With Ava, you can see who is saying what in real-time! Near or far, anyone can join on Ava- they don't even need to download the app!

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What is a Group Conversation?
Group Conversations on Ava Mobile
Group Conversations on Ava Web/Ava Desktop

Group Conversations for the Classroom
Group Conversations for Meetings

Group Conversation Settings

Fresh Tips

What is a Group Conversation?

A group conversation is when multiple people are connected on Ava. Think of this as a chat/meeting room. When you are all connected, you can see each other's captions and interact with each other.

🌟 Bonus: The captions from each participant are color-coded, so you know exactly who is saying what!

🌟 Double-Bonus: When connected in a group conversation, if anyone subscribes to a paid plan (Ava Premium, Ava Starter, Ava Pro, etc.), all of their benefits will be extended to the group. This includes Premium quality captions, any time limits, pop-ups, translation features, and more!

There are a few different ways to connect with each other. Keep reading to learn how!

Group Conversations on Ava Mobile

Connecting with Ava Contacts

If you have friends who have an Ava account, you can easily connect with them through the Contacts Page!

1. Open the Ava app

2. On the menu at the bottom of the screen, tap on 👥 Contacts

3. Use the search bar to find the person you are connecting with

4. If their icon has a green dot, that means they're online! Tap Connect to start a group conversation.

*Depending on their settings, you will either be connected instantly or they will be prompted to accept your invitation. To learn how to configure these settings, scroll down to Group Conversation Settings.

Once you've connected with this person, they will be added your Contacts list. The next time you want to connect, you can do so in an instant!

Connecting via QR Code

Are you talking to someone in-person? Want to make it easy for your participants to join you on Ava? Use your unique QR Code!

🌟 Bonus: Your participant doesn't need to have Ava installed on their phone or have an account with Ava! When they scan your QR code, if they don't have Ava installed, it will open the Ava group conversation session on their phone's browser.

1. Open the Ava app

2. On the menu at the bottom of the screen, tap on 👥 Contacts

3. In the top-right corner, click on the QR code icon

4. Have your friend scan your QR code from their phone's camera et voíla, you'll be connected! 🙌


Connecting from an Open Conversation Session

Once you have started a conversation session, you can still connect with friends. Here's how!

1. From the open conversation session, click on 👤 +Add at the bottom-right corner of the screen

2. You will see a few options for connecting with others. Use whatever method suites the situation best!

&Use your unique personal Ava link: Tap where it says web.ava.me/&YourAvaName. This will copy your unique personal link. You can share this for anyone to connect to you. (Note: This is different from sharing a link to the specific Ava conversation session- see next point)

🤳 Scan QR code: have participants use their phone to scan your QR code. They don't even need to have the Ava app! (see previous section for more details)


🔗 Share Link: Tap on "Share Link" to send a link to this specific Ava conversation session via text message, WhatsApp, Facebook, or however you want to communicate!

BONUS: Anyone (whether or not they have an Ava account) can use this link to join the conversation from their phone or computer!


👤 Ava Contacts: use this method to connect with people already on Ava (see previous section for more details)


Group Conversations on Ava Web/Ava Desktop

If you want to see captions from your computer, use Ava Web or Ava Desktop! If this is your first time using Ava Web, click here for our overview to get started.

💡 NOTE: When using Ava Web or Ava Desktop for group conversations, it is strongly recommended that all participants use headphones (wired or Bluetooth are okay!). Otherwise, the accuracy of the captions may be decreased.

Inviting Participants from Your Conversation Session

1. Open Ava Web

2. Click on 🎙 Start Captions Now to start a Conversation Session

3. On the top right corner, click on + Invite Participant. This will copy a unique conversation link. Share this link via email, WhatsApp, Facebook messenger, or however you want to communicate!


🌟 Bonus: Anyone can open this link on their phone or computer to join you. They don't need an Ava account to join!

4. Once your participants have successfully joined the conversation, you will see their icon appear in the top bar.

Joining Open Conversation Sessions

If someone has started a conversation session from Ava Mobile, Ava Web, or Ava Desktop (this means they are the host), you can join them from your computer.

1. Open Ava Web

2. Enter the conversation host's Ava Name, then click Join Room et voíla! You will be connected 🙌

Group Conversations for the Classroom

If you are using Ava in an in-person classroom environment, see here.

If you are using Ava in a remote classroom environment, see here.

Group Conversations for Meetings

If you are using Ava in an in-person work environment, see here.

If you are using Ava in a remote work environment, see here.

Group Conversation Settings

If you have an Ava Starter or Ava Pro subscription, you can change your group conversation connection settings. Think of this like social media privacy settings.

1. Open the Ava app

2. On the menu at the bottom of the screen, tap on 👥 Contacts

3. In the top-right corner, click on the dot with a drop-down arrow

4. You can select from a few different options:

  • Friends join directly: Think of this like an open door for your friends. If they are on your Ava Contacts list, when you connect with them or send them an invitation, they will automatically enter your Ava conversation session.
  • Anyone can join: Think of this open like an open door for anyone on Ava, whether they are your friend or a guest to Ava, when you connect with them or send them an invitation, they will automatically enter your Ava conversation session.
  • Friends request before joining: When this setting is selected, you will be prompted to accept their request before they can join your Ava conversation session.

Fresh Tips

  • Be patient as everyone sets up and gets acclimated with Ava. Take the time to guide each participant until they're fully connected to you via Ava and you can see their uniquely colored words appear on your screen.
  • Navigate potential errors until it "clicks" for participants. First-time impressions matter, and if your participants are impressed with Ava as you test and play around, they'll be happy to use Ava with you!
  • Aim at having a full-sentence perfectly-recognized! Gently show how to position the phone's microphone (12-inches away from the phone's microphone). Ava will make fewer errors when they say full sentences, in a natural and authentic way. If you need to, ask them to repeat a full sentence instead of one word. Show them how to discard words so that Ava can continue learning and improving!
  • Move to a real discussion. It's normal that time is spent trying/testing the Ava app. If there's enthusiasm, it's good news. Time to try to propose a subject of conversation to try Ava in real conditions. Learn how to answer/participate with Ava in a group conversation.
  • Stay engaged and pro-active in forming good habits. If the discussion goes well, make sure the phones stay well-positioned, so the accuracy stays high so you understand well. One or two people might forget Ava at some point and not speak clearly anymore - you can gently help them re-adjust. Don't forget that they can also lock their phone or multi-task. Ava will keep transcribing them, as long as they're still in the group conversation.
  • If one phone has an issue (for whatever reason), you can share one phone between two people. But expect very low accuracy if you just have one phone (yours) for an entire room. The minimum ratio is 1 phone to share between 2 people. For help troubleshooting, contact us at support@ava.me
  • Connect microphones or headphones for increased captioning accuracy. If someone isn't able to stay close to their microphone, or you see double-captions, encourage your participants to use microphones or headphones. See our recommendations for Bluetooth microphones here.




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