Why do I need to have an Airbnb profile or profile photo?

Your profile is like a résumé or curriculum vitae for others in the Airbnb community. Visiting someone's profile is a great way to learn more about them ahead of a booking.

Airbnb is a community marketplace built on trust and safety, so we require all hosts to have a profile photo, and we ask guests to upload a profile photo before making their first reservation. Guests and hosts prefer to book reservations with people who have legitimate profile photos, complete profiles, and multiple verifications.

When your profile is robust, it helps others feel that you're reliable, authentic, and committed to the spirit of Airbnb. Whether you're a host or a guest, the more complete your profile, the more reservations you're likely to book, too.

For a great profile, be sure to include:

  • At least one profile photo
  • Multiple verifications and a Verified ID
  • A description of at least 50 words highlighting why you decided to join the Airbnb community, your interests or hobbies, or anything else you think someone would want to know

To view someone's profile, just click their profile photo. Read more about how to edit your profile.

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