will run, send out the Glimpse room link, and start Glimpsing!
If you have any questions about using Glimpse, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.