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Portals

Portals are a way to easily travel between worlds with a group of friends. When you open a portal, it appears at your location and stays open for up to two minutes. While the portal is open, other visitors may click it to travel to the world you have provided.

Opening a portal using the Codex

The easiest way to open a portal is to use the Codex:
  1. 1.
    Choose Go > Codex from the main menu to open your Codex.
  2. 2.
    Click one of the tabs under Worlds.
  3. 3.
    Choose a world and view its details by clicking the world's thumbnail image (but not the Visit button).
  4. 4.
    In the world details panel, click the Create a portal to this world button to open the portal at your location. The portal stays open for up to two minutes, or until you open another portal.
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View a world's details in the Codex and click Create a portal to this world to immediately create a portal at your location.

Opening a portal using Nearby Chat

You can open a portal using the Nearby tab of the Chat panel by using the /portal command:
  1. 1.
    If the Chat panel is not already open, open it by choosing Socialize > Chat from the main menu.
  2. 2.
    On the Nearby tab of the Chat panel, enter the command /portal, followed by a valid world URL.
  3. 3.
    Press Enter or click Send Message to open the portal at your location. The portal stays open for up to two minutes, or until you open another portal.
Note: You may only have one portal open at a time. If you open a second portal, the first one closes immediately.

Getting a world's URL

In order to open a portal, you must first obtain the URL of the world you would like to visit. You can easily get a world's URL from the Codex:
  1. 1.
    Open the Codex by choosing Go > Codex from the main menu.
  2. 2.
    Find your desired world and view its details by clicking its thumbnail (but not the Visit button).
  3. 3.
    Click the Copy this world URL button to copy the world's URL to your clipboard.
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View a world's details in the Codex and click the Copy this world URL button to copy the URL to your clipboard.

Traveling through a portal

To travel through an open portal, you must move close enough to it that the portal's name appears when you hover your mouse or VR pointer over it. Then, click the portal and agree to the prompt in order to follow the portal's creator to the new destination.
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Move close to the portal, click it. A new navigation window will appear and you can then click "Visit" to head to your destination.
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Teleporting to a friend

You may teleport directly to one of your friends, as long as that friend is in an experience that you would normally be able to enter.
Note: Experience creators can exercise control over whether new arrivals are allowed to bypass the experience's spawn point. If the creator has disabled this option, you may need to take extra steps to locate your friend after you arrive.

Teleporting to a friend using the People panel

There are two ways to teleport to one of your friends by using the People panel: The Friends tab, or your friend's user profile.​
To teleport to a friend using your friends list:
  1. 1.
    Choose Socialize > Friends & People from the main menu to open the People panel.
  2. 2.
    Click the Friends tab.
  3. 3.
    Choose a friend who is online and click the Teleport to friend button. If your friend is not in an accessible experience, the button becomes grayed out and cannot be clicked.

To teleport to a friend using their user profile:

  1. 1.
    Choose Socialize > Friends & People from the main menu to open the People panel.
  2. 2.
    Open your friend's user profile, accessible by clicking their name from any tab where they appear in the People panel.
  3. 3.
    Click Teleport to friend to teleport to your friend. If your friend is not in an accessible experience, the button becomes grayed out and cannot be clicked.
Note: Although the Teleport to friend button appears on all profiles, you can only teleport to someone who appears on your Friends list.

Teleporting to a friend using Nearby chat

You can teleport to a friend who has entered text into Nearby chat:
  1. 1.
    If it is not already open, open the Chat panel by choosing Socialize > Chat from the main menu.
  2. 2.
    Click the Nearby tab of the Chat panel.
  3. 3.
    Find your friend's message and move your mouse cursor over their name to reveal additional buttons.
  4. 4.
    Click the Teleport to friend button that appears.

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