Chapter 2 – Introducing verifications options for profiles, LinkedIn & Twitter Connect, and the Airbnb Photobooth. 

On Monday, we made a commitment to you. We launched our new Trust & Safety Center (airbnb.com/safety) that laid out our vision for trust and safety on Airbnb. In conjunction, we announced the Airbnb Guarantee, which will provide up to $50,000 in coverage for property damage, new profiles, and a line directly to me, the CEO – brian.chesky@airbnb.com.

We want to continue to earn your trust, and we understand this is a long-term commitment. Many of the features we will be releasing in the coming weeks are features that will strengthen communication and indentity on Airbnb. We will be annoucing further product developments here on the blog, and today we are proud to announce three new features: verification options for profiles, LinkedIn & Twitter Connect, and the Airbnb Photobooth.

Verification Features

In addition to the new profiles which went live on Monday, we’ve also added verification features to member profiles. Build your reputation and validate your identity in a few easy steps by verifying your phone number and connecting your profile to popular social networks, Facebook and LinkedIn. Login and get started here.

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LinkedIn Connect

 You can now connect your Airbnb account with the world’s largest professional network. Connecting with LinkedIn builds confidence between guests and hosts by establishing a link to your professional life.

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Twitter Connect

Validate your Twitter account on Airbnb and add another level of trust to your Airbnb profile. Stay tuned for exciting updates with our Twitter integration.

 

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Photobooth

Trusted profile photos made easy. Hosts often ask for more profile photos and now with Photobooth, members can take profile photos using their webcam directly inside of Airbnb. Snap a photo now.

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This is just the beginning. What started as three of us in an apartment has exploded into a movement that has changed the way people connect. But without trust, Airbnb simply doesn’t work. Our efforts toward trust and security don’t stop here, so vote on new features that you would like us to build and you may just see them in my next blog post.

Sincerely,

Brian Chesky

CEO, Airbnb

brian.chesky@airbnb.com