Increase engagement by allowing your users to connect with one another! Connected users can view each other's full profile and send in-app chat messages to each other.
Note: Users will need to log in to connect with one another.
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To add the Attendees module to your guide, click on the “Add features to your guide” button in the top left corner of the guide-building screen. Find and add the Attendees menu item. This feature is designed as a user opt-in social feature and cannot be pre-loaded with information by a guide-builder. If you would like to add a prepopulated attendee list, please see the Can I upload my Attendees list? section.
Note: Feel free to rename your menu item from "Attendees" to anything you prefer. Here are some ideas:
- Check-in & Connect
- Connect & Chat
Check-In, Connect, and Chat
First, make sure you’re logged in. To log in, tap the icon in the top-right corner of the screen. Log in or sign up for an account.
Tap the button to "Check-in to this guide."
Once you're checked in, you can request to connect with other checked-in users and initiate an in-app chat message.
Manage Your Profile
After you have logged in, tap on the icon in the top-right corner of the screen.
Tap the gear icon near the top-left on iOS devices and the top-right on Android devices to edit your profile.
You can choose to add information here. We recommend adding some details so fellow users will reach out to you.
Connect with Users
There are now two ways to connect with other users after logging in. You can use your Guidebook ID or the Attendees list in the guide.
When you tap the “hamburger” button ≡ to open the navigation menu, at the bottom you will see your avatar, your full name, and a QR code. Tap the QR code to view your Guidebook ID.
To connect with other attendees using your Guidebook ID, have one of you scan the other's code. You can navigate between "My Code" and "Scan" to have others send connection requests to you and to send connection requests to others. You can accept a connection request by both scanning each other's codes.
The screenshots below illustrate a few steps along the process of using your Guidebook ID to connect with another user. The left screenshot is a Guidebook ID (your individual QR code). The image in the middle shows Evan's device immediately after Hannah scanned his code. The right-most screenshot shows what happens after Evan closes the message in the middle and scans Hannah's code. Guidebook Id is also used to verify session attendance.
Tap on the Attendees feature in the main menu. At the bottom of the screen, tap to check-in. You will now be listed and visible to other Users. Tap on a User's name to view their profile. At the bottom of the screen, tap to connect. Once a user accepts your connection request, you can tap on their name to view their profile and send them an in-app chat message.
What can I do with my connections?
Once a person has accepted your invitation to connect, you will be able to view their profile and contact details. These connections will be stored and visible from your account (top-right corner of the screen) regardless of which app/guide you are accessing. If you'd like to send a chat message to them, you can tap on the button to do so within their profile view.
If you would like to add a directory of users into your guide, you can use the Custom List feature.
The Attendees / Check-in & Connect feature cannot be preloaded with any information, however. Users voluntarily log in and choose to check-in. Your users have control over the information they choose to provide in this feature.
Networking is an integral part of life, and adding the Attendees feature to your guide can greatly boost your guide's success. Want to learn more? We talked to experts to get their thoughts on the Psychology of Event Check-Ins and Boosting Event Engagement.