Each twine room is configured to host either one to one or small group conversations. If you select the small group configuration, you can decide between 3, 4 or 5 guests per conversation. Below is what this set up step looks like on the planner side.
Let's talk about how these two experiences differ and what this means for the attendee experience.
One on One Conversations
A twine networking room configured to support one on one conversations will pair users into matches based on whether or not the two users have matched before and the user's availability in twine. Once two users have matched in a one on one room they will not match again in that same room, instead twine will search to pair the users with others in the room they've not matched with.
In this set up, the algorithm is constantly searching for two available users to match. Wait times for matches are generally very quick, especially when the twine networking room is full of users.
Small Group Conversations
A twine networking room configured to support small groups will prioritize creating conversations to your specification (hosting up to 3, 4, or 5 guests per conversation). Should the number of guests in your twine room not be divisible by your designated group size, twine will adjust so that no guests are left waiting to join a conversation.
For example, let's say you set your twine room up to host conversations of 3 guests and for the first round of conversations 10 guests show up, twine will create 2 conversations of 3 guests and 2 conversations with 2 guests (so that all 10 guests make it into a conversation). The size of the groups will never exceed the size you designate, but may be smaller.
twine will automatically transition users from one small group conversation to the next. twine small group conversations happen in rounds (based on the conversation duration you configured in the room set up). Should users join a twine in the middle of a round they will either be placed into a conversation with others who were also late to the round (for a shorter period of time) or be asked to wait for the next round.