Tips and shortcuts to become a Whereby pro

Whereby’s packed with nifty features designed to make your life easier. We thought we’d round up some of our favourites in one place – just in case you missed them. You’re welcome. No, really!

Keyboard shortcuts

You can do pretty much everything you need to do in a Whereby meeting with a handful of slick shortcuts. Like holding your space bar when you want to speak. Or tapping ‘M’ to disable your mic while you have a coughing fit from guzzling biscuits. The choices are (almost) endless.


It’s pretty exhausting to look at your own face in meetings all day. “Is that another wrinkle? Do I have spinach in my teeth? Why’s my cat swinging from the lampshade?” When you need a break from staring at yourself, tap the ‘Maximize’ button to focus on your meeting pal instead. Or just double click on their face.

Picture in picture

Sometimes you need to look at other things on your computer while you’re in a meeting. Like very important spreadsheets or scintillating documents. When you do, just hit the ‘Picture in Picture’ button to take the meeting with you – wherever you go.


Want to get a closer look at the document someone’s sharing? Or check out the books on a meeting attendee’s bookshelf in more detail? Click the three dots next to the screen you want to see in extra-big mode, then press ‘Spotlight’. Warning: this puts the participant in the spotlight for everyone on the call, not just you.

Mobile mode

If you’re struggling with bad internet, head to ‘Settings’ and turn on ‘Mobile mode’. This limits the stream resolution to keep your meeting running smoothly. Perfect for when your housemate’s hogging your bandwidth with a massive gaming session.

Local volume controls

Need to turn up someone’s volume on a call? Or turn down that person with a Very Loud Voice? Just click the three dots next to someone’s video, then tweak the volume to your heart’s content.

iOS app

Our fancy iOS app means you can join meetings wherever you are. At the gym, walking the dog, or while waiting for your flight (like the jetsetter you are). Download the app.

Google Calendar extension

Install the Whereby extension for Chrome to make any meeting a Whereby meeting, directly from Google Calendar. You can also join your meetings right from the Chrome toolbar. Easy peasy.

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