You will need an account if you wish to invite others to your ROOM meeting. If you are invited to someone else's meeting, you can simply join through your Chrome, Edge or Safari browser without an account. There's nothing to download or install. The only action you need to take is to either click on a meeting link if you receive an emailed invitation to a given meeting (alternatively, copy the invitation link shared with you by some other method and paste it into your browser).
This tutorial articles deals with the first of two methods of creating meetings: ad hoc or instant meetings and scheduled meetings.
Meeting organizers (registered account users) can create instant/"ad hoc" meetings by first navigating to the Dashboard page, the first screen that a signed-in user is directed to.
As its name implies, all meeting rooms/venues can be accessed from this page by selecting a room preview meeting card.
Due to its extensive collection of meeting venues and corresponding preview cards, the Dashboard's vast number of displayed rooms can be minimized to better match your requirements by using some of its filter buttons, located just below the "Rooms" section. These include filters for attendance capacity as well as for intended use or room style.
From the Dashboard's extensive collection of meeting rooms and corresponding preview cards, you can simply click the "Copy Link" button to manually send invitations via email, text apps, social media accounts, etc. to any one you want. Alternatively, you can click on the "Meet Here" button, which will immediately place you in the room, if you would like to preview the 3D layout before inviting guests from invitation tools located inside each room The "More" icon or the blue "Invite Participants" button.
There are also two ways of inviting guests once you're inside your room ... both of which use the tools at the screen's bottom. The tools you see at the bottom are the same found in each room, irrespective of the specific room's layout, or device - desktop or mobile.
The first is by clicking on the "Copy Invitation Link" button, which will open a success message that appear at the top of your screen, validating your action's success.
The second is by clicking on the "..." ("More" button) which will open a popup overlay like this, listing several more tools/commands from which you will select "Participants"...
... prompting the popup below to emerge, finally revealing the "Copy Link" button at its bottom. Please note that as a first time user, the screen would only list your name and display the number of available seats remaining to inform your meeting invitation activities.
To be clear - regardless of which of the two buttons you initially use (the dedicated one at the screen's bottom or the one in the participant's list), they will both present the same Participants popup overlay and after clicking on the "Copy Link" button below, followed by a confirmation message that appears for a moment, hovering at the top right of your screen...
Please note that clicking on the Copy link will just copy that link to your clipboard for you to manually paste it in any medium that you'd like to use to share: email, text messaging apps, etc. You can encourage your invitees to copy the link onto their personal calendars, as ROOM does not currently have the ability to do this automatically.
To reiterate: once copied, you can paste the invitation link anywhere you choose (such as a messaging app, email or a shared calendar) to invite your friends or colleagues. Each link has a shelf life of 6 months. This should help in holding recurring meetings at the same scheduled time without resorting to a calendar app or dedicated, complex scheduling tools.
To learn about how ROOM empowers you to schedule meetings for future dates/times please refer to this tutorial article: NEW! Scheduling Meetings on ROOM's Meet Page (Desktop & Mobile)