When you first create an Experience it is in the "Ready" state. While in the "Ready" state, your crowd will not be allowed to interact with your Experience. If your audience visits your Experience's URL on their mobile device in this state, they will be shown a message that the Experience will begin shortly.
Starting an Experience
To make your Experience "Live" and allow players to participate, you need to "Start" it. To start an Experience, simply click on the green circular "Play" button under the "Control Center" heading in the upper-left-corner of the Experience Dashboard. After clicking the "Play" button your Experience is now in the "Live" state.
Your Experience will now allow your crowd to participate if they are currently logged into your Experience on their mobile device (more on this later). The play button now turns into a pause button if you need to pause your Experience.
Pausing an Experience
During your live event and Experience, there may be times when you want to pause. Pausing your Experience will temporarily stop your crowd from interacting and will show the crowd an "Experience Paused, Will Resume Shortly" message on their mobile devices.
To pause an Experience, simply click on the gray circular "Pause" button under the "Control Center". To unpause an Experience and resume play, simply click the button again which has now turned into the "Play" button to indicate that this will resume your Experience.
The "Live" State
Your experience will be remain "Live" and open to new participants in your crowd until you either pause it or finish it (more on this in the below articles).
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