A full, vibrant list of people in your app is a great way for folks to connect with each other. With our Person Claiming feature we make it as simple as possible for your attendees, speakers, and app users to create their own profile and add it to the app.

There are two scenarios where you may want to use our new dynamic attendees list features. 

  1. Allow people to create their own profile and add it themselves to the page
    There are scenarios where manually updating contacts is a burden, such as updating job titles, bios, and photos. Here you can enable our Profile Claiming setting to allow folks to add a profile on your People page which they can update at any time.
  2. Allow profiles added by you to be claimed (and changed) by your attendees
    Many times you have some information about your attendees, speakers, and app users, but not their profile photo or social profiles. With our Profile Claiming setting, a user can navigate to an individual person record and "claim" it, by tapping the "This is me" button to update their info. This will replace the record you created with their profile.

How to enable person claiming:

  1. Within the Yapp Editor, create a new People Page or go to an existing one
  2. Click the gear or Settings icon next to the page name
  3. From the page settings popover, click the "Add their own Profile" and/or "Claim a person added by and admin"
  4. Click Done
  5. When you're ready, publish your app!

How to add a profile

⚠️ Make sure you are using the latest version of the Yapp Mobile App!

  1. Open your app inside of the Yapp app
  2. Navigate to the people page that has Profile Adding enabled
  3. Tap the "Add my profile" button that is floating over the tab bar at the bottom
  4. If you have yet to fill out a profile, we will automatically bring up our profile editor and give you a chance to add some details

How to claim a profile

  1. Open your app inside of the Yapp app
  2. Navigate to the people page that has Profile Claiming enabled
  3. Navigate to your Person record
  4. Tap the "This is me" button that is floating over the tab bar at the bottom
  5. If you have yet to fill out a profile, we will automatically bring up our profile editor and give you a chance to add some details

What does the profile editor look like?

We've broken it up into 4 parts: 

  1. Personal info
  2. Photo
  3. Contact info
  4. Links

Everything here is optional, so a user can choose to expose as little or as much information about themselves as they are comfortable with

What else did we consider?

  • The profiles are rich and provide users several ways to connect. Users can upload a profile photo, provide a full bio, contact info (including WhatsApp numbers) and several social profiles (including LinkedIn and instagram).
  • It's completely opt-in for users, protecting their privacy by letting them share only what they are comfortable with.
  • The list is cached for offline use, so once it’s downloaded, you do not have to be online to view all the great profiles people have added.

How much control do I have as an app creator?

  • Any profile can be removed from the page from your mobile device or the desktop editor.
  • You can also remove any profile a user has claimed, restoring the original person record from your mobile device or the desktop editor.
  • Once a user claims a profile, they have complete control over the fields displayed. At this time, there is no way to limit which fields they have the ability to modify.
  • If they have yet to create a profile in Yapp, we will copy the info you added to their profile, if any.
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