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Start Networking in the People Tab

Connect with people by sending a meeting request with a fixed time and date or sending an instant chat message.

If you are new to Brella, go through this article to learn how to connect with people.


  1. Exploring the People tab
  2. Suggesting 1:1 meetings
  3. Chatting with others through the Open chat
  4. Tip! Bookmark people
  5. Tip! Synchronize your event schedule and meetings with your agenda


1. Exploring the People Tab

When going to the People tab, you will find three sub-tabs that will show you:

  • Your Matches: people who have common interests as you (pink tags).
  • All attendees: people who joined the event.
  • Bookmarks: people whom you bookmarked to connect or follow-up with during and after the event.
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If you don't complete your profile, you'll not see the People tab, and your profile will look empty to the public including sponsors, speakers, and other participants. 


2. Suggesting 1:1 Meetings

  1. Click on Chat/Suggest meeting.
    When suggesting a meeting, go to the attendee profile and click on Chat/Suggest meeting. Then, select a suitable time, and add a short introduction about why you want to meet this person.

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  2. Await for an answer or react to the pending request.
    Once you send the meeting, the receiver should accept, reschedule or decline your meeting depending on their availability. The steps shown in the video below show you how you can also take action on the meeting requests received in your messages inbox.
  3. Meeting accepted! 🎉
    Once the meeting is accepted, an open chat will open in your Messages inbox located in the message bubble 💬 in the upper right corner. If the meeting request isn't responded to, the message box will close after the second message. 

attendance type


When accepting a meeting, check the attendance type of the other party.

  • Hybrid attendee: is available via video call and at the networking area of the venue.
  • Virtual attendee: is available via video call only.
  • In-person attendee: is available onsite, likely at the networking area of the venue. You can see the table number on the chat card. 👇
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3. Chatting With Others Through the Open chat

Web App:

  1. Click on Chat/Suggest meeting.
    When you wish to send only chat instead of a meeting request, click chat/suggest a meeting. Then, click on Chat in the small button below the profile.

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  2. Await for an answer or react to the pending request.
    1. Once you send the message and the recipient replies to you, the chat will open in your Messages inbox located in the message bubble 💬 in the upper right corner.
    2. If you don't receive an answer, it will remain as is, but we recommend suggesting a meeting from the chat. This way, the recipient will get to see your interest in meeting.

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    3. If you are the one receiving a message, the new messages are located in the new chat requests.
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Mobile App

  1. Go to the People tab 
  2. Find the person's profile you'd like to chat with
  3. Click the 'Chat' button at the bottom of the person's profile
  4. Type your introduction. Use this first message to impress 🙌
  5. Once you've written the intro, click 'Start the conversation' to send the message.

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4. Tip! Bookmark People

If you wish to bookmark people you'd like to get in touch with and follow up with a meeting, use the bookmark tool! It'll help you gather all those relevant people in one place.

To bookmark people:

  1. Go to the People tab in the event.
  2. Then, click on the bookmark icon on the profile of your interest.
  3. Go to the Bookmark sub-tab where you can find all the bookmarked people.

Last updated in December 2021. 

Written by Stephanie Campano Valenzuela. 


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