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The best Wonder.me alternative: HyHyve

Hosting an interactive and exciting online event, community, or virtual office is a constant problem for everyone, from agencies and freelancers to established corporates. This article explains why Wonder is not the best option if a professional platform, ease of use, and future-proof support are important. We have quite an excellent alternative for Wonder.me for you, which allows you to host an exceptional, highly interactive, and exciting online event, networking, or office easily: HyHyve

HyHyve is the wonder.me alternative that supports almost any device, will continued after the 25th of April, and is made in Germany.

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Update from 13.04.2023

Wonder.me service shutdown after 25th of April 2023

Dear Wonder.me friends,


In the last few days, we have received numerous requests from Wonder.me users who will no longer have access to Wonder after April 25 and, therefore, cannot host their events, workshops and virtual offices.


Consequently, we have created a quick and uncomplicated solution for you:

  • A simple, monthly cancellable Wonder.me switching package starting at 49€,
  • including a free personal onboarding with our team.

HyHyve is not Wonder.me but we think we can deliver an outstanding user experience just like Wonder.


All the best,

Enrico, Wiebke, Thomas, and the HyHyve Team

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

Which are the top 10 alternatives and competitors of Wonder.me?

  1. HyHyve: Fully customizable and engaging networking and online networking platform with a focus on online events and communities.
  2. Spatial: A stable app from Cyprus to host your remote office with spatial audio and high data protection standards.
  3. Trember: A German app for people who are interested in having virtual and hybrid conferences.
  4. Workadventure: A 16-bit videogame-like open-source platform to host online events and your virtual office. 
  5. Topia: An extremely playful metaverse platform that offers the possibility of video chats.
  6. Gather.Town: An interactive platform with an outstanding design of a videogame from the 90s. Suitable for online events and virtual offices.
  7. Remo: A feature-rich virtual event platform from the US with 2D networking for smaller and larger events. 
  8. SaySom: This app brings a real-life conversation vibe into the world of online networking.
  9. VRChat: A platform that’s not dedicated to virtual events or offices but is worth a try. Discover this virtual reality space created by people from all over the world. 
  10. Virtuali: Like VRChat not dedicated to virtual events or offices: In this online world, you can build in-person connections as you would do in reality.

What's the pricing of Wonder.me?

Wonder recently updated his pricing strategy (September 2022): Wonder re-introduced a tricky free plan (up to 5 hours of video calls per user per month; up to 1000 guests per organization per month; users must register with their email addresses) and a paid Pro plan for day-to-day collaboration for 9 Euro per user per month.  

Which browsers and devices does Wonder.me support?

Wonder.me updated his device strategy in October 2022 and supports now Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Microsoft Edge on desktop Computers and tablets. On mobile devices you can use a reduced Wonder version to join conversations but not move through the space. [1]

[1] Supported devices and browsers on the Wonder website: Supported browsers and platforms of the wonder app

This section was updated on 18.10.2022.

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HyHyve and Wonder.me comparison

In this showdown of online events and networking tools, we compare Wonder.me with HyHyve to help you choose the right platform. While Wonder and HyHyve may seem similar at first glance, their differences are pretty significant, and you need to know them to make your online event exceptional.

PricingStarts at 0,03€/minute in Pay-as-you-go. Per event/month/year pricing on request. Tricky free plan; Pro plan at 9 EUR per user/month. [2]
GDPR✅ German company. GDPR compliant.✅ German company. GDPR compliant. [3]
Most common browsers supported✅ Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge are supported.✅ Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Microsoft Edge are supported. [4]
Platforms supported✅ Desktops (Windows, macOS, Linux), tablets (iPad, Android-based devices) and mobile devices (iOS, Android-based devices) are supported.🟡 Desktops (Windows, macOS, Linux) and tablets are supported. Mobile devices have limited functionality. [4]
Broadcast to your participants✅ Yes, speakers can be invited to the stage flexibly.✅ Yes, speakers can be invited to the stage flexibly.
Record Broadcast❌ No recording feature available.❌ No recording feature available.
Public access✅ Yes, via a public link.🟡 Yes, via a public link but with email registration.
Restricted access✅ Yes, email-based, email-domain-based, or guest list.🟡 Yes, with a general room password and valid email address.
Embedding links, images, signs, streams, whiteboards or browser window✅ Yes, iFrame integration for selected tools; Open in a new tab if no iFrame integration is supported.✅ Yes, iFrame integration for selected tools; Open in a new tab if no iFrame integration is supported. [5]
Custom background picture🟡 Yes, but not recommended.✅ Yes.
Custom maps✅ Yes, fully customizable, including walls and the option to create buildings/places familiar to participants. 🟡 Yes, but only simple background pictures.
Maximum participants per "circle" (ad-hoc conversation)✅ Up to 50 people.🟡 Up to 14 people per circle. [6]
Maximum participants per room🟡 HyHyve spaces/rooms have an organizational soft limit of 200 participants. Multiple Spaces can be linked to support up to 5000 participants.✅ A space is limited to 500 participants. [6]
LanguageEnglish and German.English.

[2] According to this statement, they are entirely free, but its to be expected that they “will implement a usage-based pricing model (most likely mid-2022) however, there will always be a free version of Wonder.” Unfortunately, Wonder changed their pricing strategy in June 2022 and stopped offering a free version. Wonder re-introduced a free plan on 19th September 2022, but every user has to register with a valid email address. You can find detailed pricing info here: Everything you need to know about Wonder pricing

[3] According to this article, Wonder is fully GDPR compliant.

[4] You will find the supported devices and browsers in this article. Wonder introduced a reduced feature set for mobile devices and now supports the most common browsers. However, Chromium-based browsers (e.g., Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge) are recommended.

[5] Up to 500 people can be in the space at the same time. Areas can have up to 50 participants and circles up to 14. We recommend dividing rooms if more than 250 participants are expected to ensure the best performance. Get more information about capacities here.

This comparison was fully updated on 31.03.2022 and partially updated on 18.10.2022.

If you are looking for a Wonder.me alternative, think about...

How does the user onboarding work?

How do you keep your participants engaged?

Are all of your participants' devices supported?

What is wonder.me?

Since its strategy change in H2 2022, Wonder.me defines itself as a virtual workspace where remote teams collaborate side-by-side.

Before H2 2022, Wonder.me focused on offering virtual rooms where participants could “meet“ and communicate via proximity video chats. Wonder didn’t focus on specific use cases but was mostly used for online events and networking.
Wonder.me is a browser-based proximity video-chat platform for up to 500 participants. A “circle” is limited to 14 participants, while in a session area, up 50 participants can communicate with each other in a circle. [6] Within this space, admins have the option of starting a broadcast to all participants of the space. A private and public chat rounds things off and helps to exchange contact information.

Compared to tools like Zoom or Teams, the ability to quickly get together in groups and efficiently network is striking!

What should I be aware of when using Wonder.me?

Technically, Wonder works very well, but meeting in virtual rooms and “bumping together” to engage calls is still uncommon. In total, Wonder is an easy-to-use networking tool that has a simple design and won’t confuse participants that much.

But if you are looking for a tool with many customization options, such as logos, embedded links, games, whiteboards, and more, Wonder might not be the right choice.

Therefore you should think about the purposes you want to use a tool like Wonder:

  • Are you looking for a customizable metaverse platform where people meet to work, share and store knowledge? Maybe Gather.town could be a good fit!
  • Or are you looking for an easy-to-use networking platform for events with integrations to online event management systems? Maybe HyHyve could be a good fit!
  • Are you looking for a virtual office for your employees? Then, just keep reading! 😊

How does Wonder.me work?

Wonder is like HyHyve or Spatial.Chat a proximity video chat platform. This means that users have to come close together in a virtual room to connect. Check out the small video to understand how a proximity chat works.

As an admin, you can create a space for up to 500 participants. A password can protect this space, and guests can enter it via a link. Screensharing, broadcasting with multiple speakers, showing Emoji reactions, and setting up icebreaker questions are the most important features of Wonder. You can exchange contact information with others by filling out your wonder profile.

The Wonder.me space and tool design

The interface of the Wonder app is as simple as his features and onboarding. As an admin you can’t customize the space fully. It’s limited to the change of the background picture and to the creation of different areas. Depending on the way of usage it is a great tool to let people interact with each other online. If you are looking for more customizing options, Wonder might not be the best choice for you.

Advice: How to prepare your participants for the wonder app usage

As the mechanism of “bumping together in a virtual venue” is currently not known to everyone, it’s helpful to have “practice sessions” with your participants in advance (e. g. online networking and after-work session a couple of days earlier).

Limited mobile and browser support

The platform of Wonder is best supported by laptops and desktops while accessing it via Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Mircosoft Egde. The usage of Safari isn’t possible as well as there is not support for devices such as iPads, tablets or mobile devices. [5]

Advice: How to deal with the limited mobile and browser support

Although most users are already using chromium-based browsers like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, you should consider recommending using one of the supported browsers to your participants. [6] As “clicking on links” leads to a start of the user’s standard browser, ensure that the browser recommendation and the update of it is communicated often and clearly. As selecting the right browser and joining the Wonder space can sometimes be tricky, you can implement a support hotline or team during your event to guarantee a seamless experience. 

[6] According to their article, Wonder space is limited to a maximum of 500 participants per space. One circle can currently hold 14 participants. In a so-called session area up to 50 participants can engage with each other.

[7] Supported devices and browsers on the Wonder website: Supported browsers and platforms of the wonder app

[8] Market shares of the most used browser versions worldwide in February 2022: Statistics from February 2022

This section was updated on 31.3.2022.

Ready for HyHyve?

We’re here to help you customize a plan if you don’t find one that suits you perfectly.

Our event with HyHyve was a fresh online experience! The interaction is intuitive and innovative. HyHyve's maps can be customized and created a buzz with their attention to detail! The HyHyve team was very helpful and supported us with any questions.

Joachim Haydecker Customer Experience Manager

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG


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